Most people injured on the job don’t realize that while the company they work for may have workers compensation, workers compensation only pays for their medical expenses and 60% of their lost wages. Once people find out about the workers compensation payout, they call a personal injury attorney and want to file a lawsuit against their employer.
What many people also don’t know about is workers compensation immunity (WCI). WCI is the workers compensation scheme that states because employees don’t have to prove fault in order to get their medical expenses paid or receive 60% of their lost wages, they are not allowed to sue their employer for other damages. This has been the law in Florida for about 50 years now. On the other hand, if the injured worker was injured by someone who works for a different company then WCI wouldn’t apply. We have had a lot of success in cases where someone was injured on the job by someone that works for a different company.
If you have any questions about a Florida personal injury case or any questions about a workers compensation case, please reach out to us. You can 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.