Our firm meets a lot of people that have been injured on the job from a variety of different accidents – car accidents, heavy or faulty equipment, or back injuries. Many of these clients are already collecting workers compensation and that is what we want to hear. However, we have met many people who think because they are collecting workers compensation that they can’t file a lawsuit against the at-fault party.
The best answer we can give, without reviewing all the facts of your case is, it depends. The way the workers compensation laws are written makes it tricky. If a person is injured by a third party, meaning someone whom they don’t work with, then they may have a standard personal injury lawsuit. However, if they are injured on a job site or by a contractor or sub-contractor that would be a different issue. The way the laws are written requires a plaintiff to have a very heightened burden of proof.
If you have any questions about your Florida personal injury case or an on the job injury please call us at 407-254-4901 or text us at 407-644-4444. We are always happy to offer a no obligation, free consultation to discuss your case with you.