Construction is a large part of the vibrant and growing economy in Miami and Fort Lauderdale and many of our local residents work in the construction industry as carpenters, plumbers, roofers, engineers, architects, crane operators, laborers and other trades. South Florida is constantly growing, is a vacation destination for millions of people every year and it adds tens of thousands of new residents annually. This constant growth and vitality requires that new homes, condominiums, office towers, shopping centers and hotels be built and or renovated every year in Miami and Fort Lauderdale.
Construction sites can be very dangerous places and sometimes construction workers are injured on the job while performing their tasks. Construction accidents are often very serious and can cause serious injuries that change the lives of their victims and their families forever. Common accidents at construction sites include: falls, crane accidents, roof or ceiling failures or collapses, falling debris or materials with many accidents resulting in serious injuries such as neck and back injuries, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and fractures. Sometimes construction accidents even result in fatal injuries.
The aggressive workers’ compensation attorneys at Payer & Associates have represented construction workers and their families who have been injured as a result of construction accidents in South Florida for the past 20 years and have the knowledge and experience necessary to handle any construction accident case and get their clients and loved ones the financial compensation they deserve.
What Should You do When Seriously Injured in a Work Accident in Miami
When you or a loved one is injured while working in the construction industry you should immediately consult with an experienced workers’ compensation attorney in Miami or Fort Lauderdale to discuss your legal rights as well as what you are required to do under Florida’s workers’ compensation laws in order to not jeopardize your entitlement to benefits.
Florida’s workers’ compensation laws were originally designed to quickly and efficiently provide injured workers with monetary benefits to make up for their lost wages and earnings capacity and medical benefits to treat their work related injuries in return for the injured worker giving up his or her rights to sue their employer in tort.
However, after Florida’s workers’ compensation laws were enacted decades ago, the laws have been continuously changed to take benefits away from the injured worker all while adding more and more legal “hoops” for the injured worker to jump through before they can get any benefits. That’s why anyone injured in a work related accident on a construction site should never attempt to handle their construction accident case themselves and think they can navigate the mine field that is Florida’s workers’ compensation laws.
Call Payer & Associates If You or a Loved One are Injured in a Construction Accident in Miami
After being injured while working in construction you should immediately consult with an injury attorney with the knowledge and experience necessary to guide you and your loved ones during your difficult time and get you and your family the money that you deserve for your injuries.
The aggressive and experienced Miami construction accident lawyers at Payer & Associates are here to help injured workers who get hurt while working in the construction industry in Miami or Fort Lauderdale. Our attorneys are available to meet with you 24 hours a day 7 days a week. If you or a loved one have been injured in a construction accident in Miami, contact Payer & Associates today for your free confidential initial consultation with one of our work accident attorneys.