5 Most Common Types of Workers’ Comp Lawsuits
There are many reasons why a person may get injured while on work, ranging from anywhere to simple accidents to very preventable mishaps. In any case, according to the laws we have in place in the State of Florida, any person who is injured at work is entitled to receive compensation from their company for those injuries. It doesn’t matter what the cause of the injury is or how it was sustained; the sheer fact that a person was hurt while on the job is all that matters. Companies will sometimes try to dodge this however and not provide their injured employees with compensation, which leads to lawsuits.
The most common workers’ compensation lawsuit is when a company refuses to pay any restitution for an employee’s injuries. Remember, in the State of Florida, this is completely illegal. The company might try to argue that the injuries aren’t work related, but this is irrelevant. Another argument companies will try to use that leads to a lawsuit is that the injury was not inflicted while at work. This can be countered with proper medical documentation, which is why it is so important to report an injury as soon as it happens.
Other workers’ comp claims are based in the creation of an unsafe work environment. It is the responsibility of a company to provide a physically safe place for a person to work in or equip employees with the necessary safety gear. If this does not occur, then are grounds for additional compensation in addition to regular medical injuries. Finally, workplace violence can break out between two or more employees. While certainly the other individual is liable to a personal injury lawsuit, the company is also somewhat liable for these injuries, which compounds a normal workers’ compensation claim.
If you or someone you know is hurt while on the job, you or they are certainly entitled to receive compensation to help you treat your injuries. When you do seek this, it is always a good idea to have someone like the Franco Law Firm on your side to give you the best chance possible of seeing your justice served. To learn more and for a free consultation, please call us at (813) 872-0929.