Boynton Beach Work Injury Lawyer
If you’ve been injured on the job, it’s time to explore your legal options with the assistance of a Boynton Beach work injury lawyer. Depending on a couple of different influencing factors, you may be eligible to file a workers’ compensation claim, a personal injury claim, or both kinds of compensation-related claims. Before you can know for sure which path(s) make the most sense for your situation, our experienced team will need to assess the unique circumstances surrounding your work-related accident.
Can I File a Workers’ Compensation Claim and a Personal Injury Claim?
Most work accident victims are eligible to file for workers’ compensation benefits in the wake of the event(s) that caused them harm. Workers’ compensation is a no-fault system, which means that (with very few exceptions) eligible workers are entitled to these benefits if they were hurt while performing work-related activities. This holds true whether an injury occurred as a result of an accident or repetitive trauma. It also holds true whether the injury occurred at the worker’s regular jobsite or off-site while the worker was engaged in job-related duties. However, not everyone is eligible to file for workers’ compensation claims. Independent contractors (who haven’t been misclassified), workers in a few specialty industries, and some workers whose employers fall into “coverage exceptions” may be ineligible for workers’ comp benefits.
Workers who can’t file for workers’ comp benefits may be able to obtain rightful compensation through the personal injury claims process. Similarly, workers eligible for workers’ comp benefits may be able to file personal injury claims IF their injury occurred while they were performing work-related duties AND a third party contributed to the harm they suffered. The most common examples of third party harm to a worker involve defective jobsite equipment and auto accidents that occur while workers are “on the clock.”
Legal Assistance Is Available
You don’t need to know for sure whether you’re eligible to file for workers’ compensation benefits, to seek compensation through a personal injury claim, or to pursue both paths before you speak with the experienced Florida legal team at the Law Offices of Franks, Koenig, & Neuwelt. It is our job to learn about your specific circumstances and advise you of your legal options accordingly. It is also our job to help you navigate whichever path(s) you choose. We handle the legal “heavy lifting” of filing claims appropriate for your situation so you don’t have to.
Please know that consultations are risk-free. If you meet with our team and ultimately decide not to take action or to take action without legal assistance, that’s okay. Sitting down with our team in a confidential, consultation setting simply gives us the opportunity to advise you oof your options and you the opportunity to ask questions. If you haven’t yet scheduled a consultation with an experienced Boynton Beach work injury lawyer at our firm, please do so now – we look forward to speaking with you.