When you suffer injury or illness due to work conditions, you may wonder if you can bring a lawsuit against your employer. Your injury may have resulted from an accident or perhaps it was caused by woeful negligence on the part of your employer. Can you sue?
While there are exceptions, the answer is no. There are differences between recovery of injury compensation under civil law and recovery of benefits under Florida Workers compensation cases. But you have options. Any physical injury suffered at work or away from work is reason to speak with an experienced attorney.
Sternberg / Forsythe, P.A. can provide you with legal advice if you have been injured on the job or are disabled due to a work-related injury. With over 15 years of experience, we can provide strategic, strong representation to help you understand and receive benefits.
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Workers compensation is a program that provides immediate compensation and benefits to workers who have been injured or who have become ill on the job. In exchange for guaranteed medical care and compensation, workers give up their rights to sue an employer. This means an employee does not have to prove that the employer was negligent or at-fault for the injury, but it also means the employee faces strict limitations on compensation and benefits. Under Florida law, your employer is not at fault, but does have some responsibility.
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