If you’ve been injured in a construction accident and you believe negligence was involved, contact a construction accident attorney in Brandon to discuss your options and to seek compensation for your suffering.
Construction accidents are one of the leading causes of fatal work-related accidents. In fact, one in five worker deaths in 2015 were caused by construction-related incidents. With the fatalities being so high in the construction industry, it’s not surprising that the risk for severe injury is equally as high.
Injuries from construction accidents can include broken bones, burns, spinal damage, and traumatic brain injuries. All of these injuries can leave workers unable to perform their jobs for months on end. During this time, medical expenses will begin to accumulate and workers compensation insurance will need to be used.
If you’ve been injured in a construction accident, you have the right to seek workers comp benefits for your damages. Your employer protects you when working in high-risk situations so that, if injuries occur, you have the financial means to get by. At Lopez & Humphries, PA, a Brandon construction accident lawyer can ensure that your employer’s insurer pays you the settlement you deserve.
When to File a Construction Accident Lawsuit
Florida law requires employers to provide workers compensation benefits for employees, but what you may not know is that for many construction accident cases, you can also file a personal injury claim against the liable party in your accident, whether that is your employer or someone else. You may want to do this if your work comp benefits don’t prove to be enough to cover your expenses and suffering.
You can file a construction accident lawsuit when a third party caused your injuries, when a defective product hurt you on the construction site, or when your employer harmed you intentionally.
Intentional harm from an employer in a construction accident may come in the form of physical assault, or it could include an instance when your employer forced you to work in hazardous or unsafe working conditions.
Determining Fault for Your Construction Injury
Determining fault in your construction accident case will take a deep investigation of all available evidence. Your personal injury attorney in Brandon can gather photographs, video footage, witness testimonies, and any police reports or medical records to determine whether your employer or another party was responsible for your injuries.
Once fault is determined, a case can be built and your settlement amount can be calculated. In order to calculate your overall claim value, your attorney will compile a list of all of the damages you’ve suffered, which includes financial losses and ways in which the injury has affected your lifestyle.
Consult a Brandon Construction Accident Attorney
When you’ve been severely injured in a construction accident, it’s important to seek compensation for your injuries and hold the liable parties accountable. Workers compensation may cover your medical expenses, but it likely won’t account for all of the suffering you’ve been through. At Lopez & Humphries, PA, we’ll work to maximize your settlement amount so you can recover as quickly as possible.
To speak with a Brandon construction accident lawyer about your case, call (863) 774-3573 for a free consultation or you can fill out the contact form below.