Miami Beach, FL asked in Employment Law, Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for Florida

Q: Employer's comp for employees psychologically injured after not fatal/airplane accident

I'm acting on behalf of my spouse who is afraid of any kind of litigation or legals procedures in general. I have a little base because my studies on this field. He was involved in the A Airline flight 383 Chicago/ Miami acc last Oct 28 2017, and at that time he was in business trip working for Marriott. We haven't got any kind of support from the employer, I personally had informed marriott about the accident, and didn't received any indications or assistance of any kind. 2 days later my spouse still under shock was called to go back to work and HR stated that Psic injured/stress wasn't material of the employer coverage. (really? a travel company ?) he was fired after around 2 months later for "reorganization" Do you think there is any space to verify if employer fault to accomplish any local/ or federal regulation concerning this situation? he still cant fly, and losing career opportunities being a travel group sales manager. help pls. Thanks in advance.

1 Lawyer Answer
Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
  • Freeeport, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: You have appropriately categorized this question under "Worker's Compensation". You should consult with an attorney who practices in that field; it appears that your spouse may have a claim. Employer fault is not pertinent in worker's compensation.

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