Between 2010 and 2020, Orlando grew 24 percent, according to census data. That means the city’s need for more housing, hospitals, office buildings, and retail stores has grown, along with the construction industry that erects them. Unfortunately, construction work is among the most dangerous professions, with many accidents ending in catastrophic injuries.
When you are employed by an area construction company and are injured on the job, you will probably have many concerns about how you will pay your medical bills and where the money will come from to keep your family afloat. An Orlando construction worker injury lawyer has a solution for you. Reach out to the Law Firm of Kevin A. Moore to speak with our dedicated workers’ compensation attorney about filing a claim for benefits.
If you are employed in a for-profit enterprise that builds, clears, excavates, or improves land or structures, you work in the construction industry. Many people know that most Florida employers are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance to protect their employees if they sustain harm while on the job. However, you may wonder if you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits if you are a subcontractor.
Generally, any person working as a subcontractor, independent contractor, or a sole proprietor or partner in the construction industry must be covered by workers’ compensation insurance. Contractors who do not confirm that subcontractors and subcontractor’s employees are insured can be penalized according to Fla. Stat. § 440.10(1)(b) and Rule 69L-6.032 of the Florida Administrative Code. Orlando attorney Kevin Moore can help construction workers who are injured on the job understand their rights and obligations and guide them through the process of recovering for lost wages and medical care.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that construction worker falls cause more injuries and deaths than any other accident. The booming Orlando construction industry regularly sends construction workers several stories up, where any fall to the ground can be horrific, resulting in brain and spinal cord injuries, numerous broken bones, and damaged internal organs.
Other common construction accidents include electrical and chemical burns, exposure to toxic chemicals, and accidents while operating commercial equipment. After a job site injury, an Orlando attorney can help you apply for and maximize your benefits to ensure you have the medical care and financial resources you need.
Florida workers’ compensation benefits cover a wide range of needs, from short-term disability to death benefits for your family. Benefits include:
What you are eligible for and how you apply to get it can be complicated. At the Law Firm of Kevin A. Moore, our knowledgeable attorney can help injured construction workers understand the worker’s comp system and how to get positive results navigating it.
Construction workers face many dangers while performing their day-to-day duties. Falls from heights, dangerous machinery, and toxic metals can result in catastrophic injuries. When you are injured while working, we want to ensure you get the workers’ compensation benefits you need to make a recovery and keep you and your family afloat while you get back on your feet.
You have a limited time to notify your boss and apply for benefits after an accident. Navigating deadlines and procedures within a government program may sound overwhelming when you are injured and in a lot of pain. Let us help. You focus on healing, and an Orlando construction worker accident lawyer will focus on getting your medical care paid and lost wages restored. Call our firm today to speak directly with Attorney Moore, who will protect your best interests throughout every step of the process.