Orlando, Daytona Beach, Kissimmee, and Melbourne Workers’ Compensation Attorney
According to the United States Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 4.2 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses in 2005. Statistics also show that a 20-year-old worker has a 30 percent chance of becoming disabled before reaching retirement age. At the Orlando law office of Frank M. Eidson, P.A., near Kissimmee, Daytona Beach, and Melbourne, Florida, our workers’ compensation attorney help workplace injury victims obtain fair compensation for their injuries.
If your workplace injury was caused by the negligence of a third party, workers’ compensation attorney can help you recover additional damages beyond workers’ comp benefits by filing a personal injury lawsuit. Additional damages include recoveries for pain and suffering, disfigurement, and for lost wages. We have recovered millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements on behalf of past clients. To discuss your claim,contact workers’ compensation attorney Frank Eidson today.
In addition to the compensation a workplace injury victim may be entitled to under workers’ compensation laws and Social Security disability, an additional negligence action may be taken against a negligent third party. The injured worker may be eligible to collect damages if he/she can prove that the third party in any way caused the accident.
Employees injured by negligence may do one of the following:
- Victims may elect to file a claim for workers’ compensation
- Victims may file a civil suit against the third party for negligence
- Victims may elect to pursue both actions simultaneously
If, for example, you are injured as a result of a defective product, you would be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits from your employer’s insurance company. However, workers’ compensation doesn’t cover everything. It does not compensate you for pain and suffering, for disfigurement, or wage loss beyond the limits of workers’ compensation, you may file a personal injury lawsuit against the product’s manufacturer to recover additional damages.
Our Orlando, Kissimmee, Daytona Beach, and Melbourne-area workers’ compensation attorney has been helping workplace accident and catastrophic personal injury victims stand up to employers and insurance companies for nearly 20 years.
Contact Our Orlando Workers’ Compensation Attorney
Serving clients from the Melbourne, Daytona Beach, and Kissimmee communities, Orlando workers’ compensation attorney can help you recover needed medical benefits and, if a third-party’s negligence contributed to the accident, additional compensation. Frank M. Eidson, P.A., has helped thousands of clients in a legal career spanning nearly 20 years. He has the knowledge and experience necessary to help you maximize your claim. For an evaluation of your case, contact our workers’ compensation attorney. Also, visit our workers’ compensation FAQs page for more information.