When you suffer an on-the-job injury, the person or persons who harmed you should pay. A qualified work injury attorney in Tampa can help you build your case.
If you have been injured at work in Tampa, you may be entitled to workers compensation benefits through your employer. Sadly, even if you are approved, the benefits you’ll receive may not be enough to cover the full impact of your losses. A Tampa work injury lawyer can help you determine who is to blame for the cause of your injuries so they can be compelled to compensate you for your losses.
At Anderson & Anderson, we have seen countless work injury victims struggle with not only their recovery but keeping their families afloat while they are unable to work. For this reason, we are fully prepared to do whatever is possible to secure the settlement you need to be able to provide for your family and not be held back by a mountain of debt you aren’t responsible for causing.
If your employer has more than four employees, they have more than likely been ordered to carry workers compensation coverage that extends to injured employees without regard to fault. This provides wage replacement benefits, coverage of your medical expenses, and several other benefits to those who have dealt with a work-related injury.
While being approved for workers compensation benefits is certainly favorable, the fact is, you have probably suffered more than these benefits will allow you to be compensated for. As such, you may be entitled to bring a claim against whoever is found to be at fault for the cause of the injuries you sustained in your work accident so you can be awarded the full settlement you deserve.
If you are approved for workers compensation benefits, a portion of your lost wages will be a part of these benefits. However, you can still seek repayment for the percentage of lost income that your work comp benefits do not cover. In addition, you may also be able to recover compensation for losses that might include:
In some cases, you could even be awarded punitive damages if the courts find that the actions of your colleague, employer, supervisor, or other culpable party were egregious or intending to cause you harm. Think of it as the court’s way of saying “We’re not going to accept this behavior here in Tampa.”
When you don’t want to rock the boat at work but know that the liable party should cover your losses, consult with a highly trained Tampa work injury lawyer at Anderson & Anderson.
We offer those dealing with work-related injuries free case evaluations where we can learn more about how your accident happened and the ways your life has been impacted. To schedule your evaluation, simply submit the online contact form below or call our office at 813-251-0072.