When a worker is injured on the job it is considered a workplace accident. If the employer of the injured worker has purchased workers’ compensation insurance, the injured worker is entitled to benefits. These benefits are payable by the employer and they allow the worker to collect income while they recover from their injuries. However, there are times when the employer may deny the worker these benefits, leaving injured employees without any sort of income. This can be extremely hard for injured workers as they are trying to recover from being injured and may not be able to work. In these instances, workers may be allowed to seek legal action against their employers.
At Distasio Law Firm, we do not handle workers’ compensation cases; however, we can refer you to qualified workers’ compensation lawyer that can help you. Sometimes, workplace accidents happen because of negligent behaviors taken by someone other than an employer. Under those circumstances, the injured worker may be entitled to pursue a personal injury case against the wrongdoer as well as receive workers’ compensation benefits.
Common Workplace Accidents
Common workplace accidents and causes include:
- Slip, trip, and falls
- Heat burns
- Electrical burns
- Explosion injuries
- Falls from scaffolding
- Defective equipment
- Inadequate danger warnings
- Unsafe flooring
Have you suffered from a workplace accident?
If you answered “yes,” and you were not allowed to collect workers’ compensation from your employer or if you believe your injury was caused by someone other than your employer’s negligence, you should consult with a skilled personal injury attorney immediately. You should not have to worry about your financial well-being while you are trying to recover from your serious work-related injuries.
In the state of Florida, the law allows for people who have been seriously injured in workplace accidents due to the negligence of someone other than the person’s employer to file a personal injury lawsuit to recover compensation for their pain and suffering, lost wages, lost future income, physical injuries, medical costs, and emotional trauma. If you believe that your serious injuries resulted from negligence, you should seek immediate legal counsel from a qualified attorney who has handled prior workplace accident cases.
Looking for an attorney for injury?
Make sure the personal injury attorney you hire has the experience to handle your case and the commitment to go to trial when it makes sense to try your case. Scott Distasio is a lawyer with over 18 years of experience handling personal injury cases. He has been representing injury and accident victims in the state of Florida throughout his legal carrier. His mission is to provide his clients with exceptional legal services while obtaining the results they deserve. He has tried personal injury cases in both the federal and state court systems in Tampa. For a more detailed description of his legal experience, click on the attorney profile above. Don’t wait to get the help you need with your work accident. Contact the Distasio Law Firm today.