Caring Legal Assistance After Injuries At Construction Sites
Countless hardworking men and women are injured at construction sites and other work locations in spite of federal and state regulations designed to protect workers. Unfortunately, workers’ compensation laws sometimes place severe restrictions on the amount of money that may be recovered. If you were injured in a work-related accident, it is very important to seek the advice of an experienced legal team like Goldberg and Hirsh P.A.. We can analyze the facts to see if you have rights other than those available under the restricted workers’ compensation rules.
An Experienced Attorney To Fight For Suitable Compensation For You
The specific circumstances surrounding worksite accidents help determine the type of legal action required. For example, in scaffolding accidents, it may be possible to bring an action against the scaffolding contractor or the manufacturer even if you have workers’ comp available. Crane accident victims may also be able to file a claim for damages beyond a workers’ compensation claim. Any crane accident causing serious injury should be properly investigated to determine who or what was at fault and the legal remedies available.
Perhaps you were injured by a faulty product such as a saw that was not outfitted with a proper guard. A product liability lawsuit might be able to compensate you for pain and suffering, loss of ability to enjoy life and other remedies. One advantage of a product liability lawsuit is that Florida has adopted the doctrine of strict liability in its laws. This means that the designer, manufacturer and seller of a defective product may be liable even if there was no actual negligence.
If you were burned or exposed to dangerous chemicals on the job, or if you were shocked and seriously injured by faulty wiring or electrical equipment, you may have legal options open to you.
Your Options When Workers’ Compensation Is Denied
What happens if your employer provides workers’ compensation insurance to its employees, but for some reason, benefits were denied to you? Perhaps you need an operation on your wrist because you were required to do a certain action on your job over and over, but the workers’ compensation insurance company denies that your injury is work-related, claiming that it is just the result of nonwork-related arthritis. Are you left out alone in the cold? Perhaps not. In fact, you may have better remedies available. If your employer was somehow negligent or failed to provide a safe workplace, or failed to provide proper help and support for you to do your job safely, and to top it off, denies you workers’ compensation benefits, you might be able to sue the employer and recover all of your damages resulting from your injury.
These cases have some unique legal benefits. If you bring a lawsuit for your employer’s negligence after workers’ compensation benefits were denied, the employer cannot plead comparative negligence on your part (that is that you were negligent yourself in part for the accident) or that you assumed the risks of the job. The employer is denied these defenses in court because it denied you your workers’ compensation benefits.
Call An Experienced Attorney To Protect Your Rights
Situations like these demonstrate why it is so crucial to ask for the help of an experienced lawyer who can explain your rights. At Goldberg and Hirsh P.A., we have helped injured workers by exploring rights and remedies beyond those limited options available through workers’ compensation. Call us now at 305-909-6522 or fill out our online form to make an appointment. Your initial consultation is free and confidential.