Different construction or job site accident cases are handled differently under Florida law. Some people's on-the-job injuries are due attributable to their own employers -- those cases fall under workers' compensation. But sometimes, a different contractor working on the same job site is to blame -- in these cases, you can sue the other company for negligence in construction site safety and receive more extensive damages.
At Kurzban Kurzban Weinger Tetzeli & Pratt P.A. of Miami, our construction accident attorneys focus on complex litigation, including cases that involve suing other contractors. We do not handle worker's compensation claims. For people who have valid claims, we will do all work on contingency, charging no lawyer fee until we are paid.
How Do I Know If I Have a Case?
Florida law is unique in distinguishing between vertical and horizontal employers on job sites. Your vertical employer is the company that hired you and pays your paycheck. Vertical employers are covered by workers' compensation, which, quite frankly, is a terrible system that gives injured employees much less than they deserve.
Horizontal employers, however, are other companies working on your job site. For example, in one case handled by our lawyers, a general contractor hired both ironworkers and a crane company. A crane accident resulted in a ironworker's catastrophic injury, and we were able to sue the crane company, a horizontal employer to the ironworker, and get a $1.25 million jury verdict.
In such cases we can use our many years of experience to get the money our clients need for pain and suffering, medical bills, lost wages, etc., both past and future. Our Verdicts and Settlements page has more examples of our past successes in personal injury litigation.
Construction is a dangerous field, and job site security and safety is the responsibility of every subcontractor. Contact us right away for a free consultation if you believe another company has contributed to your loved one's injuries.
Our Miami construction accident attorneys are here to help anyone in Southern Florida, as far north as Orlando and as far west as Tampa. Located in Miami, our offices often serve the areas of Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, The Florida Keys, Dade County, Broward County, Palm Beach County, Monroe County, Volusia County, Deland, and Daytona Beach, FL.