Those of us who do not perform physical labor for a living do not ever imagine sustaining a serious injury while on the job, however, the truth is, there is room for serious accidents to occur no matter your occupation. If you’ve been injured on the job, our Tampa work injury lawyer is here to help you fight for your rightful compensation. Continue reading and contact Merricks Law Group to learn more about what our firm can do for you.
Injured on the Job? Our Tampa Work Injury Lawyer is Here.
If you’ve been injured in a workplace accident or you’ve developed a work-related illness, you can depend on our Tampa personal injury lawyer to guide you through every step of the claims process ahead to help ensure that your lost wages and medical bills are covered. From the moment you sit down with our firm, you will understand that you are not just another client to us. We see you on a human level, and we know that you and your family depend on your paycheck, and if you’ve been injured on the job, we will do everything in our power to obtain a favorable result on your behalf.
Construction Site Accidents
Construction workers are the backbone of our society, and without construction workers, simply put, life as we know it would be entirely different. Construction workers are responsible for building our towers, stores, offices, and homes from the ground up, and our firm recognizes that we owe a great debt to construction workers in Tampa and throughout the country.
That being said, construction is a comparatively dangerous field of work, and when supervisors or other parties are negligent, construction sites can become all the more dangerous. Some of the most common causes and types of construction site accidents that our firm sees are as follows:
- Structural collapses
- Trench cave-ins
- Multi-story falls
- Trip/slip & fall accidents
- Ladder accidents
- Injuries due to falling debris
- Defective scaffolding accidents
- Chemical burns
The bottom line is that if you’ve been injured in a construction site accident, Merricks Law Group has your back. We know how hard you work, and we will not let a work-related injury take that away from you. Our Hillsborough County personal injury attorneys are ready to help.
When someone is injured on the job, they will often seek workers’ compensation benefits to help cover the cost of their medical bills and a portion of their lost wages. Workers’ compensation is a form of no-fault insurance that is designed to help employees financially until they are physically capable of returning to the workforce once again.
Unfortunately, there are times where workers’ compensation benefits simply do not cover the entire cost of a work-related injury. When this happens, workers are entitled to file what is known as a third-party claim. In a third-party claim, our firm will seek to hold a liable third party (who is not your employer) accountable for your injury.
For example, we may file a claim against an independent contractor, a negligent product designer/manufacturer, a liable property owner, or any other third party that may be responsible for your injuries in an effort to recover the full compensation to which you are entitled.
Contact Our Tampa Work Injury Lawyer
Those who’ve sustained work-related injuries should not have to worry about having the financial means to keep their lives together in the wake of being unable to return to work. If you were injured on the job, we are here to help. Contact Merricks Law Group to schedule your initial consultation with our firm today.