Hurt on the Job Lawyer Tampa, Florida
People complain sometimes about the drudgery of “just another day at the office,” but sometimes a boring day becomes a bad one when an accident happens in the workplace. Unless the accident is minor, a person can become hurt while on the job and this creates a financial and physical strain on the individual. Thankfully, Florida law is kind to situations like these and mandates that a company must provide compensation to the injured individual to help pay for any medical costs. This makes it easier to recover from said injuries and return to work as normal.
Worker’s compensation laws vary from state to state, but in Florida, there is a clear cut requirement for an employer to provide this service if a person is injured. Florida law has other stipulations as well that make it easier for people to recover if they are hurt on the job. For instance, a worker does not have to prove that he or she wasn’t to blame for the accident and, in fact, no fault has to be proven at all. All that matters is that an injury was sustained while at work, so therefore the employer is liable. If another party is at fault, such as the actions of a coworker, a personal injury claim could be made, but this creates a different case entirely.
In addition, the cause of the injury does not need to be stated either. It doesn’t necessary matter if it was a work-related activity or not, as this is not relevant to the court system. Of course, there is a larger settlement that may be available if it can be proven that it was due to the negligence of the employer or the creation of an unsafe work environment that led to the injury, but this is auxiliary to the initial worker’s compensation claim.
To help figure out what would be the best course of action if someone is hurt on the job, it is always a good idea to first seek the expertise of an attorney who is skilled and experienced in worker’s compensation cases. At the Franco Law Firm, we do not only have skill and experience, but we are also fluent in Florida law and will fight as strongly as we can to see that your worker’s compensation claims sees due justice. If you or someone you know has been recently hurt on the job, please call us at (813) 872-0929 to schedule a free consultation appointment in either English or Spanish.