After a building collapse, emergency responders and rescue workers must rush to the site and face injury as they shore up a safe path to rescue workers and assess the instabilities. This harrowing work requires specialized equipment and fast action. Depending on the severity of the accident, sometimes workers are not found and rescued for hours or even days, a terrifying prospect.
If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a building collapse as a construction worker or emergency response, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. The workers’ compensation system in Florida is designed to reimburse you for your medical expenses, lost wages, and disability after the accident. You are not excluded from workers’ compensation even if you are an undocumented worker.
Sadly, receiving the benefits you are entitled to is not always easy. Your employer and their workers’ compensation carrier may try to minimize your injuries or claim you are fully recovered and ready to return to work even when you are not. Our Work Injury lawyers are here to help you fight for the fair benefits you are entitled to by gathering evidence about your accident and the true severity of your injuries.
Have you been seriously injured or lost a loved one in a building collapse? The last thing you should be worried about is fighting an insurance company for the benefits you deserve.
Contact WorkInjuryRights.Com™ today to schedule a free consultation with a Florida workers’ compensation lawyer. We will put our decades of experience to work for you!