Tampa Workplace Accident Lawyer
Workplace accidents are all too common. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), in 2013 alone, 4,585 workers were killed on the job. That comes out to more than 12 deaths a day. These accidents happen for many reasons, and here at Pawlowski//Mastrilli Law Group we fight to get you what you deserve. If you or a family member was seriously injured at work, or if a loved one were killed, call the experienced Tampa workplace accident lawyers at our firm so that we can help you evaluate your case. We put people before volume, and we take pride in our ability to treat clients as individuals. We are here to help.
Florida Workers’ Compensation for On-the-Job Injuries
In most cases of work-related injuries, the Florida Workers’ Compensation system will pay an injured worker’s medical expenses and a portion of the worker’s pay as wage replacement while the employee is disabled from working. Except in a very few limited circumstances, such as when your injury is intentionally caused by the employer or the employer is uninsured, you are not allowed to sue your employer for damages but are limited to accepting the benefits offered by Florida Workers’ Compensation. Meanwhile, employers and their insurance carriers may fight your claim in a number of ways. For the best chance of securing benefits, or to appeal if your claim is denied, call on the Tampa workplace accident lawyers at Pawlowski//Mastrilli Law Group to represent you throughout the claims process.
Many Workplace Accidents are Caused by Third Parties Liable to You
Although you may not be able to sue your employer, oftentimes a workplace injury is caused by some third party unrelated to the employer. In these cases, it is possible to pursue a claim against that negligent third party and recover the full spectrum of legal damages, including all your lost income as well as compensation for pain and suffering. Even if you have to repay Workers’ Compensation to prevent a double recovery, it is usually worthwhile to pursue a claim against a third party, since the amount of damages you can recover is generally greater. Examples of third party liability include:
- You are making deliveries or running errands for work when you are hurt in an automobile or truck accident caused by a negligent or distracted driver
- You are working off-site and are injured because of an unsafe condition on the property owner’s premises
- You are injured by a defective tool or piece of machinery that was defectively designed or defectively manufactured by the product maker
Get Help Today for Your Tampa Workplace Accident Injury
At Pawlowski//Mastrilli Law Group our lawyers are vastly experienced in Tampa workplace accident injury litigation as well as Florida workers’ compensation laws. If you are injured on the job, we will fight to see that you receive the maximum amount of compensation from all available sources. In Tampa or throughout Florida statewide, contact the workplace accident lawyers of Pawlowski//Mastrilli Law Group at 813-803-6518 for a free consultation on your workplace accident claim.