Clearwater Workplace Accident Lawyer
Construction sites, manufacturing factories, and more can all be incredibly dangerous, giving rise to numerous worker-involved accidents and injuries every year. At The Pawlowski//Mastrilli Law Group, our Clearwater workplace accident lawyers understand how traumatic a workplace accident can be, and believe that if you’ve been harmed on the job, you deserve to be compensated. If you haven’t received the compensation award that you believe you deserve, or if you’re not sure where to start when it comes to recovering benefits, our team can help. Reach us today to learn more about your right to bring for a workplace accident claim.
Workplace Accidents and Workers’ Compensation
Most workplace accidents and injuries that occur in Florida will qualify for benefits per mandatory workers’ compensation insurance, which offers workers compensation for their medical costs and a portion of their lost wages following a workplace accident. In exchange for no-fault benefits, workers are barred from filing a civil lawsuit against their employers for damages, even if the employer was to blame for the incident.
While workers’ compensation is a great system that provides workers with much-needed compensation, it’s not perfect. Not only are claims often denied or lowballed, but workers’ compensation insurance also does not allow for the recovery of 100 percent of lost wages, nor benefits for pain and suffering.
Third-party Workplace Injury Claims
In addition to or instead of filing a workers’ compensation claim, you may have the right to bring forth a third-party liability claim following an on-the-job accident. This type of civil action is brought against a party other than your employer whose negligence caused your accident and injuries. For example, if your accident occurred due to defective equipment, the manufacturer of this equipment could be held liable. Or, if you were hit by a driver of a motor vehicle while working on a roadside construction site, the driver of the vehicle might be held liable.
Third-party claims require that you prove negligence, something that a workers’ compensation claim does not require. However, by filing a third-party claim, you can seek compensation for 100 percent of the damages you’ve suffered, including compensation for your noneconomic losses.
Our Workplace Injury Lawyers in Clearwater Can Help
If you have been denied the benefits that you deserve or aren’t sure what your recovery options are, we want to help. Our lawyers can review your case free of charge, and then open an investigation into your claim to determine causation, fault, and the value of your damages. We can then advise you whether filing a workers’ compensation claim, a third-party liability claim, or both is recommended. We will represent you during the entire process, including settlement negotiations. Our primary goal when you hire our team is to improve your chances of recovering your full compensation award. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means there are no out-of-pocket costs for you and that we only get paid if you get a settlement.
To schedule your free consultation with our legal team, please call us today or send us a private message telling us more about your situation.