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Compensation for Jobsite Injuries

By Givens Givens Sparks, PLLC  Feb. 4, 2011 12:25p

In Florida, when employees are injured on the jobsite or during the course of their work, they are entitled to compensation through their employer's workers' compensation insurance. On the job injuries can happen to any person at any time. Jobsite injuries are not limited to construction workers or manufacturing plant workers.

Even a person working at a desk job can inhale toxic cleaning chemicals, suffer from a slip and fall or carpel tunnel syndrome from repetitive typing. When employees are in fact injured while at work or during the scope of work related activities, they are entitled to receive benefits under workers' compensation insurance which covers medical bills, doctor's visits and compensation for lost wages. If you or a loved one has been injured on the job, you want to contact a personal injury attorney right away.

In the case where a worker lost their life due to an accident at the workplace, his or her surviving family members may be entitled to funeral and burial expenses and death benefits. Although your jobsite injury may have occurred "on the job," it does not necessarily mean that your entire claim has to be limited to just your employer's workers' compensation insurance.

Once you file a claim with your employer's workers' compensation insurance, your employer is protected from a lawsuit against them, however, you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit against a third party, in addition to filing a workers' compensation claim with your employer's insurance. For this reason, it is imperative that you seek the assistance of a skilled and knowledgeable personal injury lawyer who will be able to ascertain who the negligent third party may be.

Jobsite Injury Attorney in Tampa

At Givens Givens Sparks, PLLC, we represent workers who have been injured on the job in Tampa and the surrounding areas. A Tampa jobsite injury lawyer from our firm will not only work with you when filing your workers' compensation claim, we will also be by your side at the workers' compensation hearing in order to help you supply all the necessary documentation, which will strengthen your case. In addition, we will work relentlessly on your behalf in order to determine if you can obtain additional compensation from a third party.

Contact a Tampa Jobsite Injury Lawyer from our firm today for a free case evaluation.

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