Workplace Accident Attorney Tampa, Florida
In the hustle and bustle of the workplace, sometimes things do not go so smoothly and accidents and mishaps occur. When this happens people can be hurt and these injuries can linger. What should you do if you are injured on the job and what kind of compensation is there? In the State of Florida, all workers injured on the job are entitled to some kind of compensation, but there are a few things one should be aware of when an accident happens in the workplace.
The first thing a person should do, barring emergency medical attention, when injured on the job is to file an accident report with your employer. Having the incident documented is vital to seeing a compensation claim go through and writing it all down right after it happens helps the details be clear and accurate. Remember to report all injuries as soon as they are discovered to increase the legitimacy of the claim and maintain a concise paper trail.
After the incident itself, please see a doctor regarding the treatment of the injury. Not only is this beneficial to the injured person’s health, but it also adds a doctor’s records to the case, which can prove the injury if it needs to be proven in a court of law.
Most importantly, know your rights as an injured person in the workplace. Barring any influence of drugs and alcohol, which can void a workers’ compensation claim, every person injured in the workplace is entitled to compensation without needing to prove fault or cause for the injury. If the employer or insurance company does not comply, then they are in violation of state law and you should consult an attorney to help you ensure you receive what you are owed. To learn more about how the Franco Law Firm can fight for your workers’ compensation claim and help you through the process every step of the way, please call us at (813) 872-0929.