If you work in construction or were otherwise injured in an accident on or near a construction site, an experienced Tampa construction accident attorney could be able to help you obtain the compensation you deserve.
Working in the construction industry means that you are always at an increased risk of suffering a work-related injury. While this may be the case, that doesn’t mean you should lose everything when you’re injured. The individual or entity that is at fault for the cause of your construction accident should be compelled to repay you for the damage they’ve done.
Your Tampa construction accident lawyer at Anderson & Anderson is ready to take on your case. We’ll review the details of your accident and gather the evidence we need to hold the culpable party to account so you can hopefully be awarded maximum compensation for all you’ve been through.
Though in theory there are endless types of injuries a person can suffer from in a construction accident, some injuries occur far more frequently than others due to the type of work construction workers do on a day-to-day basis. Some of the most common include:
These are just a couple of the most frequently seen types of injuries construction workers endure after being involved in a work-related accident. Fortunately, there are a couple of different ways you’ll be able to continue to support yourself and your family while you recuperate from such extensive injuries.
First, as a construction worker who was injured on the job, you should be able to file a claim through your Tampa employer’s workers compensation insurance provider to obtain weekly disability benefits that will replace a portion of your income, as well as cover the costs of your injury-related healthcare needs. The good news is that Florida work comp benefits are paid without regard to fault. This is not the case for personal injury claims, as someone else must have been negligent in order to be successful in Florida court.
In your civil claim, you can also seek repayment for personal losses, such as pain and suffering, loss of companionship and society, mental distress, inconvenience, damage to your earning capacity, lost quality of life, and more. It is important to note that any lost wages you will be able to include when determining what your claim is valued at will not include the wages paid to you by the workers comp insurance provider.
Furthermore, claims involving both workers compensation benefits and personal injury claims can become complicated quickly. As such, it may be well-advised to speak with your attorney before filing either type of claim so your award is protected.
If you would like to speak with a talented Tampa construction accident lawyer at Anderson & Anderson about how to proceed with seeking the repayment that is rightfully yours, you can schedule your complimentary case evaluation by calling our office at 813-251-0072 or filling out the brief contact form we have included below.