Construction sites are full of safety hazards that endanger the very people who work on them. If you or your loved one has suffered a burn at work, there is likely a way to be compensated for the physical and emotional trauma that you have been left to deal with. This financial support may be the key to getting back on your feet.
At Schlesinger Law Offices, P.A. in Fort Lauderdale, we help recover compensation for construction workers who have suffered severe burns on the job. We know how a burn injury can throw a wrench in your career, your everyday life, and your family life. We can help you pursue compensation for your damages, such as the cost of treatment at a burn center/hospital, your lost wages and benefits, and your pain and suffering.
Construction workers and their families have two options to win justice after a severe burn injury. The first is a workers’ compensation insurance claim; the second, a third-party lawsuit. Which route is right for you will depend on the facts of your case, as well as what damages you are trying to recover.
File for Workers’ Compensation Benefits
You cannot sue your or your loved one’s employer, but you can file for workers’ compensation benefits to help your family stay afloat. The workers’ comp claims process can be complicated, particularly when employers and insurance agents do not want to pay what they owe. Our Fort Lauderdale construction accident lawyers can help you navigate this process. We will work to improve your chances of collecting benefits.
What Does Workers Compensation Cover?
Most construction workers are covered under their employer’s workers’ compensation insurance, which pays out benefits to injured employees even if they were at fault for the workplace accident.
If successful in your claim, you will be compensated for a portion of your lost wages and your medical expenses, among other economic damages. Please note that workers’ comp will not cover non-economic damages, like pain and suffering or emotional distress.
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Who Can You Sue After a Burn Injury at Work?
If a party other than your employer caused the construction burn accident in Florida, you may have the option to sue that party for compensation. You will need to prove this person, company, or corporation was negligent. This may mean they failed to follow safety procedures, sold your employer a defective product, or failed to maintain heavy equipment properly. In the more than 60 years since we opened our firm, our Fort Lauderdale construction accident attorneys have litigated countless cases involving third-party liability for construction burn accidents.
We Know How to Handle a Variety of These Cases, Such as Those Involving:
- Construction defects
- Electric shock accidents
- Defective construction equipment
- Defective hand tools
- Exposure to caustic chemicals
- Lack of properly trained workers
- Lack of safety equipment
A third-party civil lawsuit may result in the recovery of economic and non-economic damages, from medical bills to pain and suffering, and more.
Let Our Experienced Law Firm Fight for You
Our multigenerational personal injury law firm in Fort Lauderdale is committed to helping those injured on construction sites maximize their compensation. We also represent the surviving loved ones of individuals who lost their lives due to serious workplace burns. To date, we have won millions for our clients in Fort Lauderdale and throughout the state of Florida. If you’ve been injured, get the experienced, dedicated representation you deserve.
At Schlesinger Law Offices, P.A., We Are Prepared to Fight for Construction Workers Who Have Suffered Burns, Such As:
- Chemical burns
- Thermal burns
- Electrical burns
- Radiation burns
- Friction burns
- Arc flash burns
I can't thank the team of lawyers from Schlesinger Law Firm for their high quality of professionalism and persistence in pursuing my lawsuit. They always made me feel part of their family.