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Jacksonville, FL 32202
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In Florida, injured workers are typically barred from "suing" their employer in most circumstances and are limited to filing a claim under the Workers Compensation system. Rarely, an employer can be sued if their conduct is intentional or they fail to secure workers compensation coverage. There are also strict requirements governing those employing construction workers or subcontractors.
Under the workers compensation system, injured employees who report their accident are entitled to roughly 66% of their wages while out of work and to have their medical bills paid. Damages for pain & suffering, loss of enjoyment of life and inconvenience are not recoverable under the workers compensation system.
However, our investigations sometimes find that a defective product contributed to cause a workplace injury, or that another entity or person may be responsible for a worker's damages.
We can investigate the facts to determine your legal rights outside of the workers compensation system and can help you retain a qualified and competent workers compensation attorney.
My client, a painter, fell down an open elevator shaft under construction. Though the law requires such things to be safely barricaded, the shaft was left open. I was able to establish that the client was not to blame for this accident and made a recovery for him so that he could feed his family.
If you have been injured in an workplace accident, please contact me to discuss your options.
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