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Fighting For Financial Protection After A Workplace Injury

Under Florida workers’ compensation laws, your employer has an obligation to provide certain benefits if you suffer an injury or illness while working.

With accompanying staff, our founding attorney Scott R. Marshall has over 25 years of experience helping injured workers in Clearwater and throughout South Florida access the benefits they need, including medical care and lost wages.

What Is Workers’ Compensation?

Workers’ compensation is a system that allows workers to obtain compensation if they have suffered a work-related injury or illness. They file a claim with their employer and recover lost wages, medical expenses and more. In exchange, they forfeit bringing suit in a court of law against their employer. They also cannot seek to recover any pain and suffering damages.

This makes the system more efficient for the employee and employer.

More About Workers’ Comp Benefits

  • Medical benefits: Injured workers are entitled to get paid for all medical costs associated with their work injury, including surgeries, physical therapy, prescription drugs, even transportation to and from appointments.
  • Indemnity, or disability, benefits:  Workers unable to return to work can apply for full or partial temporary benefits, depending on the injuries. Those with permanent injuries may qualify for permanent total disability benefits.

Claims Against Third-Parties

Although as an employee, you cannot generally file suit against your employer for your workplace injuries. However, you may be able to bring a lawsuit against an outside third-party if they were responsible.

For example, if you drive as part of your job and you are involved in a car accident caused by an at-fault driver, you could potentially make a claim against the driver in addition to obtaining your workers’ comp benefits.

Discuss Your Injury With An Experienced Attorney

Workplace injuries can affect your ability to work now and for the rest of your career. Attorney Scott Marshall knows the law and will fight for the compensation you and your family need and deserve. He understands the system and will work to get you what you need to get back on your feet.

Contact our firm today at 727-605-5916 or send us an email to schedule an appointment.

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