Remember, if you or your loved one suffers an injury on the job, you have a right to have the workplace accident investigated by an attorney.
Workplace injuries can occur from vehicle accidents, explosions, defective products, exposure to toxic chemicals, a lack of safety equipment, slip and falls and co-worker violence.
These issues can result in grave personal injuries that are emotionally, physically and financially devastating.
Sadly, on November 10, a Florida Power & Light worker was seriously injured after a tree limb fell on his head. The accident occurred in a Palatka neighborhood.
According to the Lakeland Ledger, the 20-year-old man was injured when another worker was being lifted in the air by a work bucket and was cutting through tree limbs, which fell on the victim.
The worker was reportedly knocked unconscious by the limb. An investigation into the accident is ongoing.
Can I File a Lawsuit If My Loved One Is Injured at Work?
Our attorneys offer compassionate and understanding counsel to family members of workplace accident victims. In many cases, employees are no longer able to support their loved ones because of their injuries.
In addition to obtaining workers’ compensation, you may be able to hold your employer liable if its negligence contributed to your injuries, which may be long-term.
Call our office today for more information. We are prepared to help you make the best decisions for yourself and your family.
Did You Know? In 2012, Florida had 209 workplace fatalities.
McBride, Scicchitano & Leacox, P.A. – Injury Attorneys