If you have an on the job injury, you may have a third party liabilty claim as well as a workers compensation claim. You will need a personal injury lawyer.
Third Party Liability Claims Include:
• Insurance claims
• Workers' compensation claims
• Wrongful death lawsuits
• Malpractice lawsuit
• injury lawsuits
Mesothelioma and asbestos lawsuits
With third party liability compensation may be sought from multiple parties for occupational injuries and illnesses. Many on the job injuries are partially caused by someone or something not covered by your employer's workers' compensation insurance. This is where third party liability claims come into play. Third party personal injury claims may allow you to recover more than you would have been able to obtain from workers' compensation benefits alone. Our personal injury, third party liability, lawyers will examine the facts of your injury case and determine all of the potential sources for recovery. If they determine there may be third party liability your case will be forwarded to a personal injury lawyer who has extensive personal injury experience and can handle any third party claims arising from your injury.
Third Party Liability Injury Claims
A third-party job injury claim is a personal injury lawsuit against someone other than an employer who is responsible for a workplace accident or injury.
Examples Of Third Party Liability
- Non-employer supervisors or project managers
- Manufacturers of defective equipment
- Outside vendors and contractors
- Public utility providers
If you have anyone other than your employer who is liable for your injury or has caused or contributed to your workplace injury, it is important that you consult with a personal injury lawyer as well as a workers compensation attorney.
South Florida workers compensation lawyers: Miami, Key West, Miami Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Pompano Beach, Coral Springs, Hollywood, Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Lanatana, West Palm Beach, Jupiter, Belle Glade, Okeechobee, Stuart, Palm Bay, Port St Lucie, Vero Beach and all of Monroe, Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Florida.
A Little Florida Workers Compensation History
Florida was slow to enact a workers' compensation law because Florida had a small work force, virtually no manufacturing and no major problems until the "Great Depression" of the 1930's. Florida industry was limited and consisted primarily of phosphate mining, agricultural harvesting of fruits and vegetables, tobacco, cattle and logging. In addition, there was a steady movement of people, mostly unemployed, moving down from the north, seeking their fortune as well as Florida sunshine. This still happens today and most work injuries are in the entertainment industry, home health care for the elderly and constuction jobs. These are the result of the Florida migration to sun and a nice climate.
Below we can see the overview for dangerous jobs and injuries in Florida:
Florida's Most Dangerous Jobs With Fatalities
- truck drivers who died in a traffic accidents
- Construction workers
- grounds workers
- police officers
Your Rights Under Florida Workers Compensation Law
Are you an employee?
Section 440.02(15), Florida Statutes, contains a lengthy definition of employee. The most basic definition is that an employee is a person who receives payment from an employer for the performance of work or services while engaged in any employment under an express or implied contract of hire. The definition of employee includes minors and illegal aliens.
Are You Covered?
Eligibility requirements for workers' compensation benefits:
- The person or company you were working for must carry workers' compensation insurance or be legally required to.
- You must be an employee of that person or company.
- Your injury or illness must be work-related.
To learn more about your rights as an injured Florida worker call us today for a workers compensation lawyer
Roofers in The Florida Keys, Homestead, Miami, Coral Gables, Miami Beach, Hollywood, Hallandale,Fort Lauderdale, Pompano Beach, Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, West Palm Beach, Lantana, Okeechobee, Belle Glade, Atlanta, Valdosta, Tifton, Macon, and Ft Myers suffer some of the most debilitating injuries while on the job. Typical injuries include broken legs, broken backs, fractures of all types, and brain injuries caused by falls from great heights, and cuts and amputations from knives and box cutters.
Roofing work is strenuous and tiring. It often involves heavy lifting, as well as climbing, bending, and kneeling. Roofers work outdoors in all types of weather, particularly when making repairs. However, they rarely work when it rains or when it is very cold because snow-covered or icy roofs are especially dangerous. Although some roofers work alone, many work as part of a crew.
Roofers have one of the highest rates of injuries and illnesses of all occupations. Workers may slip or fall from scaffolds, ladders, or roofs. They may get burns from hot bitumen. However, proper safety precautions can prevent most accidents. Roofs can also become extremely hot during the summer, which can cause heat-related illnesses.
Because carpenters are involved in many types of construction, from building highways and bridges to installing kitchen cabinets, they may work both indoors and out.
Carpenters may work in cramped spaces, and constant lifting, standing, and kneeling can be tiring. Those who work outdoors are subject to variable weather conditions.
Carpenters experience a higher than average rate of injuries and illnesses. Injuries may include muscle strains from lifting heavy materials, falls from ladders, and cuts from sharp objects and tools.
If you or a loved becomes injured in your employemt as a Roofer call our Roofers Injury Hotline for Roofers and carpenters today.
Construction workers are a large part of the Key West, Florida Keys, Homestead, Miami, Hollywood, Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton, West palm beach ,Florida work force. Construction worker on the job injury occurs frequently in Monroe, Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties, as well as Ft Myers; Lee amd Collier Counties.
In South Florida construction workers are laborers working in the construction of buildings or engineering projects, highways and utility systems, preparation of sites for new construction, and subdividing land for sale as building sites. New construction is a busy South Florida industry especially in the shopping mall and housing industry.
According to OSHA
Nearly 6.5 million people work at approximately 252,000 construction sites across the nation on any given day. The fatal injury rate for the construction industry is higher than the national average in this category for all industries.
Potential injury for workers in construction include:
- Falls from heights,
- Trench collapse,
- Scaffold collapse,
- Electric shock and arc flash,
- Arc blast,
- Failure to use proper personal protective equipment,
- Repetitive motion injuries.
Other Construction Worker Injuries Include:
- Exposure to dust causing lung disease, asthma and emphysema,
- Excessive noise and deafness,
- Excavation work,
- Power tool injury,
- Vehicle collisions,
- Longshore and harbor worker injury,
- Collisions with equipment,
- Crushing injuries caused by equipment,
- Excessive heights and falls.
- Confined spaces,
- Exposure to lead,
- Exposure to asbestos, mesothelioma,
- Falling objects,
- Contact with electric current or wiring,
- Inhalation hazards,
According to statisticsconstruction workers have one of the highest rates of on the job fatalities in Florida.
If you or a loved one has been injured in the course of your employment in the construction injury call for a South Florida Construction law injury lawyer today.