Workers' Compensation for Construction Site Injuries
If you are injured from a construction accident and can't work, you are entitled to medical and wage benefits through workers' compensation. If a third party other than your employer is responsible, you may have additional claims for compensation through a personal injury suit.
In construction site injuries, often the subcontractors and the general contractor dispute which employer is responsible for the accident and for providing insurance coverage, leaving the injured employee in the middle of the fight without benefits and compensation. The laws are complex, and often we invite all to the litigation and let them either contribute or pay the benefits and seek contribution from the other contractors.
No employee should be without medical coverage or wage loss or disability payments due to disputes or failures to secure workers' compensation coverage. If you have been involved in such an accident at a construction site, we urge you to seek out legal representation, as time is of the essence.
At Feldman Morgado, we explore all potential claims and stand up to employers and insurance companies to protect your rights. Trial attorney Mitchell L. Feldman has handled workers' comp cases throughout Florida, including many construction site injuries. In many cases, one of the contractors involved can be held civilly liable for the injuries outside of workers' compensation laws and can be sued for pain and suffering.
Contact us today to discuss your construction accident in a free initial consultation. We represent injured construction workers in the Tampa Bay area and statewide.
Tampa Bay Workers' Comp Lawyers: Feldman Morgado
Dangers abound at a construction site, and we have represented construction workers in every type of on-the-job injury:
- Falls from roofs, ladders and scaffolding
- Slip-and-falls and tripping hazards
- Injuries from tools, equipment and machinery
- Heavy equipment accidents (cranes, backhoes, loaders)
- On-duty vehicle accidents (at or between job sites)
- Falling or flying objects
- Electrical shock injuries
- Fires, explosions and chemical exposures
- Back, shoulder and knee injuries
Mitchell Feldman has years of experience in work-related injury claims and workers' compensation litigation, including trials before Judges of Compensation Claims to appeal denied benefits. He can help file your initial claim to ensure you are afforded your rights and benefits under Florida workers' compensation law. Mr. Feldman has also handled appeals of worker's compensation benefits and presented oral arguments before the 1st District Court of Appeal in Tallahassee, Florida.
He also has a record of jury verdicts and settlements in personal injury litigation. If your construction accident was caused by a machinery defect, the carelessness of another subcontractor, the property owner's negligence or a motorist who caused a crash, you may have grounds to sue. A third party lawsuit provides for damages such as pain and suffering that are not covered by workers' comp.
We know that construction accidents often result in severe injuries, such as loss of limb, brain trauma or spinal cord damage. We understand that any injury to your back, your hands or legs may keep you out of construction work long-term or permanently. We fight to maximize your wage-loss benefits or lump-sum settlement and to ensure your future medicals are covered.
Tampa Construction Accident Lawyers: Feldman Morgado, PA
Call us at 800-669-0151 for a free consultation. We have offices in Tampa, Ocala, Naples, Jacksonville, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach and Miami, and we can also come to you.