Were you hurt on the job and need legal assistance? Check out these 3 construction accident tips, then contact our Florida lawyers to get started today.
Choosing a Construction Accident Attorney
People often ask how to go about picking a lawyer when they’ve been hurt on a construction site. The best answer to that is pick a lawyer who’s got experience, overall experience in personal injury cases and experience in the construction world. Construction cases are complex cases. You have multiple subcontractors on the job. You have your direct employer. All of those are treated somewhat differently depending upon the facts of your case. When you’re talking around, shopping around, ask the lawyer, how long have you been in practice? What percentage of your practice is personal injury work? Of that, what percentage of your practice is construction alone? How many cases? How much experience do you have in that area? If you’ve been hurt in a construction site accident, don’t hesitate to call us. We practice in Nassau County, Duval County, the surrounding counties of northeast Florida, southeast Georgia. If you’ve been hurt, don’t hesitate to call and see how we can help you.
Construction Accident Case Value
Clients often ask, “How much is my case worth?” It’s a natural question. Typically, if we get that question in the initial conference, we say we don’t know. The reason for that is a lot goes into valuing a case. The nature and extent of your injury, and in a construction accident case, who caused the accident? Was it your employer? Was it a subcontractor? Are you a subcontractor or are you an employee of the general contractor? Those are all very important questions that determine whether or not you can even make a claim, and if so, is it a strong claim? Is it a weak claim? These are things that we develop overtime, and ultimately, we do come up with a value range of your case. It takes time, particularly in construction cases, as they are complicated. It will take a good bit of time before we can arrive at a value of your case. If you’ve been hurt in a construction case, don’t hesitate to call immediately. We have handled many construction cases in our years of practice. We practice in Nassau County, Duval County, the surrounding counties of northeast Florida, southeast Georgia. We’ll sit down, talk about your case, and see how best we can help you.
Suing Your Employer After a Workplace Injury
When someone comes to us on a construction site injury case, they ask, “Can I sue my employer?” They have some vague general notion of worker’s compensation and those types of things. In a straight case where someone is hurt on a construction site, they are the employee of the contractor and the general rule is you cannot sue your employer, but construction site cases are not as straightforward as other industrial type accident cases. It requires getting into the details or the facts, who may be responsible. While the general rule is you cannot sue your employer but on a construction site accident case, there may be other entities that you can sue. If you have been hurt on a construction site in Nassau County and Duval County or the surrounding counties of northeast Florida or southeast Georgia, feel free to call us. We’ll sit down and we’ll go through all the details and see how best we can help you
Have you been seriously injured on a construction site and have questions about these 3 construction accident tips? Contact experienced Nassau County Construction Accident Lawyer at Paul Boone Law today for a free consultation and case evaluation.
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