Miami Work Accident Attorney
When you have been injured at work, an injury lawyer who specializes in work accidents can help represent your rights and get the compensation you deserve. Workers compensation alone may not be enough after a workplace injury. If you have been injured in a work accident, call the accident lawyers at Marcel Saenz Law Office. We have served accident victims with caring and compassionate legal representation since 1990. We are passionate about representing the rights of the victim and making sure that they receive the legal representation and financial compensation they deserve.
Job-Related Accidents Affect Millions
Every year, millions of employees are injured in work accidents, particularly in the construction, industrial, and labor areas. These can run the spectrum from simple injuries to debilitating injuries to death. According to the United States Bureaus of Labor Statistics, it is estimated that as many as 10,000 workers are victims of work-related amputation injuries yearly. Today, many of the clients who seek assistance due to work accident injuries are Hispanic. Over the last 15 years, Hispanic worker deaths have increased almost 80%. In many cases, the injured party is entitled to compensation for their injuries and expenses. In the case of death, the family may be entitled to that compensation.
Many victims of work accidents are faced with extensive medical bills and time away from work. Unfortunately, workers’ compensation often doesn’t offer enough benefits to fully offset these costs. Recent changes have limited the benefits available to victims. In some circumstances, employees who have suffered an injury at work can seek compensation through both workers’ compensation and a suit against the responsible third party.
When You Can Sue And When You Can’t
Workers’ compensation exists to compensate workers for injuries sustained on the job but there are exceptions where a suit can be brought against the employer:
- The employer does not carry the mandated workers’ compensation insurance.
- An employer’s gross negligence.
- Employer assault
- Third Party Claims
Third party claims are those where the injury is caused by something other than the employer such as a defective tool or machine. In addition, if the responsible party is someone other than the injured worker, a co-worker, or the employer, the injured party can seek a third-party liability suit. An employee is still entitled to workers’ compensation benefits while exploring a third party claim. Third party compensation is often greater than workers’ compensation benefits, With a third party suit, the victim may be entitled to:
- Medical expenses, both past and future
- Loss of earnings and future earning potential
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
Selecting a knowledgeable work accident lawyer is important as these claims can often be complex.
Some examples of third party lawsuits are:
- Liability of a general contractor to maintain safe conditions on a site
- Liability of a supervisor for negligent or careless work conditions
- Machinery manufacturer failures
- Accidents in company vehicles
- Defective products used at work
At Marcelo Saenz Law Office, our goal is to secure a fair and adequate compensation for the injured victim of work accidents. If you have been injured on the job and don’t understand whether your injury can be pursued outside of workers’ compensation benefits, we can help. We would be glad to discuss this with you during a no cost, no obligation consultation.
When you have our professional work accident lawyers on your side, you can rest assured that you are getting the most outstanding and experienced legal representation available in the area. While you are healing, we are working diligently on your behalf in order to get the best compensation possible for your continued recovery. We charge on a contingency fee basis. If we don’t win, you don’t pay. It is that simple.