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Construction Accident Attorney Boca Raton

Franks, Koenig, & Neuwelt

Construction Accident Attorney Boca Raton 

Work Injury Lawyer West Palm Beach 

When a loved one was injured or died a wrongful death at a construction site, you should speak with a construction accident attorney in Boca Raton immediately from the Law Offices of Franks, Koenig & Neuwelt. Because of the nature of the work performed, the construction industry posts almost twenty percent of all fatal accidents in the workplace. Almost sixty percent of the causes of these accidents stem from the following:

  • Electrocutions
  • Being hit by an object
  • Falling
  • Caught or stuck in or between something

There are many complex laws pertaining to accidents that occur on a jobsite during construction, renovations, or repairs, and when an accident occurs, you need the help of a Boca Raton construction accident attorney.

Lawsuits That May Be Available

If you have suffered from an injury or if a loved one has died because of a construction accident, it’s difficult to think of filing a lawsuit in this difficult time. However, it is worth considering if you believe the company was negligent or that someone else was directly involved in the accident. The company may have workers’ compensation benefits, however, that is not always enough if you or your loved one was the sole provider for your family. When this is the case, contact a construction accident attorney in Boca Raton, Florida to discuss the best ways to pursue compensation.

What to do if Your Loved One Died as a Result of a Construction Accident

A wrongful death claim is filed by the victim’s family on behalf of his/her estate. The family representative is not filing the lawsuit because their loved one was killed. They are filing because the death caused the family to be affected in many ways including:

  • Financial support diminished or gone
  • Lost quality of life
  • Lost emotional support and love

Damages the family looks to recover in a successful wrongful death claim because of a construction accident are:

  • Funeral expenses
  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Potential future earnings

Survival Claim

A survival claim and wrongful death lawsuit is often filed at the same time, especially if the deceased did not die immediately and suffered. In a survival claim, the arguments are:

  • The victim perished as a result of the negligence of the defendant.
  • That negligence resulted in suffering and pain prior to the victim’s death.
  • If the victim had survived, they could have sued the defendant for damages resulting from the pain and suffering they endured.

The argument is that even though the victim is deceased, the defendant should still be held responsible for the pain and suffering they endured. Because they should be held accountable, the surviving family should be awarded compensation for the pain and suffering of their loved one.

How do workers’ compensation benefits help after a construction accident injury or death?

A Boca Raton construction accident attorney knows that workers’ compensation is an insurance policy companies must possess by law. These laws prevent employers who are injured on the job from filing lawsuits against their employer in court. There is no need to establish fault or negligence in a workers’ compensation claim; however, reimbursement or damages received from an accident are usually less than what the employee could receive if they were to go to court.

In some states, if the worker dies, the family of the deceased can file wrongful death and survivor claims and workers’ compensation laws do not interfere with the lawsuit.

In other states, workers’ compensation laws are applied to wrongful death or survival claim suits, meaning the damages you may recover are limited to the limits of the workers’ compensation insurance that the company holds. In these cases, it may be possible to file a claim against a third party instead of the company that employed the victim.

Help from a Boca Raton Construction Accident Attorney

The laws are significantly different among states concerning construction accident injuries and wrongful death claims. A construction accident attorney in Boca Raton from the Law Offices of Franks, Koenig & Neuwelt can examine your case and your state’s laws concerning these actions and discuss your rights.

 

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“I want to thank Lisa, Kim and Eric for their great work in getting my settlememt completed. They where always there if I needed anything or had a question. I would highly recommend them if you need help with a Workers Comp Case. Again thanks for your professionalism and hard work. ”
Kevin Clark
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Contact us today for a free consultation so we can discuss your situtaion.  It is not only important to talk to an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer when you have been hurt on the job, it is also the best way to make sure that you receive proper medical services and lost wages you are entitled to under the law. After all, the Workers’ Compensation law was created to protect you – the employee.

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