An on-the-job injury can leave you physically, emotionally, and financially stressed. If you have to miss work while recovering, you may be worried about how you will pay your bills with no paychecks coming in. You also might be facing oppressive medical bills for your surgeries, doctor visits, physical therapy, rehabilitation, and more. If someone else’s negligence or misconduct caused or contributed to your injury, you deserve compensation. A Fort Myers workplace negligence lawyer from the Law Offices of Wolf & Pravato can help you get it.
At the Law Offices of Wolf & Pravato, we give lawyers a good name by putting the needs of our clients first and always focusing on honesty, transparency, and communication. During your free case evaluation, we take the time to understand the unique aspects of your case and to make sure you understand all your options and what to expect. We are eager to get to work for you right away. To speak with a Fort Myers workplace negligence lawyer from our team, call us at (954) 633-8270.
Workplace Accidents in Fort Myers
Workplace accidents occur in Florida and all over the country. While many people associate on-the-job injuries with physically demanding or “dangerous” occupations, such as police work, firefighting, military, and construction, the fact is that employees in every industry get hurt on the job every year—even office workers who dwell in cubicles.
No matter how your workplace injury occurred, you deserve an attorney who will investigate the situation, determine who is responsible, and help you pursue every available avenue for pursuing compensation. Justice is our focus at the Law Offices of Wolf & Pravato, and we want to help you pursue the damages you deserve.
As soon as we take your case, we will launch an in-depth investigation into your on-the-job injury. One of the first things we will seek to determine is if any party other than your employer caused or contributed to your injury through their negligent or wrongful behavior. If so, we may file a claim against them or pursue an out-of-court settlement for your damages.
More Information About Claims for On-the-Job Injuries
When an on-the-job injury results from the negligent or wrongful behavior of someone other than the injured party’s employer, the injured party may be able to file a private claim for damages. At the Law Offices of Wolf & Pravato, we are prepared to help you in any way we can.
Even if you are not sure if another party is liable for your on-the-job injury, it is worth your time to have our investigative staff look into it. We may identify the third party to pursue compensation from that you may not have thought to explore. Examples of parties other than your employer who might be liable for your workplace injury include:
- An equipment manufacturer
- A job site owner or manager
- A vendor
- A contractor or subcontractor
This list is nowhere near exhaustive. Depending on the unique aspects of your injury, the list of potentially liable parties could be virtually endless. There might be just one liable party, or there might be several. Our attorneys and investigative staff will answer these questions as we investigate your injury, and we will keep you updated at every stage.
To learn more about the Law Offices of Wolf & Pravato and how we can help you recover workers’ compensation for your on-the-job injury, call us at (954) 633-8270.
More Information About Workers’ Compensation
If your employer is not responsible for your injuries, we may still be able to pursue compensation from the liable party. If you work for a private company in Florida, they may be required by law to participate in workers’ compensation. If they are, they are obligated to pay premiums into this program on your behalf, and you are entitled to file a claim for damages if you get hurt on the job.
As long as your employer is in good standing in regard to the workers’ compensation program, you typically cannot file a private claim against them for an on-the-job injury. There is no such requirement, however, when it comes to third parties whose actions may have played a role in your injury.
A Lawyer From Our Firm Is Ready to Help You
The Law Offices of Wolf & Pravato can help you recover compensation for your on-the-job injury. We will fight for a settlement or award that could cover the following:
- Current and future medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning capacity
- Pain and suffering and inconvenience
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Emotional distress
- And more if you qualify
We may be able to pursue other forms of damages.
Call for a Free Consultation Today
After a workplace injury, make your first call to the Law Offices of Wolf & Pravato. Our Fort Myers workplace negligence attorneys will sit down with you, evaluate your case for free, and develop a plan to pursue the compensation you deserve. There is never a fee until you get paid. To speak with a member of our team today, call us at (954) 633-8270.