Work Injury Lawyer
Work injuries are becoming more and more commonplace. If you or a loved one experienced an injury on the job, you should contact a trustworthy workplace injury lawyer.
Workplace Injury Lawyer in Central Florida
The Law Offices of Brent C. Miller, P.A., represents injured workers in Citrus, Lake and Sumter counties and throughout Central Florida. We explore all possible claims beyond your employer-paid benefits to maximize your monetary damages for a work injury.
Common Causes of Workplace Injuries
There are numerous factors that may contribute to a workplace injury. The leading causes of workplace injuries, especially in Florida's most dangerous work environments, include the following:
- Falling at work (on the same level or from higher levels)
- Hit by objects and/or equipment
- Bodily Reactions
- Slips/trips over objects and materials
- Repetitive movements
- Being caught between equipment or machinery
The reality is that on-the-job accidents occur thousands of times per year within the United States. These workplace accidents often result in serious injuries that may have a lasting impact on one’s physical and emotional health and well-being.
Types of Workplace Injuries
There are numerous types of workplace injuries. The most common types include:
- Head injuries
- Neck and back injuries
- Broken bones
- Crushed, broken and/or amputated limbs
- Soft tissue injuries
- Repetitive stress injuries
These types of workplace injuries are also the most dangerous types of injuries. Not only do they incur unbearable pain, but they make it difficult for workers to re-enter the job market and/or participate in daily activities. Therefore, if you experience a workplace injury, you should contact a work injury lawyer to assist you with either filing a necessary workers’ compensation claim.
Injured at Work? Follow These Steps
- Notify Your Employer
- Seek Medical Attention
- Consult a Lawyer
If you are injured at work, the first thing that you should do is notify your employer. Most companies have specific guidelines for filing workplace injury reports. You should do this immediately. Next, you should visit a physician. Have the medical professional document the type of injury, the medication and/or treatment prescribed, and the anticipated treatment plan. Finally, you should contact an experienced work injury lawyer for assistance. If you wish to file a claim or lawsuit for your workplace injury, you will need the guidance and support of an experienced attorney.
Third-Party Lawsuits for a Workplace Injury
Can I Sue My Employer?
You can't sue your employer or a co-worker if you were injured on the job. However, you may have a personal injury claim if a third party who is not your employer caused or contributed to the accident.
Florida workers' compensation is a vital safety net, but it pays only your medical bills and a portion of your lost wages. Or, it may provide limited benefits for a lasting disability. A personal injury lawsuit, on the other hand, seeks full replacement of lost and future earnings, compensation for pain and suffering, and damages for lost enjoyment of life for a permanently disabling injury.
Brent C. Miller is a proven trial lawyer with over 25 years of experience and many settlements and verdicts in cases where the injured plaintiff was on the job at the time of the accident. He can determine if you have a negligence claim against:
- Another subcontractor on the job site
- A property owner accountable for safety hazards
- Manufacturers of defective equipment or unsafe machinery
- A driver who caused your on-the-job vehicle crash
Contact a Work Injury Lawyer Today
Our personal injury lawyers have won substantial damages for a construction worker performing exterior work at an apartment complex. We proved that another subtract or negligently installed the balcony railings, which gave way and resulted in our client’s disabling fall.
The Law Offices of Brent C. Miller does not handle workers' comp cases — only third-party claims arising from work injury. However, we will refer you to a trustworthy lawyer who specializes in that field of law.
You pay no attorney fees unless we take your case and win compensation above and beyond workers' comp. Contact us today for a free consultation with lawyers who fight for what you deserve.