Port Charlotte Work Accident Attorneys
Assisting Injured Workers throughout Charlotte County & Beyond
In Florida, all employers (with a few, limited exceptions) are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance. This insurance covers the cost of an employee’s medical bills, prescriptions, medical equipment, lost wages, and some job replacement benefits. However, in some instances, workers’ compensation may not be enough to cover the cost of your work-related injuries. Additionally, workers’ compensation does not cover non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering, emotional distress, and more.
At Frohlich, Gordon & Beason, P.A., we can assist you with all aspects of your work-related injury claim. Whether you need assistance filing for workers’ compensation, appealing a denied claim, or filing a third-injury claim, our Port Charlotte work accident attorneys can help you navigate the process.
Filing a Third-Party Work Injury Claim
Workers’ compensation is designed to cover injuries that occur in the workplace or when an individual is acting within the scope of his or her employment. For example, if you are a construction worker who is injured on a job site after using a piece of defective machinery, your injuries will likely be covered under workers’ compensation. Similarly, if you are a delivery truck driver who is involved in an accident while out on delivery, you may file a workers’ compensation claim. However, in this second example, you may also wish to file a third-party claim against the at-fault driver.
When is it appropriate to file a third-party work injury claim? Essentially, any time your work-related accident/injuries were the fault of someone other than your employer.
Examples of this include:
- Commercial drivers who are hit by other motorists on the road
- Individuals who are injured by a coworker
- People who are injured by a third party while traveling for work
- Postal workers, meter readers, and other workers injured due to unsafe conditions on private or public property
- Construction workers who are injured on job sites while working for subcontractors
- Employees who are injured by defective products in the workplace
- Individuals harmed by exposure to toxic substances in the workplace
Our Port Charlotte work accident attorneys can help you understand your legal options and work to recover the full amount of compensation you are owed. We have extensive experience in this area of law and are happy to answer your questions and address any concerns you may have.
Call (941) 960-7225 or submit an online contact form to request your no-cost consultation today.