Some of the hardest workers in Florida are construction workers–that is no secret. This is why when they are injured, they deserve justice. If you are someone who has been injured in a construction site accident, you most likely require financial compensation to help cover the cost of your medical care, lost wages, and more. Please read on and speak with our experienced Florida personal injury attorneys to learn more about how we can help.
What are some of the most popular types and causes of construction site accidents?
Construction site accidents vary, and can involve explosions, electrocutions, scaffolding collapses, falls from buildings, falling debris landing on workers, cave-ins, and more. Unfortunately, most of these accidents are caused by either negligent supervisors, negligent workers, defective equipment, or otherwise unsafe property conditions.
How do I know if I qualify for financial compensation after a construction site injury?
To qualify for compensation, you will have to prove that you were owed a duty of care, that duty of care was breached, and that you sustained serious injuries as a result. Generally, in construction site injuries, individuals and their attorneys will file third-party lawsuits, as opposed to suing their employer directly–this prevents them from losing their job. So, for example, instead of suing your employer, you may sue the property owner, contractor, equipment manufacturer, and more, depending on your case. Our firm can help you gather all the evidence you need to present your case as convincingly as possible.
How long will I have to sue after a construction site injury in Florida?
Generally, in Florida, those injured are granted a certain amount of time to take legal action against the negligent party that caused their injuries. This timeframe is known as the statute of limitations, and in Florida, the statute of limitations is four years. Simply put, this means that if you were injured in a construction site accident, you will most likely have four years from the date of your accident to sue. While this may sound like a significant amount of time, it is always best to get the ball rolling sooner, rather than later. Our firm is here to help you do just that–all you have to do is ask.
Contact our experienced Florida 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 the Florida Personal Injury Law Team today.