Millions of Americans are injured each year in the workplace. Florida is no different. Floridians hurt on the job in Florida may face devastating medical bills and be out of work at the same time. This “double blow” to an employee can create an economic crisis within the family.
The goal of getting an individual back to good health and back to work is good both for the employer and the employee. However, workplace accidents can generate serious legal questions that should be answered by a workplace injury attorney. Contact us today for FREE case evaluation.
Workplace Injury FAQs
Can I obtain additional compensation if I already received a payout from my employer’s worker’s compensation insurance?
In most circumstances, you cannot collect additional compensation from your employer if their worker’s compensation insurance has already provided you with benefits for your injury. This is not true for every case and may depend on such factors as the extent of your injury, how long you were out of work, and if your employer’s negligence contributed to your injury. However, even if you cannot obtain more compensation from your employer, you may be able to obtain compensation from other parties, if they are found to be at least partially liable for your injury. These other parties may include the property owners where your injury occurred or the manufacturer of any defective equipment that contributed to your injury. For more information about who you can expect to receive compensation from, please contact The Bruner Law Firm at (850) 243-2222 today.
Who is liable for my workplace injury?
The party liable for your workplace injury depends considerably on the circumstances of your injury and may involve more than one party. It is always best to rely on an attorney to determine who is liable and to what extent. In most cases, if your injury occurred at your workplace while you were on the clock, your employer will be found liable for your injury and will usually pay you through their worker’s compensation insurance plan. However, more than one party may be found liable for your injuries, including the property owners where the injury occurred, the manufacturer of any defective products that led to your injury, or any negligent or reckless coworkers. For more information about who is liable for your injury or to set up an appointment with any of our skilled Fort Walton Beach workplace injury attorneys, please contact The Bruner Law Firm at (850) 243-2222 today.
What kind of compensation can I expect to collect from my injury claim?
The amount of compensation that you can expect to receive from your injury claim depends considerably on the circumstances of your injury, the party liable for your injuries, the severity of your injury and its ongoing effects on your life. Some of the factors which may determine your compensation include the pain and suffering you have endured as a result of your injury; past, present, and future medical bills; rehabilitation and counseling costs, and the wages you lost while out of work. Any of our skilled workplace injury attorneys can more definitively determine the amount you are likely to collect from your injuries and can help you start the legal process to obtain the compensation you need and deserve. For more information, please contact The Bruner Law Firm at (850) 243-2222 today.