Injuries are an unpleasant and unavoidable part of life. However when they happen at the workplace, the employer can be held liable for them. The responsibility lies on the employer to provide you with a safe and secure working environment which minimizes the risk of injury. In the case of an accident or injury at the workplace, it can be possible for you to seek financial compensation for the injury and any losses caused to you. To be eligible for such compensation, the accident and subsequent injury must not be caused because of your own doing, and there must be sufficient evidence to confirm this. There must also be sufficient evidence to confirm that the accident actually caused your injuries, such as medical records. Providing this is the case, you can find some consolation in the fact that you can file for a compensation claim to cover the losses you incurred as a result of a workplace injury.

Different types of Workplace Injuries?

  • Illness caused by exposure to environmental hazards such as asbestos
  • Psychological illness resulting from work-related stress
  • Injuries that result from work-related operations
  • Injuries caused by carelessness of coworkers or supervisors
  • Injuries caused when safety procedures were not followed
  • Psychological injuries caused by harassment or discrimination

Suffering a work-related injury and then attempting to file workers’ compensation is not as simple as it sounds. Complications can easily occur when filing claims, especially if you do not follow the steps necessary for a positive result. When dealing with workplace injuries, it is critical to take action as quickly as possible. This includes documenting all injuries, physical or psychological, requesting copies of medical records, reporting the incident to your insurance company and obtaining police reports. The amount recovered from a successful workplace injury claim can depend on the seriousness of the injury and the length of recovery. Medical expenses and other losses to your income can also be a factor.

You should keep in mind that you cannot file a separate civil lawsuit against an employer or coworker if you already receive compensations. The reason lies in the fact that compensation is the unique remedy for an employee to obtain replacement income for work-related injuries and illness without going to the courts. However, if the injury was caused by a third party who is not the employer or coworker, you can still file a separate lawsuit.

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If you have suffered a physical or mental injury in the workplace, you could be entitled to workplace personal injury compensation. Please contact the Curry Law Group to obtain legal counsel and representation. Our firm services the entire Tampa Bay Area and would like the chance to represent you. Please fill out the form on this page or contact our office today.

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