Fort Lauderdale Workplace Negligence Attorney
When you get injured on the job, it can throw your life into disarray. Your injuries may prevent you from working on a short-term or long-term basis, causing you to lose out on income. You might face substantial medical bills to treat your injuries. And if your injury is serious, it might cause long-term disability, forcing you to change careers or drop out of the workforce altogether. Fortunately, you may have several options for pursuing compensation after a workplace injury. A Fort Lauderdale workplace negligence lawyer from the Law Offices of Wolf & Pravato can help.
At the Law Offices of Wolf & Pravato, we fight for the rights of injured victims in Fort Lauderdale. With our commitment to honesty, transparency, and communication, we aim to give lawyers a good name. Our firm offers a free, no-obligation case evaluation, during which we will sit down with you, take the time to understand your unique situation, and go over all your options with you. There is never a fee until we win your case. To speak with a member of the team at the Law Offices of Wolf & Pravato today, call us at (954) 633-8270.
Workplace Accidents in Fort Lauderdale
On-the-job injuries are common in Florida, and contrary to popular belief, they do not affect only workers in physically demanding positions such as firefighting, construction, and mining. Even office workers have suffered serious injuries on the job—and our firm has helped them pursue the compensation they deserve.
After a workplace injury, you deserve compensation. How we pursue that compensation depends on the specifics of your injury and who the responsible party or parties are. During your initial consultation, we will review the details of your workplace injury or employer negligence at the workplace, determine what happened, and identify the parties we can pursue damages.
If we determine that the liable party is your employer, then we may pursue compensation via a workers’ compensation claim. But if a third party caused or contributed to your injury, we can go after them directly for compensation by filing a claim or pursuing an out-of-court settlement.
To learn more about how the Fort Lauderdale workplace negligence attorneys at the Law Offices of Wolf & Pravato can help you recover the compensation you deserve for your on-the-job injury, call us today at (954) 633-8270.
Workers’ Compensation vs. Private Claim
The two primary ways to recover compensation for an on-the-job injury are to file a workers’ compensation claim and to file a private claim against the responsible party or parties. These processes are very different, each of them requiring an attorney who understands the nuances of Florida law. At the Law Offices of Wolf & Pravato, we have helped clients recover compensation through both of these avenues. Depending on the circumstances of your injury, we may elect to file a workers’ compensation claim as well as pursue damages from another party via a private claim.
What You Need to Know About Workers’ Compensation
Workers’ compensation is a special type of insurance program that provides compensation to workers who get injured on the job. In most states, including Florida, most private employers are required by law to participate in workers’ compensation and to pay premiums on behalf of their employees. If a worker gets hurt on the job, they can file a claim and recover damages via a workers’ compensation claim in most cases as long as their employer is in good standing with the program.
As long as your employer participates in workers’ compensation and is in good standing, you generally cannot go after them in a private claim for an on-the-job injury. However, if a party or parties other than your employer behaved negligently and caused or contributed to your injury, you can sue them directly, as they do not pay into your workers’ compensation.
What You Need to Know About Private Claims
We can help you file a private claim or pursue an out-of-court settlement from a party or parties other than your employer whose negligent actions resulted in your on-the-job injuries. Potentially negligent parties may include:
- Job site owners
- Facilities managers
- Contractors or subcontractors
- Equipment manufacturers
We will investigate your injury and determine which of these parties—or others not listed—might have played a role in your on-the-job injury. If their wrongful or negligent behavior caused or contributed to your injuries, we will collect evidence and aggressively pursue them for the compensation you deserve.
We Are Ready to Help You
After an on-the-job injury, the Law Offices of Wolf & Pravato will fight for the fair compensation you deserve. You may be eligible to receive money for the following damages:
- Current and future medical bills
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning capacity
- Pain and suffering and inconvenience
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- And more if you qualify
We can valuate your losses and formulate a plan for your case.
Call for a Free Fort Lauderdale Workplace Negligence Consultation
The Law Offices of Wolf & Pravato is eager to get to work on your workplace negligence case today. If someone’s improper or negligent behavior led to an on-the-job injury, you may be eligible to collect damages. For a free, no-obligation case evaluation with a Fort Lauderdale workplace negligence lawyer from our team, call us at (954) 633-8270.