Miami Workplace Accident Lawyer
Hundreds of Florida workers are killed every year, and thousands more are injured, in workplace accidents across the entire range of industries and occupations. Workers’ Compensation may provide only a portion of medical bills and wage replacement, leaving workers and their families struggling to meet expenses while a wage earner is temporarily or permanently disabled from working. Our experienced Miami workplace accident lawyers apply years of experience in personal injury law toward helping injured workers and their families obtain the maximum amount of compensation available. Call our Miami office for a no-cost consultation and review of your case.
Lawsuits against the Employer are Limited
While Florida workers’ compensation law generally prohibits a worker from suing an employer for negligence, there are limited circumstances when such an action is allowed. For instance, if your employer did not carry workers’ compensation insurance at the time of your injury, you may have a claim against the company for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and more. In addition, your employer is liable to you for an “intentional tort” that causes you injury. An intentional tort can mean that your employer deliberately intended to injure you, but it can also mean that the employer engaged in conduct they knew was virtually certain to result in the worker’s injury or death, and the employer deliberately concealed or misrepresented the danger so that the unsuspecting employee did not know of the danger involved. If your employer disabled safety guards on equipment or ordered you to perform an unsafe task without the proper protections, you should talk to an attorney about your options for compensation.
Third Parties may be Liable for Your Injuries
Even if you are filing for workers’ compensation for an on-the-job injury, you may also have a negligence claim against a third party who caused the workplace accident. For instance, if you were injured in a car accident while traveling between worksites, making deliveries or picking up supplies, you may have a claim against the negligent driver who hit you. Other common third party claims include defective product claims against manufacturers, or premises liability claims against the owner of the property where you were working when injured. Independent contractors may also have claims against their employer, or against a subcontractor for gross negligence.
Accidents Injuring Others Caused by Workers on the Job
It is not always a worker who is injured in an on-the-job accident. Falling objects or scaffold collapses on a construction site can injure passers-by. Delivery drivers may cause traffic accidents, especially when they are pressured to speed or drive recklessly, such as pizza delivery drivers who work for a company with a “thirty minutes or it’s free” policy. In such cases, we work to hold both the negligent employee and the company they work for accountable for the harm they have caused.
Get Help with on the Job Accidents from an Experienced Miami Personal Injury Attorney
If you were injured on the job because of another’s negligence or intentional misconduct, or if you were hurt by a negligent employee, call Spencer Morgan Law at 305-423-3800 for a free, confidential consultation with an aggressive, experienced and compassionate Miami job accidents lawyer.