Construction workers know that they are in a dangerous business, but they expect that construction sites will be made as safe as possible. When the negligence of a contractor, subcontractor, or machinery manufacturer causes catastrophic injuries or wrongful deaths, restitution must be made. But solid cases do not arise from all construction site accidents.
Often, a construction accident will fall under workers’ compensation rules. All employers are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance, and if you ask, your employer must let you fill out workers’ comp forms. As long as the injury occurred as part of your duties, you can get a settlement regardless of who is at fault.
However, at times, a construction accident is caused by someone besides your employer, such as another contractor or a company that made defective equipment. If so, you can file what is known as a “third-party” litigation, which often gets injury sufferers much more of the money they need than does workers’ compensation.
We are committed to helping injured construction workers and their families, giving them the close, compassionate treatment they deserve. Contact our Florida construction site accident attorney right away by calling us at 954-340-0037 or filling out our online form. We offer free consultations.