FLORIDA LAWYER JAMES G. VICKARYOUS
Sustaining an injury that affects your ability to work can be catastrophic for you and your family; but, what happens if you are injured because of your job? If you are injured while on the job, you could be entitled to substantial compensation to cover your medical expenses and lost wages and you could also be eligible for workers’ compensation. Workers’ compensation is a form of insurance providing wage replacement or medical benefits to employees that were injured while performing duties for their job. This exchange of compensation relinquishes the employee’s right to sue their employer for negligence. If you are eligible for workers’ comp, you could also seek a tax-free lump sum settlement.
Under Florida Law, just about all employers are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance coverage. If you are unsure whether your employer carries workers’ comp insurance, you should ask your employer. If you are injured on the job and your employer carries workers’ compensation insurance, you should be eligible for benefits automatically.
Workers’ comp is a no-fault system. Even if an injury sustained on the job was your fault, you can still be eligible for benefits.
INJURED WHILE DRIVING
Thousands of Floridians drive for work, whether they are commercial truck drivers or provide other kinds of delivery services. With some of the busiest and most dangerous roads and highways in the country, Floridians know there are many risks that come with driving multiple hours a day. If you were injured because of a car or truck accident while driving for work, a workers’ compensation attorney can help you receive the compensation you deserve. If your employer carries workers’ comp insurance, then you should automatically be eligible to receive benefits after an accident. Workers’ compensation claims also do not rely on fault, so no matter who is at fault for a car or truck accident, you could still receive benefits. The attorneys at the Vickaryous Law Firm have proven their success time and time again in cases relating to car and truck accidents.
Construction workers are at significant risk of injury. But, the good news is, construction workers are generally covered by workers’ comp insurance. Usually, it is much more difficult to win a personal injury lawsuit than to pursue workers’ compensation benefits, and state workers’ compensation laws typically prohibit the employee from suing the employer. Also, personal injury cases rely on fault when it comes to an accident, and workers’ compensation is a no-fault system. However, there may be scenarios where a third party is at fault, and a personal injury lawsuit may be able to recover more damages for the injured party.
FLORIDA WORKERS’ COMP ATTORNEYS
Workers’ comp could help quell the questions you may be asking yourself after a work-related injury. You will no longer have to worry about how or when you will be able to receive medical treatment, how you will provide for your loved ones, or how soon you will be able to return to work.
To find out more on how we have helped other clients with a Florida personal injury case, visit our Verdicts & Settlements page or our Testimonials page. If you want a complimentary consultation with a Florida accident attorney, call James G. Vickaryous today.