Fort Lauderdale Construction Accident Lawyer

The strength of the construction industry is closely linked with the strength of the United States.

Whether you’re laying brick, pouring cement, putting up drywall, or operating heavy equipment, you’re doing important work. You’re building homes where families live, building the businesses that drive the economy, and building the infrastructure that ties it all together.

But construction work is one of those careers that comes with a lot of risks, even when workers take all the necessary precautions.

Each year, thousands of construction workers are injured or even killed in accidents that happen on project sites.

Those who have been injured or who have a loved one that’s injured or killed should get in touch with a construction accident lawyer as soon as possible after it occurs. But how do they know the difference between a “meh” attorney and a GREAT one? Read on to find out …

What Construction Injuries Do Attorneys See The Most?

There are plenty of potential accidents and injuries that can occur on a construction site. Some of the most common and dangerous include:

  • Impacts from falling objects
  • Injuries/being crushed by machinery or materials
  • Burns
  • Fractures
  • Lacerations
  • Exposure to hazardous or toxic substances
  • Injuries due to malfunctioning equipment and machines
Even construction sites that are considered “safe” can be dangerous. Accidents can and do happen, and you need to contact a construction accident attorney if it happens to you or a loved one.


How a Personal Injury Attorney Can Help Injured Workers

Construction Accidents  Even when you know you have a good case against your employer, it’s not the type of case you would want to handle on your own. Personal injury attorneys know the laws surrounding these types of cases. Many have seen injuries and the aftermath of accidents that occur on construction sites.  Often, the insurance company will try to get you to settle for an amount that is far smaller than what you deserve. They might even try to deny your case and limit what you can get. Having a lawyer that can handle the case will ensure you get what you deserve.

What to Expect During Your Construction Accident Case

The attorney will examine your case to help you get proper recourse for the injuries you or a loved one has suffered. They may be able to help you get your workers’ compensation claim. After all, workers’ compensation does not always provide all of the medical care and services you might need. A personal injury award can help to increase your award to ensure you have the money to handle the injury and what comes after.

Am I Entitled to Workers’ Compensation?

workers compensation lawyer construction worker lying downYou will find that construction companies are required to have workers’ compensation insurance. This insurance is there to protect the business and employees when injuries happen at the job site. Even if you are injured on an unpaid break, you could be entitled to worker’s compensation. In some instances, you might also qualify for a personal injury case for further damages. How much money can you expect? The amount of money that you might receive from one of these cases varies substantially. The facts of each case, along with the injuries, are different for all cases. We'll give you a better idea of what to expect when we meet with you, but keep in mind this will simply be an initial estimate.

Does It Matter Who Was At Fault?

One of the interesting things to note about workers’ compensation cases is that fault doesn’t matter when it comes to being compensated for the injuries. Even if you were the one at fault, you can still receive damages. This is true even if your actions contributed to what happened. However, these cases can be complex. You will want to speak with a lawyer who specializes in construction to understand what is most likely to happen with your case.

What to Look for in a Construction Accident Lawyer

So, how do you find a GREAT lawyer if you’ve been in a construction accident? With all of the attorneys offering services, it can sometimes seem impossible to locate the best one for your case. One of the first things you need to do is look for local attorneys who have handled cases similar to yours in the past.  Keep in mind that the personal injury field is vast, and even if the attorney specializes in personal injury, they may still not have experience with construction accidents. You need to be sure they know and understand the kinds of cases that come from your line of work. Research the law firms you’re looking into to make sure they have a solid track record. You not only want an attorney who is qualified, but also an attorney that you can work well with. Be sure to ask about anything you're not sure about during your initial consultation. When you finally have your chosen attorney, you must be honest about all aspects of your case. Don’t hide things from them because they are likely to come out during the case.

To learn more, schedule a free consultation with us today.

Get in Touch With BK Law Today

Contact BK Law today for a free consultation if you believe you have a workers’ compensation claim. We offer a free initial consultation so we can discuss the specifics of your situation with no obligations and no strings attached. We’ll ask about the events leading to your accident, the injuries you sustained, as well as the impacts this accident has had on your life so far. Additionally, we will help you understand the process of filing your claim and get the money you deserve without a hassle.