Workers’ Compensation

Can I recover more than workers’ compensation benefits in Florida if I am injured on a construction site?

Yes, not always. It depends upon the facts of the case. Everything depends on the facts. But there might be other contractors on the construction site that are available as defendants if they were negligent, the landholder may be available as a defendant if he fell through a roof. The contractor, or previous contractor, or architecture engineer may be responsible for your injuries. Passers by may be responsible for your injuries. There are many people potentially responsible for your injuries on a construction site, but it always fact dependent.

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Can I file a lawsuit for my Florida construction accident?

Yes, you can. Usually cannot file a lawsuit against your employer. We have what’s called in Florida workers’ compensation immunity by statute and by case law. You can file a lawsuit against any other party on a construction site, another driver, especially when driving for another company, a passerby. You could file against the manufacturer or the repair person for defective equipment. There are many people that can be responsible for your injury on a construction site. Also, the landowner or the land holder or the lease holder. If you fall into a hole or get injured in that way, or you go through a defective roof. The person who put on the roof, the previous contractor. There are many people responsible.
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What if my employer isn’t the only one at-fault for my construction accident injury in Florida?

In Florida, there may be multiple people at a construction site that may be liable for your injuries. Other contractors, architects, engineers, the land owner, the lease owner, the tenant, these people all may be responsible for your injuries as well.

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What is negligence and how does it affect my Florida construction accident case?

Basically negligence is doing something you shouldn’t have done or not doing something you should have done, such as covering a hole, such as putting an ingress and egress path where there are dangerous obstacles in the path like creating a slippery path or a path that had an inappropriate rise or a drop-off or things of this nature.

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