A Jacksonville, FL construction accident lawyer with GED Lawyers can help you seek financial recovery if you suffered an injury on a construction site. We assist with cases involving construction workers and bystanders.
Our personal injury attorneys can pursue your medical expenses, lost income, and other damages with an insurance claim or lawsuit. We can tell you more about our services and help you get started with a free consultation.
GED Lawyers Will Fight for Your Construction Accident Damages
Construction can be a dangerous industry with many inherent hazards, including heights, heavy equipment, and harmful materials. In fact, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the private construction industry had the highest number of workplace fatalities in Florida in 2020.
If you or your loved one suffered injuries in a workplace accident or while passing a construction site, another party may be liable for your damages. In general, a Jacksonville personal injury attorney can help you seek compensation for:
- Medical bills, including ambulance transportation, emergency room treatment, doctor and hospital fees, and any other necessary medical expenses resulting from your construction accident
- Lost income, including wages, health and retirement benefits, and other lost earnings
- Lost earning capacity if you sustained a severe or disabling injury that prevents you from returning to your job
- Property damages, including compensation for damaged vehicles, cell phones, electronics, tools, equipment, or other personal items
- Pain and suffering, including awards for physical and chronic pain, disfigurement, scarring, loss of mobility, mental anguish, and other quality-of-life reductions
- Other expenses, such as the cost of accommodating your home or car after a disabling injury
If your loved one passed away from a construction accident injury, our lawyers can help their personal representative (executor) pursue wrongful death damages. We may be able to recover medical expenses, funeral and burial costs, lost income, and other awards on behalf of the loved one’s estate and beneficiaries.
What Is the Value Of Your Case?
Every case is different, and the amount of compensation our Jacksonville construction accident lawyer can recover for you will depend on various factors, including the extent of your injuries, the cost of your treatment, and your wages at the time of your accident.
Compensation may also depend on the damages available to you. For example, if you sustained your injury while on the job, workers’ compensation may pay for a large portion of your losses, but it does not provide awards for pain and suffering and certain other damages. However, you may be able to recover additional awards with a lawsuit against a liable third party, such as a contractor, subcontractor, property manager, or equipment manufacturer.
Our lawyers can review your claim and tell you more about your potential damages and legal options.
Our Attorneys Will Establish Fault for Your Construction Accident
You do not have to prove negligence when pursuing workers’ compensation, though you will need to show that your injuries occurred on the job. However, to secure compensation with a liability insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit, you must establish that someone else’s reckless or wrongful actions caused your construction accident.
Our attorneys can help you prove your workplace accident case and handle the details of your claims or lawsuits. Our team will:
- Investigate your accident to identify all liable parties
- Identify and pursue all of your available damages
- Collect evidence, including eyewitness testimony, medical records, workplace accident reports, and surveillance video
- Prepare and file your insurance claim or lawsuit
- Manage case-related paperwork, deadlines, and communications
- Represent you during meetings and court appearances and appear for you when possible
- Negotiate for the maximum available settlement
- Provide frequent and timely case updates
- Represent you at trial if necessary
We Will Pursue Your Case Before Time Runs Out
According to Florida Statutes § 95.11, you have four years to file a personal injury lawsuit and two years to pursue a wrongful death suit. The clock starts when your injury occurred or at the time of your loved one’s passing. Failure to adhere to the statute of limitations will usually lead to the court refusing your case. An expired time limit may also give the insurance company a reason to deny your claim or reduce your settlement.
You may have less time if your case involves a workers’ compensation claim. According to the Florida Department of Financial Services, you must report your workplace injury to your employer within 30 days of its occurrence. Failure to do so may result in a denial of your benefits. Our construction accident attorneys can tell you more about the deadlines that affect your case and help you get started before it is too late.
We Work on Contingency
Our firm has stood for the rights of injury victims since our founding in 1995. So, we understand that this is likely a difficult time for your family. You may face expensive medical bills and other financial stressors, all while being unable to work.
We do not want our services to add an additional strain. Therefore, we represent clients on contingency, meaning we do not charge upfront or out-of-pocket fees. Instead, we only get paid if and when we obtain compensation for you.
Falls and Other Common Construction Accident Injuries
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reports that the top four construction hazards are falls, struck-by injuries, caught-in/between injuries, and electrocutions. These and other workplace injuries can stem from a variety of issues. Our firm can assist with cases involving:
- Lack of fall protection equipment and safety gear
- Defective or improperly constructed scaffolding
- Unsafe ladders
- Transportation accidents
- Heavy equipment accidents
- Defective or poorly maintained equipment
- Digging and excavation accidents
- Failure to lock out machines
- Failure to turn off electricity or other utilities
- Exposure to toxic and dangerous substances
Contact GED Lawyers Today
Contact us today for a free consultation and learn more about working with a Jacksonville construction accident lawyer with GED Lawyers. A team member is available 24/7 to take your call, answer your questions, and connect you with an attorney near you.