Construction Accident Lawyer Boca Raton

Construction Accident Lawyer Boca Raton

Construction Accident Lawyer Boca RatonWhen you call a construction accident lawyer in Boca Raton you are expecting to get answers to your questions. There are a million different questions that you should ask before finding a lawyer and we have covered just a few to help you on your search. We here at Franks, Koenig & Neuwat have a sound understanding of the questions that come with a construction accident. Keep reading to learn some of the most frequently asked questions. 

Frequently Asked Questions

“I was working at a construction site and was injured. Who can I sue?” 

You should be able to get compensation from any person or entity whose fault contributed to your injuries other than your employer. The reason is your remedies against your employer are limited to workers’ compensation. If you are working for a general contractor or owner then you may be limited to cases where you can prove active negligence. 

“If I’m collecting worker’s compensation benefits can I still file a lawsuit?” 

Yes, you can. You will have to establish that somebody other than your employer at the job site acted negligently and contributed to your injuries. However, your workers’ compensation carrier may be entitled to get some or all of their money back out of your recovery against the responsible parties. 

“I was injured while visiting or walking by a construction site. Who is responsible?” 

Even if you aren’t employed at a construction site you can still seek compensation for who is responsible for your injuries. This includes the owner, the general contractor, and the subcontractors on the site. Anybody who has control over the site owes you a duty of ordinary care. 

“I’m a subcontractor at a construction site and received a server injury. What are my rights against the owner and general contractor in a lawsuit?” 

Sadly this answer has grown more complicated. The laws change and they really do work to the disadvantage of construction workers in recent years. However, the owner or the general contractor may be found liable to works at the site if they fail to use ordinary care to make sure the site is a reasonably safe place to work. If they don’t warn you of dangers that aren’t obvious and don’t keep the construction site in a reasonably safe condition then they can be found liable. 

“How important is it I find a construction injury lawyer?” 

It is critical to your case that you hire a construction injury lawyer. While a general law lawyer went to law school and bassed the bar they lack the experience to handle construction. You need someone who knows the construction laws and how to work with insurance to get you the most favorable outcome possible.  

Knowing that your construction accident lawyer in Boca Raton has your back can help bring you peace of mind. If you have any more questions or would like to know more then reach out to the Law Offices of Franks, Koenig & Neuwelt for more information. One of our dedicated staff members is ready to take your call and help you get the information you need for your case.