Can I File A Workers’ Comp Claim As Well As A Product Liability Lawsuit For My Work Injury?
You sure can. If you were injured by a defective product, machinery, equipment, tool, or heavy-equipment on-the-job in Florida, you can sue for damages. You may have been told by your employer that the only compensation you will receive is through your employer’s workers’ compensation. While this is true for your employer’s involvement, you also can bring a product liability lawsuit against the manufacturer of the product.
When a piece of machinery failed to work property, the manufacturer of the equipment can be held liable if they knew about the danger, or if the product was designed or manufactured poorly, or if they failed to warn users about potential dangers. If any of these things can be established, then you should have a products liability lawsuit against the manufacturer, designer or responsible party involved, separate from your worker’s compensation claim.
A Florida workers’ comp claim and a product defect lawsuit are two separate claims and cases; however, one attorney can handle both of them for you to ensure that you receive the maximum compensation possible for things like your medical expenses, future medical bills, lost wages, future lost income, and pain and suffering.
To find out more about your rights to both types of claims, call a skilled Fort Lauderdale workers’ compensation lawyer at the Law Offices of David Benenfeld at [number type=”2″] or [number type=”1″] and receive a free consultation today.