You Need Fair Compensation After Your Florida Construction Injury
Is it any wonder that one out of every 10 construction workers suffers an injury every year?
Construction sites change every day. That means that there are unexpected dangers all the time. There could be a hole cut into the floor that wasn’t there when you arrived in the morning, creating a falling hazard. A co-worker could drop a tool on your head from a scaffold high above you. Machinery can suddenly malfunction, injuring you for life. One slip is all it takes to change your life forever.
Compensation Beyond Workers’ Compensation
If you have been injured, you already know the struggle that follows. On top of lost wages and medical bills, you may suffer ongoing pain and disability. You may not realize, however, that you could be entitled to file a personal injury claim on top of a workers’ compensation claim, depending on who or what caused your accident.
Kaylor, Kaylor & Leto, P.A., in Lakeland, has the experience you need to determine whether you can file a workplace injury suit against a negligent third party.
Common Causes Of Construction Site Accidents
While falls and injuries from falling objects are the most common issues, there are many ways workers can be injured. Common types of accidents include:
- Crane accidents — High winds and operator error can easily lead to severe injury or death for construction workers.
- Trench collapses — Trenches are dangerous by nature. If not properly reinforced, a cave-in can follow and injuries to workers can be catastrophic.
- Heavy machinery accidents — Workers can become injured by defective or improperly used heavy machinery such as backhoes, front-end loaders and other machines.
- Power tool accidents — If not properly used or defective, a power tool such as a drill or saw can cause very serious injuries.
- Vehicle accidents — Car and truck accidents that happen while you are driving as part of your job duties are eligible for workers’ compensation benefits.
- Explosions and burns — Explosions or burns could be the result of chemical or electrical issues and result in disfiguring or fatal injuries.
Safety on a construction site is everyone’s responsibility. Unfortunately, you may have multiple subcontractors working on a site and not all of them may take the time to train their employees properly. An error by any one employee could lead to others being injured or killed.
Find Out How We Can Help
You could receive compensation above and beyond your Florida workers’ comp benefits by filing a personal injury claim. Let us help you find out.
We also assist workers with all aspects of the workers’ compensation process.