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What to Know if You Were Injured on the Job in Florida

Though when most people think of workplace accidents, they imagine construction site accidents or accidents at other places that require physical labor. Though these places are more prone to workplace accidents occurring than other work environments, the truth is, accidents can happen just about anytime, anywhere. If you’ve been injured on the job, you should read on and reach out to our experienced Broward County work injury lawyer who can work to recover the compensation you need to heal and rejoin the workforce once again. Here are some of the questions you may have about work injuries and the legal process ahead:

What should I do if I’m injured on the job?

If you are injured on the job, you should immediately notify your employer of your injuries and ensure you receive medical treatment at once. If you can, you should take pictures of the cause of your accident, keep a copy of medical documents pertaining to your injury, ask witnesses for their phone number or email address, and ensure you hire a competent Broward County personal injury attorney who can help you pursue the benefits you need.

What is a workers’ compensation claim?

Here in the state of Florida, most employers carry workers’ compensation insurance, which is essentially a form of no-fault insurance designed to compensate those who’ve been injured on the job, regardless of fault. As long as you can prove that you were injured on the job, you should receive workers’ compensation benefits to help cover the cost of your medical bills and a portion of your lost wages.

What is a third-party claim?

Sometimes, accidents in the workplace are caused by a third party who is not your employer. In this case, we can file a third-party claim against the party responsible. For example, if you were injured by a defective machine, we may sue the product designer or manufacturer. As long as we can prove that you were injured due to a third party’s negligence, you should receive the compensation you need. Unlike workers’ compensation claims, there is no predetermined cap on recoverable damages in third-party claims. If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to give us a call. We are here to help you recover your rightful compensation.

Contact Our Experienced Broward County Firm

If you require legal representation for matters of personal injury, family law, criminal defense, commercial litigation, or aviation litigation, look no further than The Finizio Law Group. Our firm has decades of combined experience representing clients from all walks of life, and we are here to put those years of experience to work for you as well. Contact us today to schedule your initial consultation with our team and to learn more about our services and how we can assist you.

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