If you have been injured in a work-related accident, the law allows for provision of medical care, and payment of lost time from work . The Florida worker’s compensation system is a strict liability system, which means injured workers may be entitled to benefits regardless of who is at fault for the work-related accident. Sometimes your employer terminates you after the accident. You can still have a claim!
Unfortunately, many employers are angered when a worker reports an injury on the job and decide to retaliate against the employee by harassing or humiliating the employee at work in order to get the injured employee to quit the job. Some employers even fire an employee as result of reporting a work accident or as a result of seeking medical care after a work accident. These acts by an employer are illegal in Florida. If this has happened to you, call us immediately. Our firm fights this illegal conduct by filing a law suit in circuit court and demand the employer pay lost wages, damages for the mental and emotional distress this conduct has caused and punitive damages (to punish the employer for engaging in this illegal conduct).