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Were you injured on a construction site in New Port Richey, Florida? You may be able to recover lost wages and medical expenses by filing a workers’ compensation claim for benefits. Depending on the circumstances of your accident, you may also be able to file a third-party personal injury claim for additional damages. 

The New Port Richey construction accident lawyers at Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers are here to help you pick up the pieces after a work-related injury.

We have over 119 years of combined legal experience helping victims recover compensation after devastating accidents throughout Florida, such as motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents, New Port Richey workplace accidents, workers’ compensation cases in New Port Richey, and more practice areas. 

We’ve recovered millions of dollars for our clients, and we’re prepared to put our skills and aggressive representation to work for you. Contact our New Port Richey, FL law firm or call (727) 910-5060 to schedule a free consultation today. 

How Can a New Port Richey Personal Injury Lawyer Help After a Construction Accident? 

How Can a New Port Richey Personal Injury Lawyer Help After a Construction Accident? 

Even though most Florida employers are required to have workers’ compensation, these claims aren’t always straightforward. The rules are confusing, you must follow all deadlines and procedures, and benefits are frequently denied. 

An experienced personal injury attorney in New Port Richey can help you navigate the claims process and pursue all avenues for compensation. Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers has the dedication and knowledge to get the best outcome in your construction accident case. 

When you hire our legal team to handle your construction site injury case, we’ll: 

  • Investigate your accident and identify all options for benefits or damages, including a workers’ compensation claim and/or personal injury lawsuit 
  • Communicate and negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf throughout the process 
  • Handle your claim(s) from start to finish and ensure we meet all deadlines
  • Consult leading experts (if necessary) to understand the full extent of your losses and workplace injuries 
  • File a lawsuit on your behalf and handle all Pasco County court filings and proceedings if applicable 

Contact our law office serving New Port Richey, FL today to get started and see how we can help you after your construction accident. 

How Common Are Construction Site Accidents in Florida? 

Construction sites are especially dangerous work environments and are the location of many job-related fatalities and injuries annually. 

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported 275 deadly occupational injuries in Florida in 2020. Out of those fatalities: 

  • 82 were in the private construction industry
  • 67 were in the public construction and extraction occupations 

That means that over 54% of work-related deaths in Florida that year were in construction. Hundreds more construction workers are injured each year in Florida and throughout the United States. 

Most of those accidents are caused by slip and fall accidents, transportation incidents, and exposure to harmful substances. 

We Handle All Types of Construction Accident Claims in New Port Richey, FL 

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the most commonly violated safety standards in the construction industry in 2021 included: 

  • Lack of adequate fall protection 
  • Defective or unsafe ladders or scaffolding
  • Lack of proper construction employee training
  • Lack of appropriate safety equipment on the worksite, including eye and face protection

Safety regulations are supposed to keep construction employees safe from accidents, but workers still suffer from deadly accidents each year, including OSHA’s fatal four

  • Falls 
  • Being struck by an object, such as falling debris
  • Being caught-in/between objects
  • Electrocutions  

Other common construction accidents we handle include: 

  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Trip and fall accidents
  • Car accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Forklift accidents
  • Exposure to toxic substances
  • Excavation accidents
  • Defective machinery and work equipment
  • Crane accidents
  • Explosions and fires
  • Assault and other acts of workplace violence

No matter what caused your accident or what type of incident it was, we can help. Call our construction injury lawyers in New Port Richey for assistance.

What Are Common Injuries Sustained in Construction Accidents in New Port Richey? 

Many injuries and occupational illnesses can occur on construction sites. 

Some common injuries include: 

  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) and other head trauma
  • Spinal cord damage 
  • Internal organ injuries 
  • Back injuries 
  • Neck injuries 
  • Repetitive stress injuries 
  • Soft tissue injuries 
  • Broken bones 
  • Chest injuries 
  • Crushing injuries 
  • Burns 
  • Amputations and loss of limbs 
  • Nerve damage 
  • Hearing loss 
  • Eye injuries and blindness 
  • Paralysis 
  • Diseases and illnesses from exposure to toxic substances 
  • Catastrophic injuries
  • Wrongful death

Contact us today to discuss your construction accident injuries and the compensation you can seek to recover from them financially. 

How Much Is My Construction Accident Case Worth? 

The compensation you receive will depend on whether you can file a workers’ comp claim, personal injury case, or both. 

With workers’ comp, benefits are limited to medical expenses, a portion of your lost wages, and disability benefits if applicable. 

The value of these benefits will depend on: 

  • Your pre-injury weekly wages
  • Your recovery time 
  • Whether you qualify for disability benefits 
  • The cost of your reasonable medical expenses 

If you’re eligible to file a personal injury lawsuit, you’ll have access to compensation covering the full extent of your losses. 

The value of your personal injury claim will depend on: 

  • The severity of your construction injuries 
  • How your injuries impact your quality of life and ability to work 
  • The value of your lost wages, medical expenses, and out-of-pocket costs  
  • Whether you can work in the same capacity as before your accident 
  • The pain and suffering you’ve endured 
  • Whether you’re permanently disability or impaired 
  • Whether you share fault for the construction accident 

We’ll help you value your losses to ensure we recover the maximum amount possible for you after your construction accident in New Port Richey, Florida. 

What Compensation Can I Recover After a Construction Accident in New Port Richey, FL?

Most Florida employers (with some exceptions) must provide workers’ compensation insurance to their employees if they get hurt on the job. However, these benefits are limited. If a third party was responsible for your injuries, you might be able to file a personal injury lawsuit against them and seek more compensation.

What Is Covered By Workers’ Compensation in Florida?

If you file a workers’ comp claim, you could be entitled to the following benefits

  • Authorized medical care expenses, including prescriptions and treatment  
  • Lost wages totaling 66 ⅔ percent of your average weekly wages pre-injury 
  • Temporary Total Disability, Temporary Partial Disability, or both 
  • Reemployment services, such as job placement, on-the-job training, vocational counseling, and more 
  • Death benefits 

As you can see, workers’ compensation benefits are limited. However, you can recover the full extent of your losses in a personal injury claim.   

What Damages Can You Recover in a Florida Personal Injury Lawsuit?

If you’re able to bring a third-party claim for your construction injuries, you can recover both economic and non-economic damages for your losses. 

Economic damages cover the total monetary cost of your injuries, including: 

  • Past medical expenses
  • Future healthcare needs, including ongoing therapy and rehab 
  • Your full lost wages
  • Lost earning potential if you cannot return to work in the same capacity 
  • Out-of-pocket expenses

Non-economic damages cover your personal losses, which aren’t covered by workers’ compensation. They include: 

  • Pain and suffering 
  • Mental anguish 
  • Inconvenience 
  • Disfigurement 
  • Scarring 
  • Loss of companionship 
  • Diminished quality of life 

We’ll help you identify whether a third party contributed to your accident. If so, you’ll be able to recover the full extent of your losses rather than a portion of them. 

Can I Sue My Employer After I Get Hurt on a Florida Construction Site?

If your employer has workers’ compensation coverage, you probably cannot sue them. Workers’ comp is a no-fault system, meaning you don’t have to prove negligence. Additionally, employees can get benefits even if they are at fault for their accident. In return, employees forfeit the right to sue their employers. There may be limited exceptions, such as if your employer intentionally harmed you on the job. 

However, you can sue third parties who contributed to your construction injuries. 

Third parties might include: 

  • Negligent motorists 
  • Property owners 
  • Manufacturers of defective construction equipment 
  • Government agencies 
  • Engineers 
  • Subcontractors 

It’s important to note that even though you don’t have to prove negligence to recover workers’ comp benefits, you must prove that a third party was negligent or strictly liable to recover damages in a personal injury lawsuit. 

What Is the Time Limit To File a Construction Accident Claim in Florida? 

If you’re filing a workers’ compensation claim in Florida, you must report your injury to your employer within 30 days of the date of injury (or discovery of the injury). Otherwise, your benefits may be denied. You must file your petition for benefits within two years of the injury date (or discovery date).

The deadline for filing a Florida personal injury lawsuit is more lenient, but you should still start building the case as soon as possible. You typically have two years from the accident date to file a third-party lawsuit. You also have two years from the date of death to file a wrongful death lawsuit if your loved one died in a construction accident. 

Note: the statute of limitations used to be four years before 3/24/2023, when a new tort law reduced the deadline. If your accident occurred before the passage of the law, you may have four years to file your claim.

Schedule a Free Case Evaluation With an Experienced New Port Richey Construction Accident Lawyer Today

If you or a loved one were injured or killed on a construction worksite in New Port Richey, FL, you have legal options for compensation. You may be entitled to benefits from your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance policy or damages through a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit. 

The experienced New Port Richey construction accident attorneys at Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers will help you identify every course of action available. Contact our law office today to speak with our skilled lawyers about the compensation you can seek after the construction accident.

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Anthony David
Anthony David
Winters & Yonker are an extremely knowledgeable car accident attorneys in Tampa. Marc represented me injured in a car crash when I was coming off I-4. He is clearly the best in the field! The entire team at his firm is AMAZING!!!They helped through my whole process always keeping me up to date. They referenced me to the best doctors to assist in my recovery. I always felt comfortable with every part of it specially now in the pandemic time. The stuff is very friendly and always available for you. I specifically like to thank PRE-LITIGATION department. They were passionate, dedicated and professional. Marc worked very hard on my case and did fantastic job!!! I am very pleased with the outcome of my case. The results are outstanding. I highly recommend Marc and his entire Firm. You guys are AWESOME! Thank You to everyone at this firm!
Karla Rogers
Karla Rogers
Best lawyer ever! I had an accident gave them a call and like three months later, case Settled and full payout... Excellent service!
Lenette Montalvo
Lenette Montalvo
Christopher from Winter and Yonker was amazing. Very nice person to talk to, listen to what I had to say, and even gave his opinion when needed. From start to finish I felt very important and I was impressed by this law firm every one i spoke to made me feel safe and comfortableto. My accident has done a lot of damage to me, and knowing I had an attorney from Winters and Yonker on my side made me feel great. My compensation for my accident is amazing and it will help me in my life. Thank you very much I will definitely recommend this law firm.
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coleman vera
I went to Winter & Yonker Law Firm for my Tampa car accident case I was involved in. My case manager throughout the process and she took care of me from start to finish. The process was very seamless, I received the medical treatment that I needed immediately and at the very end, concluded with a very rewarding settlement. I've worked with a few law firms from prior accidents and none can compare to the service OR expertise I received from Mr. Yonker.👉 If you're seeking help for an injury related case, I would definitely recommend working with him and their amazing legal staff at Winter & Yonker Firm in Tampa. I will always use this firm for all my Personal Injury Claims! If you are l@@king for an Attorney to give you Top Notch legal help and the MOST money for your Pain & Suffering then take it from me I'm a paralegal and this firm continues to OUTSHINE them all!
Meredith Wilson
Meredith Wilson
This was my first personal injury experience. I wanted to choose a law office I could trust. A friend of mine recommended the law offices of Winters & Yonker, Personal Injury Lawyers in Tampa. Through the entire process Attorney Marc Yonkers was helpful and communication was stellar. I never felt out the loop. I felt confident throughout entire process. Which this month (Sept. 2023) they were able to settle my accident case successfully and to my 100% satisfaction. I cannot recommend Winters & Yonker and or Marc any higher. In short they are firm, fair, aggressive, responsive, super smart and know the numerous ins and outs of Personal Injury cases (which can be quite complicated). Upon hiring them you get a law firm that will leave you confident that your case will be handled expertly and with your interests front and center.
Geneva Ramirez
Geneva Ramirez
Winters and Yonkers has been a legend of the Tampa Bay personal injury Attorney community for a long time. I was in a car accident recently with my husband, we suffered back and neck pains after two days and thought to get someone’s help. I found Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers through a google search and called them right up. The same day Mr. Winters contacted both of us, listened, and was compassionate to our situation. He helped us through the entire process including getting me seen by a Doctor so we could heal our injuries correctly, and we got our medical bills reduced! Bill Winters, my case manager, and the entire staff were very knowledgeable and exceptional at their work. We would like to express my sincere gratitude to them and recommend them without any hesitation to anybody who needs help, don't try and fight the at fault's insurance on your own. If you're injured and need someone to protect your rights you won't find a better Attorney than Bill Winters at Winters & Yonkers!-Geneva, Tampa FL#personalinjurylawyer #caraccidentlawyer #tampainjuryattorney
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Bum Boi
Bum Boi
My wife and I are work in Mediation and Arbitration but know nothing about personal injury cases. When a young delivery Truck driver who was distracted by his phone hit us at full speed and rear-ended us as we were stopped in traffic on Wesley chapel. We knew we needed to hire the best lawyers with PI experience and expertise in the Tampa legal community that we could.From our first phone call with Bill Winters and then all the way through Trial preparation then Trial, we never felt any bad about our case because we knew Bill and the entire staff at Winters and Yonker would take care of us.Their dedication, innovation, motivation, reliability, unparalleled intellect, and exceptional skill as trial lawyers make them extraordinary individuals. My experience working with them was nothing short of exceptional. Experiencing a car accident is an ordeal that encompasses fear, trauma, and frustration. It's a life-changing event in anyone's life. There was no amount of money that could ever make me alright, because I would give any amount of cash to not have to go through the nightmare that the car accident was and continues to be.It took almost 2 years from the time of the car crash to go to trial, but ultimately the jury verdict that Bill Winters got for my family was worth fighting for. There were so many times over the course of the three years that we actively realized how amazing it was that we felt no anxiety or concerns or worries about our case, because Bill is truly outstanding!If you or anyone you know gets hurt in a car accident, call Winters and Yonkers RIGHT AWAY! And then rest assured that you, your family, or friends are being cared for by the ABSOLUTE BEST legal team in Tampa Bay. Thank you, Winters & Yonker!
Glenda Litimco
Glenda Litimco
Winters & Yonker law firm did excellent work with my injury case. Luckily, I was referred to Winters & Yonker from a good friend after I was injured in a car accident. I did some initial research about injury lawyers near me, but the reviews for this office really stood out to me in Tampa. I decided to call and after a single phone conversation, the choice was easy to make! Not only was everyone extremely professional, they made the entire process smooth and clear. I was at ease with each step of the way because they were always there to answer my questions and keep me informed of what was happening. All expectations were met and my settlement was exceeded. I got much more than I thought was even possible from the insurance company. I highly recommend the Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers, and their team in Tampa to anyone in need of help after a car, truck, or motorcycle accident. You'll be in good hands!
Dandrea Ikner
Dandrea Ikner
This is the best lawyer in town
Nicky Warner
Nicky Warner
Max was amazing! He kept me updated throughout the whole process and was extremely easy to talk with. He also explained everything so I can completely understand it. It was an amazing experience. Thank you, Max!
Erika Smith
Erika Smith
I had a great experience with them! They truly care about you!! Thank you so much🤗
Jonathan Clem
Jonathan Clem
I was injured in a car crash here in town. Since it was essentially a "he said she said" accident case the opposing insurance claimed it was a 50/50 fault. Even though it clearly could not have been my fault. However, Bill worked diligently to get me everything I was needed to get my life back. He worked to get me access to all the doctors I needed and medical treamtment for my neck and back. Plus, a large settlement amount. Bill even took the time to calm me down when I saw the initial amount and cost for seeing my medical bills piling up! He even managed to get them to reduce their bills significantly! Plus, I received as much as possible. Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers in Tampa provided a great legal service. They were strait forward and honest about the approach, and communicated every aspect of the process. The firm took care of everything. I would 100% without a doubt recommend him if I knew someone that need a personal injury attorney. Given the circumstances of our introduction I hope I never have to, BUT Bill Winters will definitely be my first call if I'm ever injured again!
marie silvers
marie silvers
They are the Best! They care about you as a person!
jorden reagan
jorden reagan
Everyone on their staff is amazing! Chris and Sara won my case and helped me out with an accident that occurred a few months back. They made the entire process so easy! They called with case updates but not too often where it was constant phone calls. It was just enough to know what was going on the whole time without being bombarded. Thankful for Tayler on their staff who helped inform me on why Winters and Yonker was the best choice to go with!
Kimberly Rushton
Kimberly Rushton
Yes, I would highly recommend winners in Yonkers. I worked with Trevor and Trevor was the best. I recommend anyone that ever needs a lawyer to go to them. They are the best.
Pat Pawelkop
Pat Pawelkop
Highly recommend. Bill Winters and his staff took time to answer my questions, and handled my case in a timely and professional manner. I almost didn't contact a lawyer over my "small" injury case because I feared it would be so difficult and stressful. But he got me the settlement that my insurance company owed me, and I would never have been able to do that on my own. And with less stress that I anticipated. I'm glad I called them.
Amysway Barton
Amysway Barton
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Certified Soul
Certified Soul
Winters and Yonker is who you want to go to when you get in a car accident because they will take care of you and won’t let you get low balled on your settlement. I got in a car accident where my back and shoulder was injured and I was referred to a attorney named Trevor. I appreciate Trevor for handling my case and keeping me informed with all the information I needed.
Sean S
Sean S
One of the best law firms in Tampa. My family was involved in a serious car accident. We went to that other personal injury firm with the two M's they were trying to make us settle the case quickly and they we're not listening to us with the arrogant attitude that they were the experts and we were just ignorant. We promptly fired them and then hired Winters & yonker. Our settlement was 5 times higher than what the MM wanted to settle for.I would like to thank Winters and Yonkers entire staff for a wonderful experience. They were all very knowledgeable and walked us through the whole process. We really felt like they cared, unlike the other firm.
Linda Robinson
Linda Robinson
I’m giving Winters & Yonker a shout out. My mother fell in Winn Dixie afew months ago. Her first choice wasMorgan & Morgan; however, after theinterview with them they decided not to take the case. My perception was that it was not a big enough case for them. I knew that she deserved to be compensated for her injuries, and I had mad faith in Winters & Yonker from using them in the past. They not only took the case but settled it in record time. Thanks Winters and Yonker, and I like to send a special thank you to Christopher Smith, who was never to busy when I needed answers. I would recommend your law firm to anyone. I found you to be ethical, professional, and respectful to my family, but most of all you will fight for the little guy. Much love and respect. God bless you all and your families👏👏👏👏
Reuben Rodriques
Reuben Rodriques
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