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:
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.