A plan to raze a building in Miami recently went terribly wrong when the structure unexpectedly collapsed, seriously injuring a 46-year-old worker. The victim will undoubtedly require both medical treatment and lost wages. As such and in order to protect his rights, he should hire the legal services of an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer. This type of help is available from The Law Offices of Evan M. Ostfeld, P.A.
The 13-story building that collapsed was built in 1961 and was scheduled to be demolished to make way for new one. Witnesses heard what they described as thunder and observed a huge cloud of dust when it fell. In fact, debris that was scattered throughout the surrounding area forced the temporary closure of some nearby streets.
The injured worker had apparently been struck by a large piece of the wreckage. He was immediately rushed to the hospital. In view of the employee’s injuries, he may require long-term care and continued financial assistance. Assisting such victims is the purpose of the Florida Workers’ Compensation Act.
Injured workers may suffer many different types of injuries and illnesses in the course of their employment. These include head trauma, neck and back injuries and even the amputation of fingers, arms or legs. Other conditions may result from repetitive types of work and or to exposure to hazardous materials. Fortunately, most employees in Florida are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits which are designed to replace lost wages and cover other expenses related to an injury or illness.
In order to receive assistance, it will be necessary to prove that the injury or health condition was directly related to the person’s employment. Additionally, the statute of limitations requires that action be taken within a specified period of time. Unfortunately, the system is extremely difficult to navigate without the help of an experience of a workers’ compensation lawyer like The Law Offices of Evan M. Ostfeld, P.A. Evan has been practicing in this area almost exclusively for 25 years! Evan and his staff will serve as an adviser and an advocate throughout the entire legal process.
Those who have experienced work-related injuries or illnesses should consider seeking the services of a Miami Beach Workers’ Compensation lawyer to help them obtain the help that they deserve. Those who find themselves in such situations should contact the Law Offices of Evan M. Ostfeld, P.A. at (866) I SUE YOU, (866) 478-3968 for a free consultation.