Tampa Personal Injury Lawyer


The workers’ compensation system was initially developed as a “no fault” system, where injured workers’ did not have to “prove” anyone was at fault, so they could get quick access to quality medical care for their injuries and immediate disability benefits for their lost income. Oh my how things have changed. Today, the workers’ compensation system has deteriorated into a system where injured workers have to fight for their rights. This is what we do. We help you navigate the system to get you the benefits you need and help you negotiate a settlement if and when the time comes for you to put the workers’ compensation system behind you.

  • All injuries
  • Returning to Work
  • Securing Permanent Total Disability Benefits

Job Injury resulting from negligence of a Third Party (not your Employer)

Many times our clients are injured on the job due to the negligence of someone else. While the workers’ compensation system protects employers and co-workers by giving them immunity from claims for negligence, it does not provide such protection for other “third parties.” In such cases, we represent our clients in BOTH the claim for negligence and the workers’ compensation matter, which allows us to provide a greater service for the client.

Here are some examples of such cases we have handled:

Motor Vehicle Collision – Client seriously injured in a motor vehicle crash while on the job.

Slip & Fall – Client seriously injured because the cleaning company hired by her employer to clean the building left soap on the floor that she slipped on.

Negligent Security –client shot in the head while delivering gasoline to a gas station. Gas station had previously employed its own truckers, but stopped because they kept getting robbed. They hired our client’s company to deliver the gas. Gas station failed to warn or protect our client from the foreseeable criminal act that had occurred numerous times before.

Electrocution – Client electrocuted when the electric company fails to follow the National Electric Safety Code when installing power lines at his place of work.

Negligent Security/Wrongful Death – Client shot and killed in armed robbery while working, when landlord of strip mall failed to provide adequate security despite multiple prior armed robberies at the same location.

Premises Liability – Client seriously injured while making a delivery when heavy boxes fall on his head that were improperly secured at the delivery location.


Recovering from a serious injury or the death of a loved one can be a daunting, if not seemingly insurmountable task. A task you should never face alone. From the initial meeting with our clients, we thoroughly evaluate and collect the evidence necessary to demonstrate who was at fault for your harms and losses, and then we hold them accountable for their conduct and choices that put you where you are.  We handling almost all types of personal injury and wrongful death claims, including:

Scott has developed a niche helping people who have a workers’ compensation claim that is the result of the negligence of a third party (such as an on the job auto accident or premises liability claim where the negligent party is not the employer or coworker); this results in clients having two claims: both a Workers’ Compensation Claim with their Employer AND a personal injury claim against the negligent third party. Scott’s ability to navigate both systems simultaneously helps him maximize the recovery for his clients.