Construction activity in Florida is virtually never-ending and presents many dangers to the workers on the construction site. If you suffer an injury on the job due to the negligence of the construction site owner, manager, contractor, or a third party, you might be able to claim compensation in addition to standard workers’ comp benefits.
Liability in a Construction Accident
You have the right to file a workers’ compensation claim following a construction site accident. Workers’ compensation in Florida is no-fault insurance, so you won't need to determine or establish fault and responsibility. All you need to do is prove that you suffered an injury within the scope of your employment. It is essential to understand that you cannot sue your employer for injury if you claim workers’ compensation, even if your injury was due to their negligence or fault. Most importantly, if third-party negligence was involved in your construction accident and injury, you can sue them for maximum personal injury damages even if you receive workers’ compensation benefits. These third parties could be:
- Construction site owners
- Equipment manufacturers
- Another construction company at the site
- Construction material suppliers
- Crane, bulldozer, or other equipment third-party operators
- Construction site or equipment maintenance providers
It’s essential to consult with our Florida construction site accident attorneys to determine whether you have a personal injury claim in addition to the workers’ compensation claim. We take all our cases on a contingency fee, so you pay nothing for top-notch legal help, starting with your obligation-free consultation.