St. Petersburg Workplace Accident Lawyer
Employees in Florida may assume that if they are injured at work, they will receive the compensation and level of support that they need. Unfortunately, however, this is not always the case. In fact, workers may be denied workers’ compensation insurance, or may be offered less than they deserve or not receive a settlement that fully compensates them. If you have been injured at work and need help navigating the legal process, please reach out to our St. Petersburg workplace accident lawyers today for a free, confidential consultation.
Damages Associated with a Workplace Injury
Whether in the construction or manufacturing industry, the transportation industry, or another industry type, suffering a workplace injury can be scary. What’s more, a workplace injury can mean significant losses in the form of medical bills, lost wages and income, and noneconomic pain and suffering. In some cases, a workplace injury could mean long-term or permanent disability.
Recovering Compensation After a Workplace Injury
If you have been injured at work, there is a very strong likelihood that you are eligible for workers’ compensation insurance. Workers’ compensation is a type of no-fault insurance that will pay for a worker’s medical costs and a portion of lost wages. In exchange for no-fault benefits, workers are precluded from bringing forth a claim against their employer for damages. They are also barred from recovering pain and suffering damages.
In addition or in place of workers’ compensation insurance, you may be able to bring forth a third-party liability suit. A third-party action is a type of civil suit that is brought against a third party (not your employer) whose negligence caused or contributed to your workplace injury. For example, if your workplace injury was the result of a defective piece of mechanical equipment, a claim against the equipment manufacturer may be justified.
How Our Lawyers Can Help
If you are denied workers’ compensation benefits, offered less than you deserve, or if your employer does not carry workers’ compensation, you may be unsure of your rights and how you will recover damages. Our lawyers can help you by:
- Reviewing your claim free of charge;
- Helping you to identify the cause of the accident and the liable party;
- Exploring the option of filing a third-party liability suit;
- Calculating your damages;
- Representing you in negotiations;
- Helping you to avoid common claim pitfalls; and
- Bringing forth a lawsuit on your behalf if necessary and appropriate.
Call Our St. Petersburg Workplace Accident Lawyers Today
Suffering an injury that prevents you from working can be extremely stressful for you and your family. If the injury happened at work, you may be under the impression that your employer will offer you the compensation you deserve. If this doesn’t happen, you’ll need an advocate on your side. Reach out to our experienced St. Petersburg workplace accident lawyers today to learn more about how we can help and what your rights are. We are passionate about helping our clients recover the compensation awards they deserve.