Holding Wrongdoers Responsible for Your Injuries When Hurt on the Job
Almost every employee has a right to pursue workers’ compensation benefits from his or her employer after a work injury. However, what if someone other than your employer was at least partially responsible for your injury?
If that is the case, you may be able to pursue a third-party personal injury claim to recover compensation. These cases can be complex, but having the right attorney on your side can help make things easier. With our experience, we understand how to look for and find others who are at fault for your injuries.
At Wieland & DeLattre, we understand how much stress an injury can put on you and your family. It is our goal to lessen that stress with personalized and responsive guidance. We have over 35 years of experience advocating for injured individuals around the Greater Orlando area to obtain the compensation they deserve so they can get back on their feet.
Understanding Personal Injury Claims from Workplace Injuries
You can seek compensation through a third-party claim if the negligence of a third party, such as a product manufacturer, caused your injury. Common third-party liability cases include:
- Construction site accidents involving faulty machinery
- Unsafe property owned by a third party that leads to collapses or toxic exposure
- Motor vehicle accidents resulting from improper manufacturing or other negligent drivers
Like with any personal injury claim, you can obtain compensation for:
- Any medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Wrongful death of a loved one
- Punitive damages
- Lost wages
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Is It Possible to Receive Both Workers’ Compensation and a Third-Party Settlement?
You can still receive workers’ compensation benefits along with a third-party personal injury settlement in Florida.
It is important to note, however, that in some cases, a third-party settlement might cut off your workers’ compensation benefits or your employer’s obligation to pay them. That is why it is essential to work with a skilled attorney to recover the full compensation you deserve.
Contact an Advocate You Can Depend On
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