Sometimes Your Work Injury Isn’t Just a Worker’s Comp Case
For those of us still capable of working or considered part of an essential business, getting injured on the job is a possibility. You may think that job-related injuries only allow for a worker’s compensation case (where your recovery is limited), but that is not always the case.
Here is an example:
A truck driver or delivery person on the clock sustains an injury from an accident caused by another driver.
The employee would have both a Worker’s Compensation case and a third-party case against the negligent driver that caused the accident.
This is important because the law limits the amount of money you can recover in a worker’s compensation claim against your employer, but the law does not have similar limitations on claims against negligent drivers or other persons who cause you to become injured.
Slater | Grant has extensive experience with helping workers and their families through difficult times such as these. If you are at all unsure about the legal circumstances of your personal injury, it is very important to seek legal advice to make sure that you are not missing an important right. Our attorneys offer big firm experience, with small firm care. With offices in Pasco and Hillsborough counties, we are here to help when you need us.