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Struck by a Vehicle While Working in Florida: Can I Get Compensation?


Injuries caused by moving vehicles are some of the most common in Florida’s many workplaces. Whether you work at an office, a construction site, or anywhere else, the threat of reckless drivers is ever-present. These drivers have even shown that they are capable of crashing straight into buildings – meaning that even indoor workers are not safe from vehicles outside. How can you pursue compensation after being struck by a vehicle at work in Florida?

Belligerent Senior Intentionally Drives Vehicle into Car Show 

At least one auto show worker was injured when a senior in Lady Lake intentionally reversed into him. The incident was reported on November 20th of 2023, and it began when the defendant was refused entry into the event. He then became aggressive, and he was subsequently asked to leave.

It was at this point that he entered his vehicle and intentionally reversed into the staff member who had asked him to leave. This individual was hospitalized with unspecified injuries. The defendant claims that he didn’t see the victim when he was reversing, although this didn’t stop police from charging him with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.

Migrant Who Killed Sheriff’s Deputy Had Been Deported Twice 

In 2022, a Sheriff’s Deputy in Pinellas was killed by a construction worker driving a front-end loader. The defendant fled the scene, and a manhunt ensued. Over a year later, an investigation found that the migrant driving the construction vehicle had been deported twice from the country, and was working in Florida illegally along with many other migrants at the roadside construction site.

How Can You Get Compensation After Being Hit by a Car At Work? 

The first thing you need to ask yourself is whether your accident actually qualifies as a workplace injury. For example, you might have been driving your Uber vehicle, a USPS truck, or a construction vehicle at the time of the accident. Maybe you were working on the side of the road as part of a construction crew. Perhaps you were crossing the street while delivering an important work-related envelope. These are all examples of work-related injuries.

If you had “clocked out” prior to the accident, it may not fall under workers’ comp. For example, you might have been hit while getting lunch at a nearby sandwich shop before heading back to the office. Perhaps you were walking to work in the morning when the accident occurred. While these incidents typically do not fall under workers’ comp, they may still lead to injury claims.

Where Can I Find a Qualified, Experienced Workers’ Comp Attorney in Tampa? 

If you’ve been injured by a moving vehicle or any other hazard while at work, it makes sense to get in touch with a qualified, experienced Tampa workers’ comp attorney as soon as possible. These legal professionals can help you assess your unique situation and determine the most appropriate course of action. With our assistance, you can strive for the best possible results. Book your consultation today to get started.




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