If I’m Injured In A Dade, Palm Beach, Or Broward County Work Accident, What Are My Rights?
A: Unlike car accidents and other personal injury cases, Florida workers’ compensation does not require liability to be involved in an accident in order for an injured workers to file a claim. In other words, even if no one was at fault in your work-related accident, you are entitled to file a Florida workers’ compensation claim for your medical bills, part of your lost wages, and other expenses. No matter how your accident occurred, you should be covered under your employer’s workers’ comp. insurance as long as you were injured while performing work-related tasks. Florida workers’ comp., however, does not allow injured workers to recover damages such as compensation for pain and suffering. What, then, are your rights after a work-related accident?
To learn more about your rights after a Florida work accident, request your free copy of one of David Benenfeld’s newest books, Hurt on the Job in Florida: What Are My Rights?. To speak with metro Ft. Lauderdale, Palm Beach, and Miami workers’ comp. lawyer David Benenfeld personally about your work-related accident, contact him online or toll-free at 954-807-1334.