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13
MAR
2019

Coconut Creek Fire Department Rescues Injured Worker From 17th Floor

Coconut Creek Workers’ Compensation Lawyer

As per the Coconut Creek Fire Chief’s statement, a 40 year-old painter fell 25 feet off scaffolding from a construction site for the new Seminole Casino Hotel & Casino. The incident occurred around 9:00 a.m. He was then taken via Trauma Hawk helicopter to Northwest Medical Center in very serious condition.

Prevention

Aside from falling off of scaffolds, employees could suffer construction site accidents from the use of ladders, cranes, elevators, stepping into holes, being struck by materials, run over by heavy equipment vehicles, falling from roofs, etc. According to the Occupational Health and Safety Administration, (better known as O.S.H.A.), falls however are the leading cause of injuries and deaths of in this industry. Most are preventable however with the use of railings, proper clothing, floor hole covers, harnesses and on-going safety meetings.

Maximize Your Recovery Under The Florida Workers’ Compensation System

If an employee of a contractor/subcontractor and suffers a workplace accident, it’s highly likely that he/she are covered under Florida’s Workers’ Compensation Act. Evan M. Ostfeld, Esq. is a highly trained and experienced Coconut Creek Workers’ Compensation lawyer who has represented thousands of injured workers during his 25 years of practice. He and his team focuses on providing aggressive yet cost effective, Workers’ Compensation Legal Services in their efforts to obtain the maximum recovery under the Florida Workers’ Compensation Law.

Third Party Liability?

Fortunately, the Florida Workers’ Compensation system covers almost all employees for work related injuries even if the accident was their own fault. Sometimes however these accidents are caused by other individuals working for different companies that were not the same as your employer. For example, a carpenter hired by one organization might be injured by an electrician working for another entity. When that happens, you may have other legal rights that fall outside of Florida Workers’ Compensation Act. Translation, an injured employee may be permitted to sue for Personal Injury damages (including for pain and suffering) against the other company that was responsible for their injuries. That basically means you may be able to obtain two recoveries! Since both workers’ compensation and personal injury systems are quite complicated, an injured person should contact Evan M. Ostfeld, Esq, Coconut Creek Workers’ Compensation attorney as soon as possible to protect themselves.

What To Do?

After being injured on the job, report it immediately, document the event if possible at the scene, seek medical attention and contact Coconut Creek Workers’ Compensation attorney Evan Ostfeld, Esq. right away. The Law Offices of Evan M. Ostfeld, P.A. provides a no obligation case evaluation over the phone or in person. Moreover, there are no attorney’s fees and or costs due unless there is a recovery or court award. Contact The Law Offices of Evan M. Ostfeld, P.A. today at (866) I SUE YOU, (866) 478-3968, (954) 227-7529 or evan@attorney4life.com.

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