Miami Beach Work Injury Lawyer
If you got hurt at work, call a Miami Beach work injury lawyer at Gerson & Schwartz P.A. as soon as possible. Workplace accidents and injuries are different compared to other personal injury claims. Your injuries may be covered by workers’ compensation insurance. Whether or not you have workers’ comp influences how you can obtain compensation and from whom. If you do not have workers’ comp coverage, or someone from outside of your employer was at fault, then you may have a third-party liability claim.
To learn more about workers’ comp and third-party claims, contact Gerson & Schwartz P.A. at (877) 475-2905 to schedule a free consultation with a work injury attorney in Miami Beach. Our legal team has more than 48 years of experience helping accident and injury victims in Florida. We have the knowledge, skills, and resources you need to pursue full and fair compensation for your injuries.Common Types of Workplace Accidents in Miami Beach
Miami Beach is a well-known resort town located off the coast of Florida on a barrier island. The city is surrounded by Biscayne Bay to the west and the Atlantic Ocean to the east. It was incorporated in March 1915 and has since grown to a population of more than 92,300 people. However, the population on any given summer day may be much higher. Miami Beach sees millions of visitors each year. They come to see the world-renowned resorts and beaches and enjoy the restaurants, nightlife, shopping, and history of the area.
A lot of work goes in to maintaining the island for residents and visitors. The island has many hospitality, retail, food service, utility, construction, and other workers. While some of these industries are relative safe, other industries like construction, have higher rates of accidents and injuries. If you are a Miami Beach worker who is injured in a work-related accident, call us right away.
At Gerson & Schwartz P.A., our Miami Beach work injury lawyers have represented victims following all types of work-related accidents, including:
- Construction accidents
- Scaffold and ladder accidents
- Transportation accidents
- Vehicles collisions
- Backup accidents
- Machinery and heavy equipment accidents
- Machine entanglement
- Pinned by/between objects
- Struck by objects
- Slip and falls
- Falls from heights
- Explosions and fires
- Electric shock and electrocution
- Exposure to toxic substances
- Workplace violence
One of the reasons we recommend calling a lawyer as soon as possible after a workplace accident is to have someone perform a thorough and independent investigation. A Miami Beach work injury attorney from Gerson & Schwartz P.A. will gather and analyze evidence to determine who was directly at fault for the accident and who is liable for compensating you for your injuries.
If a coworker or someone else employed by the same business is responsible the for the accident and your injuries, then you need to determine if you have workers’ comp insurance. If you are covered by workers’ comp, you cannot sue your coworker or employer for damages.
If someone from outside of your employer caused you harm, then you may have a third-party liability claim, whether or not you have workers’ comp insurance.Workers’ Compensation Insurance Coverage in Florida
If you are an employee in Florida, you may have worker’ compensation coverage. Florida law requires that non-construction businesses with four or more employees, including business owners who are corporate officers of LLC members, must carry workers’ comp. Agricultural industry businesses with six or more regular employees and/or 12 seasonal workers who work more than 30 days in a season must carry the insurance. In the construction industry, businesses with one or more employees, including owners who are corporate officers or LLC members, but have workers’ comp insurance.
If you have workers’ comp coverage and are hurt at work, then you need to inform your employer of your injury right away and begin the claim process. A Miami Beach work injury lawyer can guide you through this process and help you obtain the maximum benefits possible.
If you are not covered by workers’ comp, talk with one of our personal injury lawyers at Gerson & Schwartz P.A. as soon as possible. You may have the right to file a lawsuit against the at-fault party, including if that party is your employer.Third-Party Liability Claims
When the party at fault for your injuries was someone from outside of your employer, then you should talk with a lawyer about filing a third-party personal injury claim. Whether or not you are eligible for workers’ comp, you can hold an at-fault third party liable through a lawsuit and/or insurance claim.
Our work injury attorneys in Miami Beach will guide you through a third-party claim and fight for you to receive the maximum compensation possible, including:
- Past, current, and future medical expenses
- Lost wages and benefits
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish and emotional distress
- Loss of normal life
- Reduced quality of life
- Reduced earning capacity
- Loss of consortium
Our team at Gerson & Schwartz P.A. has nearly five decades of experience fighting for accident victims. Whether you hurt your back while on the job, or injured in a work-related car crash, or were the victim of workplace gun violence, we are here to help. We will carefully analyze your options, including workers’ compensation coverage and third-party liability claims. Then, we will pursue the maximum compensation possible for your injuries. We want to help you recover, get back to work, and move forward in life.
Contact us online or call (305) 371-6000 to schedule your free consultation. Se habla Español.