There are countless risks associated with construction projects throughout Florida. Whether the project you are working on is large or small, the risk of injuries is always present. Workers’ compensation benefits could be available if you do sustain harm while performing your job duties.
Unfortunately, these benefits do not always come easily. If you are considering a claim, now is the right time to seek guidance from a skilled workers’ compensation attorney at the Law Firm of Kevin A. Moore. Reach out today to learn about your options from a Florida construction worker injury lawyer.
Every construction site is full of hazards that can lead to serious injuries. Some of these hazards are unavoidable in the industry, while other dangerous situations occur due to acts of negligence. Because workers’ compensation benefits are considered “no-fault,” workers have an opportunity to seek compensation regardless of liability.
Our trusted Tampa, Florida attorney, Kevin Moore, can help injured construction workers pursue a claim for benefits for accidents, including:
The most important first steps an injured worker can take are notifying their employer of their injuries and seeking prompt medical evaluation. These actions help establish a connection between the work environment and injuries and keep the worker within the required deadlines for filing a claim.
A successful workers’ compensation claim can help an injured employee obtain medical care, lost wages, and other benefits. However, there is no guarantee of approval. Our experienced Tampa attorney can review an injured construction worker’s situation to help them determine what benefits they may be entitled to and guide them through the process for a smooth recovery.
A major benefit of having a claim approved by the insurance company is the medical benefits that come with it. Unlike personal injury lawsuits that can take years to resolve, workers’ comp claims usually result in quicker payment for medical expenses. This is possible because the benefits are paid directly to the healthcare provider. Ongoing medical care could be covered for years, depending on how long it takes to heal.
One of the most important aspects of a construction worker’s compensation claim is disability benefits. These benefits exist to replace a person’s income when they are unable to work.
Disability payments typically come in the form of weekly installments. Each weekly payment is based on a percentage of what that person would have earned if their injury never happened. The extent of a person’s disability will determine the exact value of these benefits.
It is also worth noting these claims could be either temporary or permanent. Temporary disabilities—as the name suggests—eventually heal over time. Permanent disabilities could result in lifelong benefits.
Unfortunately, some construction accidents result in fatal injuries. In these cases, workers’ compensation insurance coverage can pay death benefits to a surviving relative. These benefits are meant to cover the cost of a funeral and other final expenses.
Additionally, death benefits might also cover a surviving spouse’s expenses by paying a portion of the wages the worker would have earned in the future.
When you sustain injuries in a construction accident, you could have the ability to pursue a workers’ compensation claim. Your claim could pay for your medical bills and ensure you have the financial support you need while you recover from your injuries.
Call a Florida construction worker injury lawyer from the Law Firm of Kevin A. Moore for individualized legal guidance today. Our team is ready to help, and you will work directly with Attorney Moore from the beginning of the process.