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Naples/Fort Myers Construction Accidents

Experienced South Florida Workplace Injury Lawyers Committed to Pursuing Maximum Compensation on Behalf of Injured Workers

Construction Accident AttorneyEven the most skilled workers will admit that construction sites can be dangerous. Various tasks may be taking place at the same time, often being performed by different crews and trades. Heavy equipment and materials that could be hazardous on their own are all being used by workers whose experience may range from extensive to none at all. Not surprisingly, established safety standards are frequently overlooked on a job site.

If you have been injured in a construction accident or if someone you care about has suffered an on the job injury, contact the Naples personal injury trial lawyers at the law offices of Friedman Rodman Frank & Estrada. We will do everything we can to achieve the best possible results for you.

How Does the Workers’ Compensation System Help Injured Construction Workers?

The Florida workers’ compensation system is an insurance-based program designed to ensure workers who are injured as a result of their employment have access to income replacement and medical benefits. Victims may also be eligible for lifetime permanent disability payments in some cases and lump sum settlements. Unlike in a personal injury case, you don’t need to prove that someone else was responsible for your injuries to successfully bring a workers’ compensation claim. This means that you may still be entitled to benefits even if you were responsible for the accident that resulted in your injuries. Florida has a no fault worker’s compensation system.

Types of Construction Site Accidents

Our experience makes us well-equipped to handle all types of construction accident cases, including those that involve:

Common Construction Site Injuries

Construction accidents can result in injuries of all types, including brain and head injuries, paralysis, loss of limb, neck and back injuries, loss of vision, broken bones or, in the most extreme cases, wrongful death.

These injuries not only prevent you from working, but they also often require you to spend a significant amount of money receiving medical treatment. A workers’ compensation claim can help you recoup these financial costs.

What Is the Goal of a Workers’ Compensation Claim?

The goal of a workers’ compensation claim is to maximize the compensation you receive. This means looking at every valid legal claim that can be brought for benefits on your behalf. In construction accident cases, we also can frequently file personal injury claims against contractors, subcontractors, vendors and other parties. These are referred to as third-party personal injury claims, and they can be filed in addition to a workers' compensation claim.

What Is the Difference Between a Third-Party Injury Claim and a Workers’ Compensation Claim?

There are a few key differences between third-party injury claims and workers’ compensation claims:

Fault: Workers' compensation does not consider fault, whereas a third-party injury claim does.

Parties: Workers' compensation claims are against the employer's insurance, whereas third-party claims are against another liable party.

Damages: Workers' compensation covers specific benefits like medical expenses and lost wages but does not compensate for pain and suffering. Third-party claims may cover a broader range of damages including past and future pain and suffering.

Legal Proceedings: Workers' compensation claims do not get filed in a court, while third-party claims may involve a lawsuit filed in a court.

If you have questions about a recent construction injury, the Naples/Fort Myers construction accident lawyers can help you understand your options.

Were You Injured on a Construction Site?

If you were recently injured in a construction accident, the dedicated Naples/Fort Myers construction accident lawyers at Friedman Rodman Frank & Estrada can help. For more than 45 years, Friedman Rodman Frank & Estrada has been aggressively advocating on behalf of injured workers. We understand the challenges you are dealing with in the aftermath of a serious accident and will do everything to make the process as easy on you as possible without compromising the goal of ensuring you recover the compensation you need, deserve and are entitled to. Call us toll-free at (877) 448-8585 or contact us online to speak directly with a Naples construction accident attorney in English, Spanish or Creole. Se habla español/Nou parlé Creole. We are available to assist you 24/7.

Client Reviews
Carolyn Frank and her firm represented me on a workers compensation injury case, under the defense base act. She did a excellent job from the moment I contacted her until 3 years later the case was settled. Every benefit I was entitled too, Carolyn fought hard to secure. E-mails and phone calls were always returned promptly. Definitely 5 star rating. Daniel
I can't express how grateful I am for Elizabeth Estrada, attorney, and Elizabeth Cantin, secretary, for all the hard work in order to defend me in my time of need. My lawyer and secretary spent time explaining each step and what was to be expected. Because of this I felt a part of the whole process and understood what was going on. Thank you so much for all your hard work!
 Nicole D.
Attorney Elizabeth Estrada did an amazing job representing one of my family members. She is knowledgeable, genuine, trustworthy, and one of the most hard working attorneys that I know. She was readily available to assist my family member throughout the entire process. I felt confident my family was in great hands. Krystine C.

Carolyn is very professional. Honest since the beginning of the process till the end. She set up a game plan with you at the consultation and makes it happen. Peterlee G.
I would like to thank the staff of Friedman Rodman Frank & Estrada, P.A. The staff is professional. My attorney, Ronald Rodman, was responsive towards my email and a great advocate on my behalf for my car accident. I highly recommend this office. I hope that I will not get in a car accident again, but if I do, I'm calling Mr. Rodman. Orlando R.