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What benefits am I entitled to after a construction accident injury?
You may be wondering, “What benefits do I have available to me if I’ve been injured in a construction accident case? First and foremost, if you are in the course and scope of your employment, then you have your right to workers’ compensation. There’s no determination of fault when it comes to workers’ compensation. They’re benefits that apply as long as you have been injured in the course and scope of your employment. You also have what’s called the indemnity benefits. If you’re not working, you’re entitled to a percentage of your lost wages and medical benefits under workers’ compensation.
Then in addition to that, you have what’s called impairment benefits through that workers’ compensation process. Impairment benefits are determined based on whether or not you have sustained an injury considered to be permanent under the Florida guides for the evaluation of permanent impairment in the state of Florida. That’s something that your treating physicians will make a determination of once you have reached maximum medical improvement.
If your injuries were caused by the failure to use reasonable care by someone who is not your employer or co-employee or if it was caused by a third-party, consult with us, because you’re also entitled to pursue that claim against that third-party under Florida law because workers’ compensation doesn’t provide for all your injuries, damages, and losses. For example, workers’ compensation does not pay for your pain and suffering, mental anguish, or your loss of your capacity for you to enjoy your life in your normal lifestyle. Those are the kinds of damages that we’re able to recover against an at-fault party that caused or contributed to that particular accident that caused your injury on a construction site.