Lake Worth, FL asked in Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation and Civil Rights for Florida

Q: Injured on the job

I got injured on the job. Do I have to accept worker’s compensation or can I file a lawsuit?

2 Lawyer Answers
Gregory C. Maaswinkel
Gregory C. Maaswinkel
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  • Orlando, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: In most instances your employer will have worker compensation immunity from law suit. However, there are certain but rare circumstance where you may be able to file a lawsuit against your employer. In some circumstances, you may be able to pursue both a worker compensation claim and a lawsuit (against someone or a company that is not affiliated with your employer).

You should speak with a Florida worker compensation lawyer that do not charge fees and costs unless they win to explore your options.

Tim Rose and Domenic J. Celeste agree with this answer

Domenic J. Celeste
Domenic J. Celeste
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  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • West Palm Beach, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: In most instances, your employer is immune from you suing it for your work-related accident/injury(ies). In very rare circumstances, you may be able to crack immunity and sue your employer. However, depending on your injuries and the circumstances of your case (a lot more information needs to be provided here), it may be best to just proceed with a workers' compensation case. I'd highly recommend that you hire an attorney licensed to practice law in Florida and who regularly handles both workers' compensation and personal injury cases.

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