A construction accident is something that comes on unexpectedly in most cases. It’s easy to see why – there are so many sites around and any number of completely random things can go wrong at any time. The American economy borrows its strength from the construction industry. Visit any large Florida city, from Miami to Jacksonville, and you’ll be driving through and around buildings in process. Construction sites are extremely common and many industries depend on them in order to expand and drive productivity.
The problem with more construction work, though, is that it opens up the possibility for more accidents. With work being done throughout the day by dozens of construction workers and in different weather conditions, it’s hard to predict what might happen. And, when you do experience a construction accident, it can be difficult to know just what to do.
Join us today, as we take a closer look at what you need to know after a construction site injury.
Have You Been Injured In A Construction Accident?
Let’s get this out, first: construction is one of the most dangerous industries there is to work in. Some people will tell you that modern safety precautions, legal requirements, and new equipment have made it completely safe. Which is partially true – the industry has done what it can to mitigate the danger in construction.
But there’s no getting around the fact that hammering, nailing, sawing and climbing tall objects for a living is dangerous. And it’s for this reason that Florida has specific laws in place for construction workers to secure compensation after an injury on the job.
Don’t think you have anything to gain from pursuing legal action? This is a misconception that robs many people of some great opportunities to make themselves whole after an accident. After all, recovery for your pain and suffering, medical expenses, and lost wages are all very real issues, and anyone on its own would be well worth your time.
In cases where you or a loved one have been injured on a construction site, worker’s compensation is often your first port of call. This is a form of insurance that recoups your wages and medical costs, in exchange for relinquishing your right to sue over negligence.
This is not your only option. Provided your injuries are serious enough, you may lose money and suffer from long-term pain. In these cases, you could be able to file a claim against any contractor who may have caused your injury. This extends to the owners of the work site you’re filing over.
Construction Accident Injuries: Know Your Rights!
Nobody plans for an on site accident during their construction job. When the time comes, though, you need to know your rights and what your options are for legal recompensation. Get in touch with the law office of Ward T Berg, P.A. today, for more on your injury case.