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Were you or a loved one hurt in a construction accident in St. Petersburg, FL? An experienced St. Petersburg construction accident lawyer at Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers can help you fight to secure maximum compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and more. Just call our law offices at (727) 314-5988 to get the legal help you need.

You have two primary options for recovering compensation: workers’ compensation and personal injury lawsuits. Our legal team has over 119 years of combined experience handling personal injury law matters such as St. Petersburg workplace accidents, brain injuries, medical malpractice, slip and fall cases, St. Petersburg premises liability cases, and many more.

Over the years, our fierce advocacy has helped countless clients recover fair compensation for their injuries.

We’re always available to discuss your case. Just contact our law offices in St. Petersburg, Florida to schedule a free consultation today.

How Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help After a Construction Accident in St. Petersburg

How Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help After a Construction Accident in St. Petersburg

Construction is dangerous work. That doesn’t mean you should have to bear responsibility for the financial consequences if you were injured on the job. An experienced St. Petersburg personal injury attorney can help with every aspect of your claim.

Our team at Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers has been working hard to protect accident victims since we were founded back in 2001. Our dedication and aggressive approach has helped countless clients recover meaningful compensation awards over the years.

Here are just some of the ways we can help with your case:

  • We’ll handle the investigation to determine why the accident happened
  • We have relationships with respected experts and specialists who can strengthen your case
  • We’ll help with your initial workers’ compensation claim 
  • An experienced lawyer will defend you if your claim is denied
  • Insurance companies can be difficult to deal with, and we’ll handle all negotiations on your behalf

Our St. Petersburg personal injury attorneys are committed to helping our clients get a fair deal. You can get the legal advice you need and deserve by calling our law firm in St. Petersburg to schedule a 100% free case review today. 

How Common Are Construction Accidents in St. Petersburg?

Construction is one of the most dangerous industries out there. According to data compiled by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), about 20% of all workplace fatalities that occur in the U.S. happen in the construction industry.

Construction fatalities are on the rise in the state of Florida. It’s no secret that the construction industry has been booming over the last decade. Over the past seven years, the construction industry has unfortunately seen a 140% increase in the number of fatalities reported.

In 2020, 82 construction-related fatalities were reported in the Sunshine State. That’s more than any other industry in the state. 39 of those workplace fatalities were caused by slips, trips, and falls.

Our lawyers handle all types of construction accident claims, including those involving:

  • Scaffolding accidents
  • Building collapse
  • Electric shock
  • Electrocution
  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Trucking accidents 
  • Crane accidents
  • Forklift accidents
  • Construction fall accidents
  • Accidents involving falling objects
  • Defective equipment and work tools
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Fires and explosions
  • Car accidents
  • Exposure to toxic substances

To get started, call our law firm to schedule a free case review with an experienced St. Petersburg construction accident attorney today.

What Is My St. Petersburg Construction Accident Case Worth?

The value of a construction accident case depends on many different factors. The primary factor is the severity of your injuries. However, in cases involving work-related injuries, your case value can also vary significantly based on the identity of the responsible party. 

Accident victims who are entitled to file an injury lawsuit against a negligent third party tend to recover higher compensation awards than victims who are limited to workers’ compensation.

The value of your workers’ compensation benefits depends on:

  • Your average weekly wages prior to the accident
  • The duration of your recovery
  • Whether your disability is partial or total
  • The cost of your medical treatment

The workers’ compensation system provides valuable benefits, but those benefits are capped under state law. In 2022, the statewide cap limits you to $1,099 per week, even if your earnings prior to the accident were much higher.

Personal injury settlements and verdicts, on the other hand, are only limited by the extent of your damages. 

Your personal injury case value may depend on:

  • The type and severity of your injuries
  • How the injury impacts your ability to work
  • How the injury will impact your future work and lifestyle
  • The emotional and physical trauma you’ve endured

In reality, personal injury case values may be limited by the amount of insurance coverage that’s available. Your compensation can also be reduced if you were partly responsible for the accident or failed to mitigate damages.

Do I Have a Valid Personal Injury Claim?

Injured construction workers cannot sue their employers for damages. Employers are protected from lawsuits under Florida workers’ compensation laws. However, you may have a valid third-party claim if someone other than your employer caused the accident.

Examples of potentially responsible third parties include:

  • Negligent property owners
  • The at-fault driver in a car accident
  • Manufacturers of defective products
  • Third-party vendors
  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • General contractors 
  • Government agencies

You may have a valid personal injury claim whether the third party was wholly or partially responsible for the construction site accident.

What Types of Damages Are Available To Construction Accident Victims in St. Petersburg?

Workers’ compensation provides benefits to help with the financial losses caused by an accident and injury.

Workers’ compensation in Florida provides benefits for:

  • All reasonable and necessary medical expenses
  • About ⅔ of your average weekly wages if you’re totally disabled
  • Permanent disability benefits
  • Death benefits for survivors of fatal construction site accidents

In a personal injury lawsuit, victims are entitled to pursue compensation for their non-economic damages in addition to their economic damages.

Examples of the types of damages you may recover include:

  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Reduced earning potential
  • Physical therapy
  • Rehabilitation 
  • Property damage
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Diminished quality of life
  • Physical disfigurement and scarring
  • Anxiety, depression, and PTSD
  • Loss of consortium

Our lawyers can help you identify and put a dollar value on the losses you’ve sustained. 

Can I Recover Damages If I’m Being Blamed for a Construction Accident in Florida?

Workers’ compensation benefits are available regardless of fault. However, Florida’s modified comparative fault laws can decrease your personal injury settlement or verdict if you share some blame; they eliminate your right to compensation if you are mostly at fault. If you share some fault, your compensation is reduced by your percentage of fault if you share responsibility for the accident.

We’ll Fight To Recover Compensation for All of Your Construction Accident Injuries

Some common types of construction accident injuries include:

  • Broken bones
  • Back injuries
  • Whiplash 
  • Soft tissue damage
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Head and neck injuries
  • Concussions
  • Lung damage
  • Organ damage
  • Burns
  • Amputations
  • Paralysis
  • Catastrophic injuries
  • Wrongful death of a loved one

These and other workplace injuries can severely impact your life. Our lawyers are here to help you fight for the money you need and deserve.

What Causes Most Construction Accidents in St. Petersburg, Florida?

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), four types of accidents account for the majority of all construction accidents.

These “fatal four” include:

  • Fall accidents
  • Accidents where workers are struck by an object
  • Accidents where workers are caught between two objects
  • Electrocution 

However, many different factors can play a role in causing an accident, including:

  • Lack of proper fall protection equipment
  • Failure to take proper safety measures
  • Missing safety equipment
  • Damaged or defective equipment
  • Communication failures
  • Failure to properly train and supervise workers
  • Hiring under-qualified workers
  • Negligent driving
  • Violating state and OSHA safety regulations
  • Dangerous property conditions 
  • Scaffolding that is defective or improperly installed

It’s important to discover what caused your accident and injuries. The cause of your accident can help us learn who was responsible for your injuries and whether you’re entitled to pursue additional damages in a personal injury lawsuit.

How Do I Prove Negligence After a Construction Accident in Florida? 

First, you don’t have to prove liability to establish your right to workers’ comp benefits in Florida. However, it’s likely that any personal injury claim you bring will be based on negligence.

Negligence means:

  • Someone owed you a legal duty of care
  • They breached that duty
  • The breach caused your accident
  • You sustained damages as a result

Different types of evidence may be available to establish these elements. Our lawyers have years of experience conducting investigations into complex accidents. We’ll work tirelessly to gather all available evidence so you can focus on recovery.

How Long Do I Have To File a Lawsuit After a Construction Accident in Florida?

If you were injured in a construction accident, the statute of limitations in Florida gives victims two years to file a personal injury lawsuit based on negligence. You may have more or less time depending on the facts of the accident. Under state workers’ compensation laws, you must notify your employer about the accident within 30 days to protect your right to benefits.

Contact a St. Petersburg Construction Accident Lawyer for a Free Consultation

Workers’ compensation laws in Florida are designed to protect you after an accident. Contacting a St. Petersburg construction accident lawyer is the best way to determine whether you’re receiving the full benefits you deserve. Just call Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers to learn more about your options today.

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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
Shelley Torres
Shelley Torres
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
Other said it couldn't be done called your law firm and immediately you got on it impressive shocking furthermore you showed integrity did what you had to do though you didn't have to do it and I was shockingly pleased thank you you surprised me had I to choose any other law firm I would not hesitate to call you or share my experience with my friends thank you once again from me and my family amen
Hameed Owens
Hameed Owens
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