Workplace Injury Lawyer
Everyone deserves to work in an environment that prioritizes worker safety. In fact, there are multiple laws and regulations in place to ensure worker safety. Still, workplace injuries are one of the most common types of personal injuries in the United States each year.
Workplace injuries can result in physical, emotional, and financial losses. Individuals who suffer a work-related injury should consider hiring a workplace injury lawyer. A knowledgeable workplace injury lawyer, such as those at Moody Law, which serves the Lakeland, FL, and Winter Haven, FL, areas, can assist workers in holding liable parties accountable for the full extent of injury damages.
Do I Need a Workplace Injury Lawyer?
Following a workplace injury, employees should file a workers’ compensation claim as soon as possible. If a third-party is responsible for the injury, a personal injury lawsuit may also be filed. Technically speaking, both of these actions can be performed without the assistance of a workplace injury lawyer, but it is not advised.
Handling a workplace injury claim on your own can be complex and intimidating. The process is also time-consuming and not one that most people want to deal with while recovering from injuries, especially if injuries are severe or cause short- or long-term disabilities. To make the process as easy as possible, and to maximize the chance of receiving the full compensation that is due for injury losses, we strongly recommend hiring a workplace injury lawyer.
What Does a Workplace Injury Lawyer Do?
A workplace injury lawyer investigates the cause of injuries to determine who is liable and whether a claim should be filed through workers’ compensation, through civil court, or both. A workplace injury lawyer also gathers the evidence necessary to prove liability for a workplace accident (when a personal injury claim is filed), and to demonstrate the extent of injury damages. This evidence is used to build a strong case and negotiate on the client’s behalf to reach a settlement that adequately compensates injured workers for the full extent of their losses. If an appropriate settlement cannot be reached, the workplace injury lawyers from our Lakeland law firm are prepared to present a case in court and fight for a decision in our client’s favor.
What Type of Compensation Am I Due?
The type of compensation due for workplace injuries depends on the circumstances surrounding the injury and how compensation is being provided.
A workers’ comp claim will provide coverage for financial losses related to a workplace injury, regardless of who caused the accident or injury. Workers’ comp covers losses such as medical expenses and lost wages.
If a third-party is responsible for a work accident, a personal injury claim can be filed. Through a personal injury lawsuit, workers can pursue compensation for economic and non-economic losses. Potential damages include medical expenses, lost wages, loss of wage-earning potential, and pain and suffering. It is important to note that injury victims cannot be compensated twice for the same losses, so if medical expenses have already been covered by workers’ comp, they cannot be pursued in a civil lawsuit.
Contact Our Law Firm
If you are looking for a knowledgeable workplace injury lawyer, let the legal team at Moody Law be of assistance. We are prepared to fight on your behalf to pursue the compensation you are due for injury losses. To schedule a legal consultation, contact our law firm online or call (863) 284-9090 at your earliest convenience.