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Worker Hospitalized After Construction Accident

Help from a Margate Workers’ Compensation Attorney

A horrific accident occurred at the Town Square construction project in Margate put an employee in the hospital late last week. City of Margate’s Fire Rescue reported a wall that was being installed on a building when he slipped and fell 20 feet suffering life threatening injuries. As such, the worker was airlifted to Northwest Medical Center and is in guarded condition.

“Who Caused the Humpty Dumpty to Have a Great Fall”?

The general rule is that Florida requires virtually all employees to be covered by Florida Workers’ Compensation insurance. As such, injured Florida Workers can be compensated for injuries suffered in the course and scope of their employment, regardless of who was at fault.

In return, Florida Workers’ Compensation benefits are an employee’s sole and exclusive remedy for injuries suffered on-the-job. Typically, Florida employers cannot be sued for personal injuries as a result of a work related accident.

Third Party Liability?

According to Margate Workers’ Compensation Attorney Evan M. Ostfeld, Esq., Florida Workers’ Compensation Law provides an exception if a worker of one company is injured as a result of the negligence of an employee from another entity. If that situation occurs, a person may have both a Florida Workers’ Compensation and Personal Injury action. For example, an electrician from Florida Power & Light suffered injuries that were caused by the carelessness of an employee from We Pound Nails, Inc. In this instance, the electrician can sue the worker and that employer for damages, including pain and suffering, future lost wages and for the loss of enjoyment of life. Plus, there are two potential sources of recovery for the injured Florida Worker to collect against – Florida Workers’ Compensation and Personal Injury benefits. The Law Offices of Evan M. Ostfeld can handle both matters.

After being seriously injured in a construction accident that was caused by the negligence of an employee of another company, you’ll want to speak with Margate Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Evan M. Ostfeld, Esq. as soon as possible. Knowledge is power, so ask us for free information right away from a Margate Workers’ Compensation Attorney – Evan M. Ostfeld.  He and his legal team at The Law Offices of Evan M. Ostfeld, P.A. have more than 25 years of Florida Workers’ Compensation experience, and provides a no obligation case evaluation.

In fact, there are no legal fees or costs due unless there is a settlement or court award. What do you have to lose?

Margate Workers’ Compensation Attorney Evan M. Ostfeld

Feel free to contact Evan with any Florida’ Workers’ Compensation questions that you may have at (866) I SUE YOU, (866) 478-3968, (844) 411-KING, (844) 411-5464, (954) 227-7529, (954) 998-0075 text or evan@attorney4life.com. Protect your rights and don’t let the employer and or their Florida Workers’ Compensation insurance company take advantage of you!