Securing Benefits with a Workplace Injury Attorney

Injuries that occur in the workplace can become complex and drawn-out cases that require a workplace injury attorney. A lawyer from our firm serving Central Florida and Polk County, including Lakeland, Bartow, Winter Haven, and Haines City, can fight for your rights and defend you against negligent parties and predatory insurance companies. With the team at Moody Law on your side, you can improve your chances of securing the fair and just compensation you deserve. To learn more about how our attorneys can help you after a workplace injury, contact Moody Law today.

A construction worker on the roof of a house
Due to the nature of the job, construction workers face a virtually constant risk of injury in the workplace.

Types of Workplace Injuries 

Workplace injuries can range from minor to severe and can happen in any type of workplace. Although construction and factory workers are at a higher risk of injury, employees who work in offices can suffer workplace injuries, too. Some of the most common types of workplace injuries include:

  • Overuse injuries
  • Head or back injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Burns

Complexities of Workplace Injuries

The state of Florida requires any company with four or more full- or part-time employees to carry workers’ compensation insurance. Despite the requirement to carry this coverage, not all employers do.

On top of that, serious and catastrophic injuries may require more compensation and care than the employer’s insurance company is willing to provide. This can result in victims not receiving the proper care or compensation they deserve.

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What Does No-Fault Mean? 

Many states in the U.S. operate on a no-fault system, including Florida. This means that if you were injured on the job, you do not have to prove that any person’s negligence or wrongdoing caused the injury. Instead, you need only prove that the injury occurred during the normal course of work-related duties.

Securing Compensation

Proving that, you can receive workers’ compensation to cover your medical expenses and a percentage of your lost wages. You cannot file a lawsuit against your employer unless the employer does not carry workers’ compensation insurance.

Although construction and factory workers are at a higher risk of injury, employees who work in offices can suffer workplace injuries, too. 

Workers’ Compensation vs. Third-Party Claims

In some cases, a third party may be responsible for the injury. This is common when products that workers use to perform their job malfunction or are defective. Third-party involvement can also arise when workers are involved in a motor vehicle accident while performing duties for work.

Differences in Compensation

Workers’ compensation covers only your medical treatment and lost wages up to a certain amount. If a third party’s negligence was the cause of your injury, you may wish to file a lawsuit against that party. A successful lawsuit could result in full compensation for your:

  • Medical treatment
  • Long-term care
  • Loss of wages

Disadvantages of These Claims

There are some drawbacks to workers' compensation claims, however. First, your third-party claim is a personal injury claim. This means you must prove the third party was at fault for your injury (unlike workers’ compensation). Second, if your claim is successful, you will have to reimburse your employer’s insurance company for any benefits you may have received up to that point.

We Can Help You

Our team of attorneys can help you determine whether to pursue a workers' compensation or third-party claim. Call our office at (863) 733-9090 or contact us online today to set up an initial consultation with a member of our team. Once we review the details of your injury and the circumstances that caused it, we can help you secure the compensation you deserve. 

Daniel D. Moody, J.D., B.C.S.

Moody Law, P.A.

Moody Law was founded by Daniel D. Moody for the sole and exclusive purpose of representing the injured. Our main office is centrally located next to the Polk County Courthouse in Bartow, FL, serving Lakeland, Winter Haven, and all the other communities of Polk County.  Some of Mr. Moody’s honors, memberships, and associations include:

  • The Florida Bar Board Certification – Civil Trial Specialist
  • AV PREEMINENT Martindale-Hubbell Lawyer Ratings
  • Life-member Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Best Attorneys of America – Rue Rating Lifetime Charter Member
  • National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers

To schedule a free, no-obligation consultation, contact us online or call (863) 733-9090.

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“Our experience with Moody Law has been awesome, from the first day of calling and talking with the front desk staff and meeting with everyone through the whole process, everyone has been helpful in helping us to resolve this matter.”

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