Obtaining a Settlement Following a Coral Springs Workplace Accident
Typically most Florida employees that are hurt within the scope and course of their jobs can pursue workers’ compensation claims to recover medical and lost wage benefits. That being said, there are some situations where a personal injury action may also be possible. At The Law Offices of Evan M. Ostfeld, we focus on workers’ compensation and personal injury, e.g. car accidents, slip and falls, cancer cases from the use of Zantac, Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder/Shower to Shower and Roundup along with product liability matters involving 3M earplugs, hernia mesh and Essure. For instance, the Coral Springs Workers’ Compensation Lawyer at the Law Offices of Evan M. Ostfeld, P.A. handled an incident in which an employee pursued both a Coral Springs Workers’ Compensation claim and a Coral Springs personal injury action against several different entities.
Litigation and Eventual Settlement Reached
Fortunately, the injured employee retained the Law Offices of Evan M. Ostfeld, P.A. immediately after the accident. That is extremely smart in order to protect one’s rights. We filed claims in state and federal court against a few defendants for both workers’ compensation and personal injury benefits. The Claimant, who was working under a company vehicle doing repairs, suffered catastrophic injuries when a co-worker negligently lowered a hydraulic jack by using a sledge hammer! The crushed employee required many surgeries. Although he survived, the client was deemed permanently and totally disabled. After extensive litigation that spanned eight years, attorney Evan M. Ostfeld, Esquire and his legal team successfully negotiated a settlement of more than $800,000 on behalf of the client and his family.
Understanding Workers’ Compensation
Generally all companies are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance to protect their employees who become injured. Workers that suffer an accident or illness in the course and scope of their employment, do not have to prove any negligence to recover Coral Springs Workers’ Compensation benefits, as it’s a “no fault system”. Meaning regardless if the accident was the employee’s own fault or not, he/she is still eligible to receive protection under the Florida Workers Compensation Act. If the injuries were caused by another party who is not affiliated with the employer, a personal injury case may also exist. Consequently, the worker could be entitled to recover twice, including for pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and future wage loss benefits among other damages.
Talk to a Coral Springs Workplace Accident Lawyer
If you have sustained a Coral Springs workplace accident (big or small), talk to us right away. Evan is an experienced Coral Springs Workers’ Compensation lawyer with over 27 years of knowledge in this complicated area. Our Coral Springs Workers’ Compensation and Personal Injury law firm provides a no-obligation case evaluation. Plus, there are no attorney’s fees and costs due unless there is a settlement or court award. Reach out today at (866) I SUE YOU, (954) 227-7529, (954) 998-0075 Text or firstname.lastname@example.org. We are here to help!