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Pasco County, Florida Work Injury Lawyer

There is nothing worse than sustaining a serious injury on the job. Unfortunately, many people are injured while simply going about their work duties virtually every single day here in the state of Florida. If you were hurt on the job and cannot return to work due to your injuries, you should strongly consider speaking with competent Florida work injury lawyer Wendy Doyle-Palumbo who can help you explore your legal options going forward.

Work Injury Lawyer in Pasco County, Florida | Fighting for Those Injured on the Job

Though we tend to think of work-related injuries as those that occur on more physically-demanding job sites, such as construction sites, the truth is, work injuries can occur in just about any work setting. If you were hurt on the job, our Pasco County, Florida injury lawyer is here to fight for the compensation you need.

Common Types of Work Injuries

Work-related injuries can come in a wide variety of forms. Just some of the most common work injuries that we see are as follows:

  • Cuts and bruises
  • Broken bones
  • Lacerations
  • Loss of limb
  • Spinal injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Burn injuries (either chemical or thermal)

What’s the Difference Between a Workers’ Compensation Claim & a Third-Party Claim?

After sustaining an injury on the job, you’ll have to determine whether you want to file a workers’ compensation claim or a third-party claim. The primary difference between these claims is that a workers’ compensation claim is a no-fault injury claim, while a third-party claim attributes fault to a liable third party. Most employers in Florida are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance, and so most injured employees will sue their employer’s workers’ compensation insurance policy to recover compensation that will cover the cost of their medical bills and a portion of their lost wages.

That said, if you can prove you were hurt as a result of a third party who is not your employer (such as an independent contractor or a property owner), it may be beneficial to file a third-party personal injury claim. There is no cap on damages that may be recovered via a third-party claim, and you won’t have to worry about losing your job, as you won’t have to sue your employer.

Statute of Limitations for Workers’ Compensation & Third-Party Claims

The statute of limitations for third-party claims here in Florida is two years, meaning you’ll have two years from the date of your accident to sue the party responsible. That said, if you’re looking to file a workers’ compensation claim in Florida, you must notify your employer of your injury within 30 days, and from there, you must file your claim within two years.

Contact a Work Injury Lawyer Today

The bottom line is that if you were hurt on the job and require compensation to move forward with your life, our legal team is here to help. Contact Wendy Doyle-Palumbo today to schedule your free case evaluation with our seasoned and highly-skilled legal team.

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