Florida Work Injury Lawyers
Injured on the Job? We’ll Fight for You!
People injured on the job may file for workers’ compensation, but there is another way to secure financial support: a third-party work injury claim. If you were injured on the job by someone who wasn’t your employer—such as a property owner or general contractor—you may have the right to pursue compensation through the civil justice system.
At Michles & Booth, we are highly knowledgeable in work injury law. Our trial team helps those injured and their loved ones recover full compensation for on-the-job injuries. With four convenient offices in Pensacola, Crestview, Fort Walton Beach, and Tampa, we make it easy for you to exercise your legal rights.
Contact a Florida work injury attorney online today. Your initial consultation is free!
Workers’ Comp vs. Third-Party Work Injury Claims
Workers’ compensation insurance was created to protect employers from being sued over most workplace accidents and injuries. It also serves the purpose of protecting employees injured on the job—as a no-fault insurance, any injured employee may seek these benefits. The only downside is that the financial support available through workers’ comp is limited.
On the other hand, a third-party claim allows injured employees to seek compensation for their full damages, such as:
- Medical treatment, bills, and other expenses
- Lost wages and benefits, current and projected
- Disability, temporary or permanent
- Emotional distress
- Pain and suffering
Unfortunately, not all injured employees are eligible for a third-party claim. Since this is a negligence claim brought through the civil justice system, you will need to prove that someone besides yourself and your employer was to blame for your injury.
Negligent Third Parties in Work Injury Claims
There are almost countless third parties who may be considered negligent and, therefore, liable for a work injury. Some of the most common liable parties include:
- General contractors
- Product manufacturers
- Property managers/owners
If an employee was injured in a motor vehicle accident, such as if they were running an errand, the at-fault motorist may also be named in a third-party claim.
Can I Sue My Employer for Negligence?
There are rare cases in which you may sue your employer, such as if they or another employee caused intentional harm to you. In most cases, however, an employee is prohibited from suing their employer in civil court and must go through workers’ comp instead.
It is recommended to consult a work injury attorney before taking any action. Workers’ comp is considered an “exclusive remedy,” so you will be barred from suing your employer once you file a claim.
Learn Your Rights in a Free Consultation
Work injury law is a complex practice area, especially with how it overlaps yet is distinct from workers’ comp law. We are here to take the guesswork out of it. If you or a loved one has been injured, don’t wait to contact Michles & Booth.
Our team is composed of thoroughly experienced trial lawyers. That means our clients have access to the resources of a large trial law firm and the one-on-one, personalized attention of a boutique law firm. Moreover, we get results: We have secured millions of dollars for those injured across the state. Put our 80 years of combined experience on your side.
Call (800) 848-6168 to book your free consultation with a Florida work injury lawyer.
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