Gainesville, FL asked in Employment Law and Workers' Compensation for Florida

Q: I was burned on the job. I believe it is a 2nd degree burn. What would be my legal options

I was burned on the job. I believe it is a 2nd degree burn. What would be my legal options

I work for a lawnscaping company in Gainesville, FL. I have been there for 5 months and I see that the lawnscaping company isn't p

August 13th, 2020 I was using a weed-eater at a property. The side of the weed-eater body where one of the gears were did not have a cover on it (which it was suppose to have one). Long story short I lifted the weed-eater high to reach a spot in the yard and ended up being burned and branded by the side of the weed-eater. The weed-eater left a square-shaped burn on the inside of the my right arm, along with some circles burned in the middle.

2 Lawyer Answers
Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
Answered
  • Freeeport, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Your exclusive remedy is workers compensation. File a claim with your employer's workers compensation carrier.

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Alberto Naranjo
Alberto Naranjo
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Answered
  • Miami Lakes, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Speak to a workers compensation attorney, make sure you document the injury and see a medical provider and make sure they know it happened at work.

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