Some jobs are inherently hazardous. In construction and other industries, workers must be aware of the dangers associated with their work and take necessary precautions to protect themselves. Other types of work can be perfectly safe given the right equipment and procedures, but if the employer fails to provide these, the job can become hazardous very quickly.
Serving injured workers throughout Florida from our offices in Pensacola and Panama City.
Committed To Advocating For Workers
If you are concerned about dangerous work conditions and would like to learn about your rights to seek compensation for an injury, the workers' compensation lawyers at Thomas J. Ueberschaer, P.A., are at your service. We have been fighting for Florida workers since the early 1990s, and we invite you to benefit from our knowledge and experience to protect yourself in the workplace. For a free consultation at our offices in Pensacola and Panama City, please call 850-332-0476.
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A 'No-Fault' System
Workers' comp is a no-fault system. This means that workers are eligible for compensation regardless of who is to blame for the injury. This is good news for workers — in many cases, it would be more difficult to win compensation if you had to prove you weren't at fault. On the other hand, the workers' comp system does not compensate you for your pain and suffering, but only for medical bills and lost wages.
Do You Have Grounds For An Intentional Harm Lawsuit?
Fortunately, there is another way that Florida workers can hold their employers accountable for accidents caused by unsafe conditions. If your employer acted with complete disregard for your safety — for example, if he or she failed to resolve a problem that you know he or she was aware of, and that was likely to lead to injury — it may be possible to pursue an intentional harm lawsuit against your employer. Our attorneys have the experience to handle such complex cases and will work hard to ensure you get all the compensation you deserve.
Prevent Injuries Before They Happen
Dangerous work conditions are more than just accidents waiting to happen; they also include things like environmental toxins, repetitive strain and poor ergonomics when there is a possibility to avoid them.
If you see an unsafe condition, you should inform your employer. If the employer does not take action to remedy the situation, it is a good idea to file a claim with the federal or state Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Our attorneys can help you with this process. We strongly believe that, whenever possible, it is better to resolve these issues before a serious injury occurs.
Discuss Your Concerns With Us
For a free consultation with an experienced lawyer, call Thomas J. Ueberschaer, P.A., at 850-332-0476. We work for workers, not insurers, and handle all injury cases on contingency.