Lake Worth, FL asked in Personal Injury, Civil Litigation, Government Contracts and International Law for Florida

Q: Got injured on the job

I got injured on the job by a coworker. do I have to accept worker’s compensation?

1 Lawyer Answer
Domenic J. Celeste
Domenic J. Celeste
  • West Palm Beach, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: I'm not sure why the labels for this question include government contracts and international law, but, if this is an accident that occurred at work in Florida and is not a Federal Agency, if you were injured on the job, in almost all circumstances, your only choice is workers' compensation rather than suing your employer. I'm not sure if you're asking whether you can treat on your own or have to treat through work comp, but, what I can say is, typically, if you're injured on the job, you can choose to treat through work comp or on your own, but good luck having your health insurance cover anything once they find out it's work comp's responsibility. These answers are generalities and do not apply to your specific situation as not enough information was provided in the question for a specific answer. I'd highly recommend that you reach out to an attorney licensed to practice law in Florida (if that's where your accident occurred) and who regularly handles work comp cases.

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