Tampa Workplace Injury Lawyer
Work Injury Lawsuits: Suing Outside of Workers' Comp
At Givens Givens Sparks, we represent workers who have been injured on the Job in the Tampa area. While many injured employees find the recovery they need through workers’ compensation insurance, many employees may not be aware that they are entitled to additional compensation. By accepting workers’ compensation benefits, an employee foregoes his or her right to file a lawsuit against the employer. However, you may be able to sue your employer or a third party for negligence or wrongdoing via a work injury lawsuit.
Our purpose is to help workers get all the compensation available to them for their injuries. If you have been hurt on the job, we urge you to contact an attorney from our firm.
Injured at Your Job Site?
There are two major ways that we assist workers. The first is through workers' compensation. This is a no-fault program where all that the worker needs to show that their injury is work-related. Following this, they can move on to recover benefits for all associated medical expenses and living expenses. If they are permanently injured, they can also recover a lump sum award. Through this route, the worker can recover medical expenses, loss of income and pain and suffering. They are barred from seeking a claim against his employer unless he can show that the employer engaged in intentional misconduct.
Personal injury claims are usually directed at parties other than the employer, such as the maker of defective equipment or, as in the case of a construction worker, against another company working on the Job site. As in all personal injury actions, it is necessary to show that the other party negligently, recklessly or intentionally caused the worker's injuries.
Knowledgeable Personal Injury Attorney in Tampa, Florida
When workers retain our firm, we meticulously investigate the cause of injuries to learn all the possible ways to seek compensation. We also consult the client's doctor to learn the medical services the client requires. We assist the client with his workers' comp application and, if needed, champion the claim at the workers' comp hearing. At the same time, we also advance the personal injury claim against negligent parties. We make every effort to negotiate a fair settlement with the insurance company. If the company refuses to do what is right, however, we are ready to go to court for seek maximum compensation.
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The process of filing a claim or lawsuit can be complex, and insurance companies often deny certain types of valid claims or offer a low settlement in the hopes that you will accept it. Fortunately, our firm never relents until you receive a fair settlement or verdict. How do you know what amount is fair?
That is where our team of lawyers can help. There are many types of damages that are possible in any injury case, and evaluating your case before moving forward is a key factor in the amount of the settlement you will receive. We are well versed in all aspects of personal injury law and know how to present your case in a way that brings about the optimum results.