Serious injuries, illnesses, and fatalities can occur at any workplace. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure that their employees are provided with a safe working environment. Employers in Florida must have workers’ compensation insurance in most cases for covering on-the-job injuries.
You don’t need to worry about having your claim denied because of your carelessness that led to the injury. In Florida, workers’ compensation insurance ignores fault. It only focuses on where the incident took place. You could have your injuries covered by workers’ compensation insurance if the accident occurred while you were performing your duties.
This is true even if the accident was due to your fault. Injured workers may be delighted to realize that insurance companies don’t care about assigning blame; however, this doesn’t mean they are happy about releasing fair compensation for your injuries. In addition, your injuries may result from an employer or third-party negligence.
You should speak with a capable workers’ compensation attorney to understand your rights and ways to maximize compensation if you are injured at the workplace. The attorneys at Carlson Meissner & Hayslett will do everything possible to help you achieve the outcome you are looking for.