When a worker is injured on the job it is considered a workplace accident. If the employer of the injured worker has purchased workers’ compensation insurance, the injured worker is entitled to benefits. These benefits are payable by the employer and they allow the worker to collect income while they recover from their injuries. However, there are times when the employer may deny the worker these benefits, leaving injured employees without any sort of income. This can be extremely hard for injured workers as they are trying to recover from being injured and may not be able to work. In these instances, workers may be allowed to seek legal action against their employers.
At Distasio Law Firm, we do not handle workers’ compensation cases; however, we can refer you to qualified workers’ compensation lawyer that can help you. Sometimes, workplace accidents happen because of negligent behaviors taken by someone other than an employer. Under those circumstances, the injured worker may be entitled to pursue a personal injury case against the wrongdoer as well as receive workers’ compensation benefits. A Tampa workplace accident lawyer could help you pursue such a legal claim.
Common Workplace Accidents
Common workplace accidents and their causes include:
- Slip, trip, and falls
- Heat burns
- Electrical burns
- Explosion injuries
- Falls from scaffolding
- Defective equipment
- Inadequate danger warnings
- Unsafe flooring
Have You Suffered From an Accident in the Workplace?
If you answered “yes,” and you were not allowed to collect workers’ compensation from your employer or if you believe your injury was caused by someone other than your employer’s negligence, you should consult with a skilled Tampa workplace accident attorney immediately. You should not have to worry about your financial well-being while you are trying to recover from your serious work-related injuries.
In the state of Florida, the law allows for people who have been seriously injured in workplace accidents due to the negligence of someone other than the person’s employer to file a personal injury lawsuit to recover compensation for their pain and suffering, lost wages, lost future income, physical injuries, medical costs, and emotional trauma. If you believe that your serious injuries resulted from negligence, you should seek immediate legal counsel from a qualified lawyer in Tampa who has handled prior workplace accident cases.
The Distasio Law Firm Difference
How do you know if you have hired the best job injury lawyer in Tampa? The simplest way to know is to find a lawyer that has all the below characteristics.
- Knowledge and Experience Handling Workplace Accident Cases
Your lawyer should not only know Florida workplace accident law. That lawyer should also have years of experience handling workplace injury cases. Scott Distasio has been handling workplace accident cases for over 27 years. His years of experience investigating, negotiating, settling, filing lawsuits, taking depositions, and going to trial will absolutely make a difference in your case.
- Independent Verification of the Lawyers Ability
All attorneys claim they know what they are doing. Their marketing materials may also be persuasive. But you will only know the truth about that lawyer if the lawyer is rated by respected independent non-biased rating systems. Scott Distasio has an “AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell law Directory. This is the highest rating an attorney can receive for both ability and ethics. Scott Distasio is also Board Certified by the Florida Bar in Trial law. To achieve this accomplishment a lawyer must have tried a minimum number of cases to a jury and pass a competency exam. Less than 1% of all Florida lawyers are Board Certified.
- Willingness and Ability to Go to Trial
Not all personal injury cases go to trial. The truth is most cases settle. But if your case does need to go to trial it’s important to hire a law firm that has the experience, resources and ability to try your case. Scott Distasio is a board certified civil trial lawyer. This gives him the right to call himself an expert trial lawyer.
Call a Tampa Workplace Accident Attorney for a Free Case Review
A Tampa workplace accident lawyer at Distasio Law Firm could help you obtain the compensation you need to fully recover after suffering an injury while on the job. Call our firm today to schedule your free consultation.