Understanding Liability For Subcontractor Injury
Construction sites are inherently dangerous places to work. Falling objects, collisions with machinery, skilled individuals working with untrained laborers, and an innately hazardous job frequently causes workers’ to suffer minor and major injuries.
While investigation into the cause of a serious construction accident is the responsibility of federal and state authorities, injured workers’ must pursue compensation for their injuries through Florida Workers’ compensation.
The legal team at Sternberg | Forsythe, P.A. offers decisive counsel and personal client support if you are injured or disabled on the job. With 15 years of successful experience assisting clients throughout Florida in achieving benefits, we fully understand the complexities of construction site and sub-contractor relationships.
If you are an injured contractors and sub-contractors, we can help you navigate liability and benefits.
Some of the main areas we serve can be found below:
- West Palm Beach, Florida
- Boca Raton, Florida
- Orlando, Florida
Workers’ Compensation On A Florida Job Site
Because of the dangers of construction and multiple parties on a job site, Florida law requires construction contractors and sub-contractors to maintain Workers’ compensation coverage.
Under the law, if you are a contractor or a subcontractor, obtaining Workers’ compensation coverage for employees also gives you immunity from personal injury claims if a worker is injured. If you are an employee of a contractor or subcontractor, and you are injured at work, Workers’ compensation is provided to you through their insurer.
Up The Chain: What If Workers’ Compensation Coverage Was Not Obtained?
Though required by law, a subcontractor sometimes does not obtain Workers’ compensation coverage for employees. If an employee is injured, liability for medical care and compensation moves up the chain to the next contractor who entered into the work agreement.
Under the liability provision of Florida law, subcontractors and employees working by agreement with a contractor are considered part of the same enterprise or business. Eventual liability rests with the general contractor who is considered the statutory employer.
For contractors, ensuring all subcontractors provide proof of Workers’ compensation is essential.
Get Legal Help For Your Construction Injury In Florida
Construction site are dangerous and Workers’ compensation claims can be complicated. If injured on a job site, obtaining medical, lost wages, and other benefits are important for your recovery and financial well-being. Our legal team offers skilled advice if you have difficulty obtaining benefits rightfully yours by law.
Knowledgeable legal support with Contractors And Sub-contractors Florida
If injured or disabled on the job, Sternberg | Forsythe, P.A., serves clients in Palm Beach County, Martin County, and Orlando.
Visit one of our offices near you for legal help and service. Contact us online or at 561.687.5660 for a consultation.