A construction worker was injured early last week in Miami-Dade County. The job site involved a two story home that was under construction at Venetian Parc Community. The man reportedly suffered severe head and neck injuries. He was airlifted from that location to Jackson Memorial Hospital where his condition remains undisclosed.
According to Miami-Dade County workers’ compensation and personal injury attorney
Evan M. Ostfeld, traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries might be the most catastrophic injuries that a person can suffer and live through. Since the construction worker’s injuries occurred during the course and scope of his employment, he’s eligible for benefits under Florida’s workers’ compensation law.
At a minimum those would include:
- Reasonable and necessary medical expenses in connection with the accident
- Lost Wage disability payments until such time as he returns to work and possibly
- Permanent Disability benefits if the injured worker does not recover and or return to work.
Depending on the extent of the additional benefits might be available under Florida’s Workers’ Compensation laws, including reemployment services.
Evan advises that if the construction worker’s injuries were caused by the employee of another company on the job site, he might also be able to file a personal injury action at the same time. Although the law doesn’t generally allow two recoveries for one injury, an employee who is injured as a result of the negligence of an employee from another company could obtain more money as a result of the two claims. That is called a third party action, and it doesn’t have the same damages restrictions that workers’ compensation cases have, meaning that you are able to try and collect for pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life among other types of damages.
Attorney Evan M. Ostfeld is an experienced workers’ compensation and personal injury lawyer in the Miami-Dade County area. Feel free to contact him at (866) I SUE YOU (478-3968),
(954) 227-7529 or via email at email@example.com for a No Obligation case evaluation
on any Florida workers’ compensation or personal injury case. No legal fees or costs are due unless there is a court award or a settlement!