Our Construction Accident Lawyers in Boca Raton and Plantation
Eltringham Law Group in Boca Raton offers construction accident Attorney legal services to individuals in Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Plantation, Boynton Beach and West Palm Beach. We can help you understand your rights under federal Workers’ Compensation laws, as well as seeing that you get what you deserve when Workers’ Compensation isn’t enough or other parties are liable for your injury.
When workers are injured on construction sites, they are covered under federal Workers Compensation law. However, Workers’ Compensation is not always enough to cover the extent of loss suffered by a worker due to an injury incurred, and in some cases even death is the result of an accident. In fact, the U.S. Department of Labor recognizes the construction industry as the leading industry reporting fatal injuries.
Additionally, in some cases, companies or individuals are liable for the construction site injury due to negligence, including primary contractors, construction companies, engineering firms, equipment manufacturers or leasing companies, as well as any other party that can be shown to be at fault for the resulting accident. All of this adds up to the need for you to seek the services of a lawyer when you are involved in an accident
If you have been injured in a construction accident, it’s important to have an experienced and tenacious construction accident attorney on your side. Rules surrounding Workers’ Compensation can be confusing and insurance companies, employers and third parties may try to deny culpability or minimize the benefits you are entitled to by claiming that your injuries were not sustained on the job or that they are less serious than you claim. They may try to intimidate you or confuse you with legalese.
You should be entitled to satisfactory compensation following an on-the-job accident. Our construction accident lawyers can protect your rights and will help you get the compensation you deserve through Workers’ Compensation and third party claims.
If you have been injured in a construction accident, contact the Eltringham Law Group at 561-338-0420.
Construction Accident Lawsuit Cases
Just as no two people are alike, so too can each construction accident be caused by something different or result in a unique outcome. However, the fact remains that there are thousands of construction accidents in Florida each year that leave workers severely injured or that can even result in permanent disability or death. While not an exhaustive list, some causes of construction accidents include:
- Crane accidents
- Scaffolding malfunctions
- Faulty machinery
- Vehicle malfunctions
- Inadequate training
- Improper safety measures
- Exposure to toxic materials
- “Cutting corners” to save money
- Dangerous work environment
Companies employing workers in the construction field are required to carry Workers’ Compensation insurance, even if just one worker is employed. This is a no-fault system that covers most accidents, injuries, illnesses or deaths resulting on the job. However, there are limits to the amount covered and rules related to when injuries must be reported to employers or how long a worker has to file a claim. There are also many instances were injured workers are entitled to more than just Workers Compensation.
For more information about how to proceed following a construction accident, contact the Eltringham Law Group at 561-338-0420.
Construction Accident Injuries
Construction accident injuries can run the gamut from relatively minor scrapes and bruises to catastrophic outcomes such as loss of limbs, paralysis or death. Here are some of the construction injuries that may be experienced:
- Severe head injuries / Concussion
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Back injuries
- Joint and musculoskeletal injuries
- Repetitive motion injuries
- Eye injuries / Vision or hearing loss
- Broken bones
- Loss of limbs
- Illnesses from toxin exposure
- Permanent disability
When you have been involved in a Florida construction accident, you may be eligible for compensation to cover medical expenses (current and future), rehabilitation and long-term care, lost wages or loss due to an inability to work, funeral expenses (if there is a fatal construction accident), pain and suffering, and other punitive damages. When your injuries are severe and limit or prevent you from returning to work, a construction accident lawyer from our firm can help you get the compensation you deserve.
Contact a construction accident lawyer at the Eltringham Law Group at 561-338-0420 to get started on your construction accident injury case.
Construction Accident Legal Questions
If you have been involved in a construction accident, whether minor or severe, you likely have many questions that need to be answered. Some of the most common questions include:
- What should I do if I have been involved in a construction accident?
- How quickly do I have to let my employer know about my injuries?
- Are all construction accidents in Florida covered by Workers’ Compensation?
- What if my injuries are more extensive than what is covered by Workers’ Compensation?
- Should I take the first settlement offer I get from an insurance company?
- If negligence was involved, what are my rights as related to receiving additional compensation?
- Will a construction accident lawyer be able to protect my best interests?
The Eltringham Law Group offers free consultations during which you can have all of your questions answered to put your mind at ease. Our personal injury lawyers have experience in handling construction accident cases in Florida involving injury or death and can help you get what you deserve.
For more information about what you can expect after a construction accident, call us at 561-338-0420 to schedule your free consultation.