Some accidents cause people to miss time from work and experience various kinds of losses. It is possible that they can lose large amounts of money from lost wages and medical bills, especially if they can no longer function as normal and require extensive treatment while they are recovering.
A construction worker was hurt in Boca Raton after falling from a scaffolding on a job site.
Worker injured in south Florida residential development
Palm Beach County Fire Rescue responded to the area of Melrose Castle Lane, in a development called St. Andrews Country Club. Rescue crews entered the development at about 3:30 pm on the day of the incident. They found that one worker had fallen from a scaffolding while on the job site. He had to be transported to a local hospital’s trauma unit to receive treatment for his injuries.
No further information was released by local fire rescue about the victim’s condition following the fall or his identity.
Who will be held responsible for his injuries?
Work related injuries may involve lawsuits against an employer, other businesses who were involved, and a separate process for workers compensation claims. Some employers will have a separate business insurance policy that helps them pay for these kinds of losses.
Despite the fact that this accident happened on the job, the format for a work-related personal injury lawsuit is similar to motor vehicle accidents and other common forms of injuries. The person or entity responsible will be identified and named as the defendant in a civil lawsuit. The victim’s attorney can make them pay for lost wages, medical expenses, hospitalization, and any long term care that is necessary because of the accident.
How does workers compensation help victims?
This type of funding is paid out to a worker to essentially cover their lost wages. It generally does not exceed what the victim would have earned if they were working anyway, but employers are required by law to pay their injured workers if they have a bona-fide accident on the job. Some companies, especially larger businesses or those in the corporate world, may require an injured worker to submit to a drug test to ensure that they were sober during the incident before they will pay out a workers compensation claim.
How much compensation will an injured worker receive?
This really depends on the severity of the injuries, the amount of time missed from work, and total expenses related to medical care and continued assistance. As a general rule, civil lawsuits tend to pay out more if an accident causes serious injuries and problems for those involved. Workers who are able to function as normal shortly after an incident may not receive nearly as much compensation as those who are permanently affected.
Speak with a local attorney today
To get in touch with a lawyer after any kind of accident in the Boca Raton area, contact The Law Offices of Gary A. Costales, P.A. You will receive personalized advice about how to proceed with a lawsuit, actions against an employer, or other possible courses of action.