Our firm truly values Florida’s construction workers, and if you are a construction worker who has recently sustained a serious injury on the job, our firm is here to help. Please continue reading and contact our Orlando personal injury attorneys to learn more about construction accidents, what to do after being injured in one, and how our firm can assist you going forward. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What is the primary cause of construction accidents?
Construction accidents are complicated because many different parties may be responsible for them. For example, in many cases, negligent supervisors or management is responsible. In other cases, construction accidents are caused by defective equipment. The bottom line is that a wide variety of factors can cause construction accidents, and if you’ve been injured in an accident while on the job, there is a very good chance you will have a valid claim to compensation.
What should I do if I’m injured on the job?
If you are injured on the job, the first thing you should do is notify your supervisor of the accident. You should then ask anyone who saw your accident for their phone number and contact information. Next, take pictures of the unsafe conditions that caused your accident. Ensure you receive immediate medical attention–this is a critical step in recovering the compensation you need. Finally, retain the services of a knowledgeable Florida personal injury attorney.
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What is the difference between workers’ compensation and a third-party claim?
Injured workers often can obtain workers’ compensation benefits to help cover the cost of their medical bills, lost wages, and more. However, there are times where workers’ compensation benefits simply do not cover the entire cost of an injury. If you find yourself in this situation, you can still file what is known as a third-party claim. Essentially, in a third-party claim, you will sue a liable third party for your injury that is not your employer. You may sue product designers/manufacturers, property owners, independent contractors, and more, for the full compensation you need. If you have any further questions, give us a call today.
Contact our experienced Orlando firm
Our firm understands the repercussions of a serious accident. If you are injured due to another party’s negligence, you should not have to fight the uphill battle for financial compensation on your own. When you hire one of our attorneys, you are hiring a devoted, caring, and aggressive attorney who will tenaciously fight for your rights. If you or someone you know was injured in an accident and wishes to schedule a consultation, please do not hesitate to contact Attorney Schmitt of the Florida Personal Injury Law Team today.