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Fort Lauderdale Burn Injury Lawyers

Experienced Florida Personal Injury Lawyers Fight For Clients Suffering Burn Injuries In Construction Accidents In Palm Beach County And Broward County

In spite of safety protocols and safety standards set forth by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), construction work results in numerous accidents every year. Sometimes, every precaution is taken by building contractors and workers but someone gets hurt. Other times, short cuts are taken, rules are not followed, and this negligent behavior causes an accident. In both scenarios, injured victims may recover compensation for their construction accident injuries. 

Burn injuries sustained in a construction accident can leave injured victims with long-term medical treatment, surgery, long recovery times, and significant expenses. At Lawlor, White & Murphey, our experienced personal injury attorneys fight for Floridians who have suffered burn injuries in construction accidents, securing full and fair compensation for our clients.

Workers’ Compensation Benefits For Burn Injuries Suffered In Florida Workplace Construction Accidents 

If you sustained a burn injury in a construction accident at your workplace, or while performing your job duties at a construction site, you may recover compensation for your losses. Workers’ compensation benefits are available to Florida workers who are injured in job-related work. These benefits are available regardless of who is responsible for the accident, and they do not require proving fault. 

Florida provides workers’ compensation benefits that include the following:

  • Medical treatment: benefits are available for all reasonable and necessary medical treatment that is a result of the workplace injury
  • Permanent partial disability: benefits are available for workers who sustain workplace injuries that result in partial disability. Workers may receive permanent partial disability benefits that vary based on the body part that has been affected
  • Temporary disability: benefits are available for workers who sustain an injury on the job, providing monetary benefits intended to replace part of the worker’s wages that are lost due to their workplace injury
  • Permanent total disability: benefits are available to workers whose injury or illness will not improve with additional treatment
  • Vocational rehabilitation: benefits are available to workers who are injured on the job, providing education or vocational training so they can pursue a new line of work

Personal Injury Law Protects Florida Workers Who Sustain Burn Injuries In Construction Accidents 

When negligence causes an accident and someone is injured, the injured victim can hold the at-fault party liable for their negligent actions by filing a personal injury claim in the civil court to recover compensatory damages. 

In Florida, an injured victim may file a personal injury claim to recover any of the following damages and more:

  • Emergency room bills
  • Prescription drug costs
  • Expenses for medical treatment
  • Bills for doctor visits
  • Cost of physical rehabilitation
  • Surgical expenses
  • Bills for hospital stays
  • Future anticipated medical bills related to the injury
  • Loss of future earning capacity
  • Loss of wages
  • Emotional pain and suffering
  • Lost earned sick and vacation time
  • Loss of life enjoyment and companionship

Proving another person or entity is responsible for your accident is very difficult. And that makes recovering compensation particularly challenging. The personal injury attorneys at Lawlor, White & Murphey are experienced and knowledgeable, with a track record of successfully recovering just compensation for our clients. To learn more about the compensation you may recover for your construction accident burn injury, contact our office for a free consultation.

Recover Full And Fair Compensation For Your Construction Accident Burn Injury With Lawlor, White & Murphey

Whether your construction accident burn injury was caused by negligence or happenstance, you are entitled to compensation to assist you with your recovery and replace what you have lost due to your injury. Workers’ compensation benefits may offer you some much-needed assistance, but not everything you need to get your life back on track. Personal injury law provides protection but proving fault can make the process overwhelming and exhausting. Let us help.

At Lawlor, White & Murphey, our experienced trial attorneys focus exclusively on personal injury law. With a dedication to fighting on behalf of accident victims and a proven track record, our skilled personal injury lawyers recover full and fair compensation for our clients. Lawlor, White & Murphey offers a free case evaluation to injured victims; schedule your confidential consultation with a member of our team today.

Frequently Asked Questions About Construction Accident Burn Injuries In Palm Beach County and Broward County, Florida

FAQ: I suffered a burn injury in a construction accident in Florida. Does Florida have a legal deadline for filing a workers’ compensation claim?

Yes. In Florida, the statute of limitations — the legal deadline for filing claims in the civil court, which is established by each state — is two years for filing a petition for benefits. There are exceptions to this deadline, however, so it is best to consult with an experienced Florida personal injury attorney if you are concerned you may be unable to meet this statutory deadline. Florida workers are also required to report the injury to their employer within 30 days, but there are exceptions to this deadline as well.

FAQ: I suffered burns while I was working at a construction site. If I file a workers’ compensation claim, can I also sue my employer for the negligence that caused the accident?

When you file a workers’ compensation claim to receive benefits for your workplace injury, you relinquish the right to file a lawsuit against your employer or any of your co-workers for additional compensation. Workers’ compensation benefits include coverage for reasonable and necessary medical treatment, temporary disability, permanent partial and total disability, and vocational rehabilitation and do not cover emotional pain and suffering, loss of life enjoyment, the cost of future anticipated medical treatment, and other losses. If you file a workers’ compensation claim against your employer, you may still file a personal injury claim against another third party who bears responsibility for your accident. To determine the best course of action regarding your specific construction accident burn injury, schedule a free consultation with an experienced workers’ compensation and personal injury attorney at Lawlor, White & Murphey — we are available to answer your questions and evaluate your case at no charge to you.

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John K. Lawlor

John K. Lawlor, a South Florida personal injury attorney who focuses his practice on complex personal injury, wrongful death, and professional malpractice, founded the law firm of Lawlor, White & Murphey in 1996. Since 1995, Mr. Lawlor’s trial advocacy and litigation skills, as well as his wide-ranging legal expertise, have provided plaintiffs and their families with a distinct advantage when seeking financial compensation and justice for injuries caused by the negligence of others.

Ben Murphey

A partner at Lawlor, White & Murphey and a distinguished personal injury lawyer, Ben Murphey tries complex disputes that include civil appeals, maritime and admiralty claims, wrongful death, and labor disputes. Mr. Murphey has been recognized for his excellence in the area of personal injury litigation by being rewarded with a 10/10 Avvo Rating and named a Super Lawyers “Rising Star” for 2010-2013 and Super Lawyers 2014-2019.

Anthony B. White

Since 1994, seasoned litigation and trial lawyer Anthony B. White has helped thousands of accident victims seek damages due to injuries sustained as a result of another party’s negligence. Included in America’s Registry of Outstanding Professionals and selected to the 2012, 2014-2019 editions of Florida Super Lawyers, Mr. White specializes in car accidents, insurance disputes, wrongful death, product liability, and medical malpractice cases.


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John Lawlor and this practice provide their clients with the upmost professionalism and expertise. I highly recommend them!


John proved himself to be an attorney I could completely trust. His knowledge, experience and professionalism, mixed with his kindness and genuine concern for me and my family, were greatly appreciated.

Iskra D.

I cannot say enough about Anthony – he treated me like a friend instead of just another client. He was always available to answer any concerns, and provide guidance about my case.


I summarize my experience with Anthony with the words honesty, professionalism, efficiency and care. Thank you so much.

Jaime H.

This is a fantastic team of lawyers! Everyone who worked there treated me like I was their most important case, even though it wasn't a major car accident case. I would highly recommend them.


Ben worked on my case tirelessly and always kept me informed. Throughout a very lengthy and complex case he was very compassionate, empathetic and distributed a wealth of knowledge.


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