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Slip and Fall Accidents at Work
Accidents from slipping and falling at work are actually highly common. Accidents involving falls might have a profound impact on someone's life. A traumatic brain damage, a severe fracture, or an injury to the tendon or ligament are all possible outcomes. It may take months or more to fully recover from these injuries. The injured person may never be the same again in some instances. Too frequently, those hurt in these incidents don't get the full benefits or compensation to which they are legally entitled. They also frequently receive inadequate medical treatment.
All Florida companies with four or more employees are obligated to have workers’ compensation insurance, which covers any damages that an employee may experience if injured on the job. This means that if you slip and fall at work and suffer financial losses as a result, your financial losses will be paid. Florida is a "no-fault" state, which means that for worker's compensation claims, culpability is removed from the equation, and it is not necessary to demonstrate negligence. This implies that even if the company is not at responsible for the accident, the injured will still get compensation as long as certain requirements are met.
Workers' compensation claims can be filed in Florida following a workplace slip and fall accident that results in injuries. Workers' compensation offers benefits to help injured workers get lives back on track and go back to work. Unfortunately, insurance companies have a history of denying claims for a variety of reasons, which only serves to complicate already difficult circumstances.
When you submit a workers' compensation claim, you are likely waiving your right to file a personal injury claim against your employer, which includes damages like pain and suffering and emotional distress. Workers' compensation only covers actual financial losses, such as medical costs and lost income.
However, in addition to your workers' compensation claim, you may be entitled to pursue a lawsuit for damages if the accident involves a third party. Evidence that the other party's negligence caused the accident is necessary for a valid injury claim. You might seek suffering and pain damages in addition to financial reimbursement for your out-of-pocket costs and medical bills in this case.Get Compensation with the Help of a Palmetto Bay Workers’ Compensation Attorney
Our work injury attorneys at the Law Office of Ruth E. Johnson are skilled in quickly obtaining personal injury settlements or workers' compensation benefits for our clients. We are very aware of the stress you are feeling in the following of a workplace accident. Additionally, our attorneys are aware of how worrying and anxious people may become when they are dealing with a workers' compensation case.
It's crucial to discuss your legal options for compensation if you were hurt in a slip and fall accident with an expert attorney. Initial consultations with attorney Ruth E. Johnson are always free. During this consultation, our staff will go over the specifics of your injuries and assist you in selecting the best course of action for your particular claim. You can contact us at 305-720-2086, we are always available.