Miami is a highly-populated city, and construction sites are constantly bustling with activity. Working in construction is a great way to make a living, and our society owes a lot to the hard-working men and women in the construction business. Unfortunately, as you may know, construction sites aren’t always safe, and it is not uncommon for workers to sustain serious injuries as a result. If you were recently hurt in a construction accident, a Miami construction accident lawyer from Aigen Law Firm is here to help. Contact us today so we can begin working on your case.
Do I Need a Lawyer if I Am Hurt in a Construction Accident in Miami?
Construction accidents often result in serious injuries. Many employees wonder whether they should hire an attorney after an accident who can help them recover the compensation they need to cover the cost of their medical bills, lost wages, and more. Though you technically can file a workers’ compensation claim on your own, it’s best not to. Further, if you require or are entitled to additional compensation, we may file a third-party claim on your behalf, depending on your situation. In short, it is always best to bring an injury claim with an experienced Miami-Dade County personal injury attorney in your corner.
What to Know About Construction Accidents in Miami
Construction accidents can happen for many reasons, but they are most often a result of negligence. Common types of construction accidents involve scaffold/ladder collapses, cave-ins, explosions, electrocutions, unsafe machinery, dangerous property conditions, and more. Depending on who caused your accident, we may file either a workers’ compensation or a third-party claim.
To win a workers’ compensation claim, you must prove that you were injured while working for your place of employment. Workers’ compensation is a type of no-fault insurance, which means that regardless of who is at fault, a qualifying injured worker should receive workers’ compensation benefits. If you were hurt by a party that was not your employer, however, such as the manufacturer of a defective piece of machinery, we play file a third-party personal injury claim against them, in which there is no cap on the damages you may be entitled to.
Contact a Miami Construction Accident Lawyer Today
Construction accidents often result in significant, even lifelong damages, and those who work harder than us all deserve an aggressive legal advocate in their corner who will fight for the compensation they and their families need to live comfortably in the absence of a regular paycheck from work. Aigen Law Firm takes pride in helping our state’s injured construction workers, and if you’re one of them, you can rely on us to fight for you with everything we have. Contact Aigen Law Firm today to schedule your free consultation with our legal team.