Plantation Construction Accident Lawyer

Working on a construction site exposes construction workers to many potential hazards. Although construction companies usually take the necessary safety measures to protect their workers and other parties, accidents are not fully preventable. Even slight negligence can cause life-threatening injuries or even death.

If you are involved in a construction accident, you might think it easier (and cheaper) to file a claim yourself. However, this is not advisable. The plantation construction accident lawyers at Eltringham Law Group can help you with the entire claims process.

Statutes of Limitations for Personal Injury Lawsuits in Florida

Under Florida’s personal injury laws, construction accident victims can sue the party responsible and receive compensation, but there is a limited window of opportunity to file a personal injury lawsuit.

According to Florida Statutes 95.11, the timeframe for filing a lawsuit after a construction accident that results in personal injuries is four years from the date of the accident. In the case of wrongful death, a lawsuit should be filed within two years of the accident.

Types of Compensation for a Construction Accident

If you are an employee of a construction company when a construction accident occurs, you may qualify for the workers’ compensation benefit, which is a no-fault cover. Nevertheless, no-fault worker compensation is limited, as it only covers medical care and lost wages due to absenteeism from work.

However, if a construction accident is due to a third party’s negligence, you qualify for a personal injury claim against the third party. If you are not sure whether the construction accident was someone else’s fault, working with a plantation construction accident lawyer can help you clarify the details.

Construction Accidents that Necessitate Third-Party Claims

Depending on the circumstances of the construction accident, construction workers may also have grounds to pursue additional damages under a separate personal injury claim, referred to as a third-party claim. The following construction accidents can necessitate third-party claims:

Construction Accidents Resulting from Defective Tools

Tools are useful because they make our work easier and faster, but when they are defective, they are quite dangerous. Although defects can develop over the lifetime of the tool, some defects can be traced to the manufacturer. If such defects cause a construction accident, you can sue the manufacturer as a third party.

Suing a manufacturer is not a straightforward process. It requires you to work with a competent construction accident lawyer who can give you the proper guidance and do the heavy lifting.

Construction Accidents Resulting from Defective Safety Equipment

Safety equipment can include helmets, toxic exposure protection, and fall prevention equipment. If the protection and safety equipment malfunctions or fails to protect you, a construction accident lawyer can help you file a defective product lawsuit against the manufacturer or the company responsible for supplying the defective equipment.

Vehicle Accidents on a Construction Site

Vehicles are just like any other machinery on a construction site that can inflict injury if they are defective or if they are used improperly. Furthermore, construction work is often conducted at the roadside or on roads, and an accident caused by another motorist qualifies you for a third-party claim.

When filing a third-party claim, several technicalities might be too cumbersome for you to do by yourself. To make a compelling case in such incidences, hiring a construction accident lawyer is crucial to ensuring an acceptable result.

How a Plantation Construction Accident Lawyer can Help

If you get stuck handling a personal injury claim and then hire a construction accident lawyer to get you unstuck, it may complicate the claims process. Therefore, it’s imperative to understand what you are capable of and what is at stake if your case is mishandled.

If you are not sure how to handle a personal injury claim, you should consider contacting a plantation construction accident attorney from Eltringham Law Group as soon as possible for a consultation. A construction accident lawyer will do the following:

Complete the Necessary Paperwork

A personal injury lawsuit starts by filing a set of documents with the court and serving them to the defendant. Hiring a construction accident lawyer to complete the required paperwork on your behalf can alleviate this mind-boggling hassle.

File Your Construction Accident Claim

You may think that filing a claim simply involves filling in a form and submitting it to the court. In reality, a lot more goes into making a claim and having it honored, as specific court procedures must be followed and deadlines must be met because different justice courts have different filing procedures.

A plantation construction accident lawyer at Eltringham Law Group is experienced in these types of cases, and they are familiar with the nitty-gritty of construction accident claims; therefore, they can file your claim accordingly.

Conduct Thorough Investigations

After taking matters to court, you will be required to prove matters beyond a reasonable doubt, which is a tall order. To achieve such a high level of convincing, no detail will be spared. Some information might seem trivial to you, but every little detail is essential.

To prevent information from being ignored, forgotten about, or lost, a good construction accident lawyer knows what is needed and how to get it. An attorney at Eltringham Law Group can help you conduct a thorough investigation and collect as much evidence as possible. They can also advise you about your conduct moving forward, which is very important in building a strong case.

Negotiate Your Compensation

Negotiating is an essential part of the claims process. While you might be persuasive, a lawyer can help you obtain much more than you possibly could on your own. An experienced and competent construction accident lawyer can negotiate the maximum compensation available with the negligent party.

Hire a Plantation Construction Accident Lawyer Today

If you find yourself in the unfortunate circumstances of a construction accident, do not hesitate to hire an experienced construction accident lawyer. The experienced plantation construction accident lawyers at Eltringham Law Group can take your case and work tirelessly to deliver a satisfactory outcome.

Do not let the negligent party get away with serious mistakes, and do not let hefty hospital bills wipe out your savings. Contact us today to schedule a free review of your case and learn about your rights to compensation after a construction accident.

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I highly recommend Eltringham Law Group to anyone seeking legal advice after having a car accident. David Eltringham and his entire staff gave me the personal attention I needed during a very difficult and painful time. David took the extra steps needed to ensure that I received the medical care I needed as well as the financial compensation I deserved. Harold Torres, Paralegal updated me every step of the way. Thank you Eltringham Law Group!

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Lighthouse™ is a system unique to Eltringham Law Group – Personal Injury & Car Accident Attorneys, it’s what makes us different from other personal injury attorneys. We built this program to hold our own attorneys accountable and make sure our clients are getting the care and consideration they deserve.

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Client Onboarding

The client meets with our Lighthouse Concierge Team to discuss the details of their potential case. A dedicated Lighthouse Team Member is assigned to the case to gather information and maintain constant communication with the client.

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Investigation Case Analyzer

The assigned Lighthouse Team Member gathers and assess all information related to the case. A majority of the information is processed, paperwork is submitted and any questions/concerns the Lighthouse Team has for the client are clearly communicated and addressed.

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The client meets with their Lighthouse Concierge Team Members to conduct a full review and explanation of the process. Both legal and medical records are reviewed and our team sets realistic and achievable expectations for the client.

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Phase 1 Medical

The client is undergoing treatment at this point of the process and the Lighthouse Concierge Team maintains consistent communication to monitor the treatment scheduled. Additional medical referrals and testing may be required at this point if recommended by the current medical provider.

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Phase 2 Medical
Phase 2 Medical

The client finalizes initial medical treatments that may include referrals to specialists, medical procedures, further testing and/or additional treatment recommendations by their medical providers.

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Resolution or Litigation
Resolution or Litigation

The Lighthouse Concierge Team is in communication with those involved with and/or responsible for the damages incurred in your case. Two possible outcomes at this stage are 1) an achieved settlement agreement or 2) the inability to achieve a fair settlement that will result in the Eltringham Law Group filing a law suit on your behalf.

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Post-Settlement Process

The case has completed and an agreement/resolution has been achieved with maximum in the best interest of the client. The Lighthouse Concierge Team meets with the client to fully explain the results and work diligently to finalize their case.