When an accident at work interrupts your daily routine, it can lead to pain, lost wages, uncertainty and stress. Your job is your livelihood; if the negligence of someone else takes that away from you, you may be eligible for compensation in addition to your workers’ comp benefits. Injury attorneys can explain these benefits to clients. If you’ve sustained an injury at work, lawyers may be able to help you obtain work comp benefits, vocational rehabilitation or SSI. For your free consultation, call our Lakeland, Orlando or Tampa office at 1-888-BURNETTI or fill out the case evalation form today.
Injury attorneys assist clients that have been injured due to:
These workplace injuries can range from sprains and bruises to more serious injuries requiring hospitalization, surgeries, or even loss of life. On the job injuries may include:
- Back injuries
- Severe laceration (cut)
- Eye injury
- Electrical shocks
- Broken bones
- Hearing loss
- Arm, shoulder, wrist or elbow injuries
- Spinal cord injury
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Wrongful death
- Slip and fall
- Other injuries
How Do Workplace Injuries Happen?
An injury at work may happen on a construction site, at a restaurant, in an office, or any other job site where hardworking individuals are earning a living. Accidents at work may be caused by:
- Failure to follow proper procedures
- Unsafe working conditions
- Inadequate training and/or supervision
- Faulty or defective products or parts
- Involvement in a car accident while driving a company vehicle
- A negligent subcontractor or an associated business
Florida Workers’ Compensation Laws
Most employers are required under Florida law to provide worker’s compensation to employees that are injured on the job. Workmans compensation, also known as “workers’ comp” or “work comp,” provides for medical bills and lost wages. However, if you have been injured due to a third party (someone who is not your employer), then you may be eligible to file a claim for compensation in addition to your workers’ comp benefits and social security disability.
Third-Party Negligence Claims
Third party negligence may occur if a product is faulty or defective, if you’re injured on someone else’s property due to unsafe conditions, or if you are injured due to the negligence of a contractor (someone who is not another company employee).
In a third-party negligence claim, you may be able to file a suit against the negligent third-party, such as the manufacturer of the unsafe or defective equipment, the owner of the property where the accident happened (if different from your employer), or against another company or contractor whose employee caused your accident.
How a Workplace Injury Lawyer Helps with Benefits
Workers’ compensation provides assistance to employees that are unable to work due to a workplace injury. To help clients obtain the benefits they need to heal and rebuild their life, work compensation lawyers at Burnetti, P.A. may be able to:
- Appeal employer-denied claims and represent you in court
- File a third-party negligence claim
- File for social security disability benefits
- Obtain a doctor or medical test
- Recuperate lost wages
How to Schedule a Free Consultation
If you suffered an injury at work, lawyers may be able to help you receive the compensation you need to pay your bills and take care of your family. Call today to schedule your confidential and free consultation.