Jacksonville Work Related Accidents and Injuries
Florida ranks among the states with the highest number of workplace accidents. According to the Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics, Florida trailed only California and Texas in the number of on-the-job injuries. Catastrophic work-related injuries and fatalities may be caused by motor vehicle accidents, falls, exposure to harmful substances, fires and explosions, defective machinery and many other workplace hazards.
If you have suffered a serious workplace injury, you may be unable to work for an extended period and need more financial assistance than workers’ compensation provides. Workers’ compensation does not fairly compensate a worker for an injury on the job. It pays only a portion of lost wages – and nothing for pain and suffering and loss of capacity to enjoy life.
The only way for a seriously injured worker to recover full and fair compensation is to bring a lawsuit against a company other than his or her employer that shared fault for the accident. Let a work accident lawyer from The Law Firm of Pajcic & Pajcic review the facts of your accident and explain your legal options free of charge.
Experience in Handling Workplace Accident Lawsuits
At The Law Firm of Pajcic & Pajcic, we understand that workers’ compensation pays only part of the expenses after a workplace accident. That’s why we thoroughly investigate serious workplace accidents to find all responsible parties and all potential sources of compensation.
Many injured workers have legal rights to recover damages from careless property owners, manufacturers and other companies that contributed to the accident. These and other non-employers are not protected by workers’ compensation laws. That means they may be required to pay compensation in a personal injury lawsuit if their negligence contributed to a serious workplace injury.
It’s important to remember that a workplace injury lawsuit does not replace workers’ compensation benefits. In most cases, the money recovered on a third-party claim is in addition to any benefits the injured worker may recover from workers’ compensation.
At The Law Firm of Pajcic & Pajcic, we have the experience to help workers who have suffered serious injuries at work. The types of work accidents our lawyers handle include:
- Construction Injuries — Construction workers engage in many activities that put them at risk of serious work accidents, including being struck by cranes and heavy equipment, falls from heights, motor vehicle accidents and traumatic injuries from unguarded tools and machinery.
A seriously injured construction worker will never receive adequate compensation from workers’ compensation alone. Fortunately, in many construction accidents, The Law Firm of Pajcic & Pajcic can identify a defective product or negligent company that is not the employer. Construction accident cases require a thorough understanding of all the exceptions to workers’ compensation immunity and the perseverance to identify all the companies at fault.
The Law Firm of Pajcic & Pajcic has won settlements and verdicts for numerous construction workers, including an $8 million verdict for a Jacksonville man who was paralyzed while helping to build a new hospital, $1 million for a Yulee laborer who suffered a traumatic brain injury in a fall caused by a defective scaffold and $2.5 million for a Palatka utility company employee against a company doing construction work at his plant.
- Third-Party Negligence — If a Florida workplace injury is caused by a negligent third party (an individual or company other than your employer), a work accident lawyer at The Law Firm of Pajcic & Pajcic can help you file a third-party lawsuit to recover compensation for pain and suffering, disfigurement, lost wages and other losses. After many work accidents, you may file a third-party lawsuit to recover compensation in addition to receiving workers’ compensation.
Every year, thousands of workers in Florida are injured on the job. Certain jobs remain particularly dangerous and have high rates of serious injuries and wrongful deaths, including jobs working around heavy equipment and industrial machinery. But workers in virtually any job may fall victim to the negligence of a third party.
Serious on-the-job injuries include traumatic brain injuries, neck injuries, severe burns and amputation. The negligent third party may be the driver of a motor vehicle, such as the garbage truck operator that paid $1.5 million after backing into a surveyor represented by The Law Firm of Pajcic & Pajcic, or the bus operator that paid over $1 million after a bus hit a manlift and killed a client of ours.
- Product or Premises Liability — Employers have a legal responsibility to maintain reasonably safe worksites free of known hazards. Sometimes, a property owner, a general contractor or a subcontractor will disregard worker safety and allow dangerous conditions at a worksite that lead to a serious accident or wrongful death. If dangerous equipment was the cause of a serious injury, an injured worker may file a product liability claim to seek compensation.
Results in Workplace Accident Lawsuits
The Florida work accident lawyers of The Law Firm of Pajcic & Pajcic take pride in the results we obtain for injured workers who genuinely need help to support their families and resume productive lives.
Our Jacksonville personal injury attorneys obtained $5 million for a construction superintendent who fell through a snow-covered skylight, suffering a catastrophic head injury and multiple fractured bones; $2.2 million for the wife and children of a warehouseman who was crushed to death in a loading dock accident; and $2.6 million for a maritime worker who suffered permanent injuries in a 40-foot fall from a tugboat mast when his outdated safety belt ripped.
The results of these work accident claims and third-party lawsuits do not guarantee the outcome of your workplace injury lawsuit. But they show our experience in representing victims of work accidents and their families.
Our Jacksonville Workplace Accident Law Firm Places Service To Clients First
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in an on-the-job accident, it’s important to talk with a knowledgeable injury attorney about your legal options. Let us review the specifics of your accident and advise you about your rights at no charge. We provide a free case review because we are committed to delivering outstanding service to clients.
Whether you are in Jacksonville, Northeast Florida or a Southeast Georgia community such as Brunswick or St. Marys, our law firm is here to help. We provide professional, personalized service from the first time you call or visit until your case is resolved. That is our commitment. That is our style.
Service. Experience. Results. You can count on The Law Firm of Pajcic & Pajcic.
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