What You Need To Know
Every 7 seconds, something injures a worker on the job causing over a BILLION lost days of work. If you have an injury while working, and have lost time at your work, you and your loved ones could be suffering. Our work injury attorneys understand how difficult lost time and money an injury at work can cause for you and your loved ones.
You spend much of your life working, and it is common for injuries to happen. Worker’s Compensation covers injuries. But if someone else was being neglectful, we may consider it personal injury. We can advise you if you would need to file for personal injury
You might be uncertain about the process of filing a worker’s compensation (sometimes called “worker’s comp”) claim. You may feel your boss will get angry with you and take it out on you, or somehow get back at you. Our firm can answer your questions.
What is a Workplace Accident?
Workplace accidents are an injury or illness that happens to you while working, leading to physical or mental harm. Even if the accident happens off the company’s property if you are carrying out business tasks they still consider it work related.
Often payouts by workers’ compensation are small and don’t always cover all the expenses an injured person has.
What should you do as a workplace accident victim?
If you suffered a workplace injury, please report it to your employer immediately. However, don’t talk with an insurance company representative or sign any insurance document! They are out to protect themselves, and we are here to protect your rights and promote your best interests. Consult our experienced workplace accident lawyers first.
It is important for you to consider all of your options before accepting any compensation. By accepting worker’s compensation from your company, you give up your right to pursue the matter in court.
After an injury on the job, you have limited time to file a claim. Plus, workplace accidents can be complex. Sometimes, especially if there are injuries or lost time at work, hire an experienced Florida attorney
What Types of Workplace Accidents Do We Have Experience with?
Over 35 years of professional experience between law partners Pardy and Rodriguez, means we have the experience, knowledge, and technical expertise to handle even the most complicated of workplace accident cases. There are few types of workplace accident cases we do not have experience with. However, your case is unique and deserves our best care, hard work ethic, and attention to detail.
Learn More about Types Of Workplace Accidents
The most common cases we see and are experts in providing help with are:
Work-related injury (Hurt back, knee, shoulder, neck, head on the job)
Construction site accidents
Burned at work (fire, chemical, industrial accidents)
Proving your workplace accident case
Usually, it doesn’t matter whose fault it is to be eligible for worker’s compensation benefits. You do not have to prove the accident was anyone’s fault or mistake.
When you file for worker’s compensation, they review your claim like insurance. Florida Law requires your employer to have worker’s comp insurance for you. If you suffer an injury, such as a back, neck, or knee injury, the worker’s compensation insurance carrier provides benefits to the worker for lost wages and medical bills.
It might worry you how to move forward after suffering an accident at your workplace. We understand how you feel and want to see you on the road to recovery as soon as possible.
Our workplace accident lawyers at Pardy & Rodriguez will immediately investigate your workplace accident. With law offices in Orlando, Kissimmee, Poinciana, Tampa, Sarasota and Haines City, we are conveniently located near you. Call us today to ensure that your rights are protected and to learn about your compensation options.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, 2.8 non-fatal injuries and illnesses per every 100 full-time employees.