Need a Workplace Accident Attorney in Tampa?
If a worker is injured on the job, it falls under the scope of a workplace accident. If the employer has workers’ compensation insurance, the injured employee is eligible for benefits, which are paid by the employer to the employee while the employee recovers. Sometimes, however, the employer may deny the employee these benefits, leaving the employee without a source of income. In this case, employees may seek legal action against their employer, especially if the accident happens due to negligence on the part of the employer.
We do not handle workers’ compensation cases at Distasio Law Firm. We will, however, refer you to a qualified lawyer who can competently handle your case.
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 the answer is yes, and your workers’ compensation benefits were denied by your employer or you believe that someone else’s negligence caused your accident, you should consult with a personal injury attorney immediately.
The law in Florida allows for employees who have been injured in workplace accidents due to the negligence of someone else to file a personal injury lawsuit against that person. This way, you can file for compensation for lost wages and lost future income, physical injuries, medical costs, emotional trauma, and pain and suffering, and hopefully take the ease off the financial burden of not being able to work while you recover from your injuries.
If you believe your injuries were the result of someone else’s negligence, you need to speak with a qualified personal injury attorney as soon as possible. While Distasio Law Firm does not directly handle workers’ compensation cases, you should still contact us today to discuss your case and see how we can help you get the compensation you deserve.
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The Distasio Law Firm Difference
How do you know if you have hired the best Tampa workplace accident lawyer? 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.