Advocating For Injured Workers
Our law firm helps hardworking Jacksonville residents recover damages
You work hard every day, and you should be able to expect a safe environment in the workplace. Unfortunately, for too many workers in Jacksonville and throughout Florida, that's not always the case. On-the-job accidents can cause serious and sometimes fatal injuries, and you may be left reeling, unable to go back to work or deal with mounting medical expenses.
Workers' compensation provides some relief for people injured on the job. However, you may also be entitled to file a personal injury claim to recover additional compensation for your injuries. Such a claim can help with costs not covered by workers' compensation, such as pain and suffering.
The Law Firm of Pajcic & Pajcic has been handling these "third-party" claims for decades, and we're committed to helping injured workers rebuild their lives and getting justice for families who have lost loved ones in work accidents. We've recovered significant results on their behalf, including:
- $5 million for a project superintendent who fell through a skylight
- $2.2 million for a warehouseman crushed between a truck and a dock
- $1.5 million for a surveyor who was hit by a recycling truck
- Confidential settlement for a quadriplegic laborer
What is a third-party workplace claim?
In general, you cannot file a personal injury claim against your employer for an on-the-job accident because those injuries are covered under workers' compensation. The tradeoff with workers' compensation is that you are entitled to benefits on a no-fault basis - that is, you do not need to prove that your employer was negligent - but those benefits are more limited than those available in a personal injury claim.
However, that protection only applies to your employer and anyone working directly for your employer. If a third party was responsible for your on-the-job injury, you can file a personal injury claim against that person, just as you could in any other injury case.