As a Dade, Palm Beach, & Broward County personal injury attorney, one of the questions I am asked most often from injured accident victims is whether their accidents and resulting injuries constitute a personal injury claim. Soon after an accident, it is not uncommon for the person involved in an accident to forget that a legal claim may be filed, mainly because of all the stressors associated with injuries, costly medical bills, and other concerns. When accident victims realize that an attorney can handle all aspects of financial compensation for them so they can focus on getting better, however, they often wonder if they are entitled to compensation in the first place.
If you have suffered harm or been injured in an accident at work or an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you should be able to file a Miami, Palm Beach, or Ft. Lauderdale personal injury claim. Among the most common types of personal injury cases we handle are the following:
- work-related accidents (whether at work, in a vehicle while performing work-related tasks, or elsewhere, as long as the injury occurs in the course and scope of employment)
- motor vehicle accidents (such as a car accident, truck accident, bicycle or pedestrian accident, or motorcycle crash)
- slip-and-fall accidents or premises liability accidents (injuries on commercial, industrial, or residential property, such as shopping malls, sidewalks, houses, or swimming pools).
It is important to note that work-related accidents do not have to result from negligence and are categorized under the area of workers’ compensation. If you are seriously injured in the context of work, you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits, no matter how the accident occurred. In the case of Florida auto accidents and slip and fall accidents, it is important that another party was negligent in some way, whether on the part of another driver, a vehicle manufacturer, or another party. A vehicle accident or slip and fall accident at work, however, constitutes a Broward, Palm Beach, or Dade County workers’ comp. claim even if no one is at fault.
If you have been injured in a situation similar to those listed above, feel free to contact us for more information on obtaining help with medical bills, other expenses, time away from work, and/or compensation for pain and suffering. For free answers to questions concerning your Palm Beach, Miami, or Ft. Lauderdale personal injury or accident, contact us at any of the numbers below.