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Can You Sue Your Employer for Getting Injured on The Job?

Can You Sue Your Employer for Getting Injured on The Job?
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Can You Sue Your Employer for Getting Injured on The Job?

Getting injured at work can be a physically and financially frustrating experience. Many have questions about our rights and who can be held accountable when we are injured while working. One of the most common questions is, can I sue my employer if I have been injured on the job? The answer is it depends. In Florida, if you have been injured through no fault while going about your work activity, you probably have a claim. However, many people hesitate to pursue legal action against their employer for fear of repercussions. In this post, we will explore who can be held liable if you are injured at work and what steps you can take to protect your rights.

Were You Injured Due to Performing Work-Related Duties?

If you have been injured due to performing work-related duties, chances are that your employer will take care of your injuries through their workers' compensation program. This program provides benefits to employees who are injured while on the job, regardless of who is at fault for the accident. Workers' compensation benefits may include medical expenses, temporary or permanent disability payments, and partial wage replacements. However, the workers' compensation program does not prevent you from bringing a claim against your employer or a third-party negligent party.

For example, if you work with your hands and are using tools and one of those tools malfunctions, you may have a claim against not only your employer but also the company that produced the faulty device. In such cases, you can recover additional damages such as pain and suffering, lost wages, and future medical bills not covered by workers' compensation.

It is Essential to Collect Evidence

If you are considering filing a lawsuit against your employer or a third party, keep in mind that it is essential to collect as much documentation and evidence as possible. This may include medical records, accident reports, and witness statements. It is also wise to speak to HR and find out what your rights are. Additionally, contact an attorney who can help you navigate the complex legal process and ensure that your rights are protected.

Be Cautious of Your Employer’s Advice

It is crucial to be cautious of your employer's advice when you are injured at work. Just because your employer recommends seeing a particular doctor does not mean you must do so. Always consult with an attorney who can help you make the best choices for your medical care and legal representation. An experienced attorney can also help you determine the full extent of damages you may be entitled to recover.

Getting injured on the job can be a daunting experience, and it is natural to feel overwhelmed and unsure of your rights. However, if you have suffered an injury in the workplace, it is vital to know that you have options. You may be entitled to workers' compensation benefits or have a claim against your employer or a third party. Collecting evidence, speaking with HR, and consulting with an attorney are all critical steps when pursuing legal action against your employer. It is essential to seek counsel from an experienced attorney who can guide you through the complex legal process and help you recover the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Contact our law firm today for a free consultation to explore your options.

Get Legal Help with Injuries or Injustices

If you have been injured or suffered an injustice at work, you likely have many questions. We are here to provide the answers. The attorneys at Roller Rubinstein are ready to fight for your right to just compensation for the damages you have suffered. We offer a COMPLIMENTARY evaluation to answer your questions and recommend possible next steps. Contact us today at 954-828-0333 or request an evaluation online.

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