Thousands of construction industry workers sometimes suffer disabling or permanent injuries. In Florida, you have multiple legal options to pursue financial compensation if you were injured in your capacity as a construction worker.

If you or someone you love has suffered injuries in a construction site accident in Florida, contact our seasoned construction accident attorneys at Carlson Meissner & Hayslett as soon as possible. We will investigate and evaluate your case for workers’ compensation and personal injury claims and pursue the largest possible damages on your behalf from:

  • Your employer
  • The construction site owner
  • Manager
  • Contractor
  • Equipment manufacturer
  • Maintenance agency
  • Any other liable parties

Workers’ Compensation Laws in Florida

Florida's Workers’ Compensation Law is codified in F.S. 440.01-60:

  • Most Florida employers with over three workers are required to provide workers’ compensation insurance to their employees
  • In the construction industry, an employer must carry workers’ compensation insurance even if they have only one employee
  • Workers’ compensation is no-fault insurance, which means that you don’t need to prove fault or assign blame to seek compensation

Unfortunately, these benefits are not obtained easily. Workers in most industries find the need to hire a skilled workers’ compensation attorney to secure compensation owed from their employer and the insurance carrier.

Workers’ Comp Claims Process in Florida

Construction workers injured on the job must file a notice of workplace injury with their employer within 30 days of the accident. The 30-day notice begins with the following:

  • Date of your injury
  • Date when the impact of the injury becomes apparent
  • Date from which your injury was discovered or first diagnosed
  • You will have another two years from the date of the injury to file a workers’ compensation claim.

You need to include the following:

  • The initial injury report
  • Location and nature of the accident
  • The cause of the accident
  • Witness names

Your benefits may get denied indefinitely if you don’t meet this deadline.

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Workers’ Compensation Denial After Construction Accident in Florida

There is a time gap between submitting the workers’ compensation claim and getting paid. Additionally, there is no assurance that your claim will get approved the first time. Your claim to get denied if:

  • Your employer maintains that the accident did not occur at the worksite
  • You did not receive proper or prompt medical care
  • You neglected to inform your employer within 30 days
  • You missed the deadline to file a workers’ compensation claim
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Steps to Take After Getting a Denial Letter

It can be frustrating to receive a letter of denial, but there are steps you can take:

  • Appeal the letter as per the instructions provided
  • Consult with a qualified workers’ compensation attorney
  • Gather evidence to support your assertion

The attorneys at Carlson Meissner & Hayslett will relentlessly pursue your compensation and only give up once we obtain your required benefits.

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Our Workers’ Compensation Attorneys Have the Experience to Take on Large Construction Companies and Insurance Carriers. Get Strong Legal Representation to Fight for Your Rights.

If you or someone you love has suffered injuries at a construction site, the leading Florida construction accident attorneys at Carlson Meissner & Hayslett are ready to stand up for your rights. Our workers’ compensation and construction site personal injury attorneys are known for fighting on behalf of injured workers with unmatched dedication. To schedule your free and confidential consultation, call us at (727) 306-0273 or write to us online.

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