If you were injured in a workplace accident in Gainesville, you may be eligible for financial compensation. Our attorneys can be there to help you understand which legal route best suits your needs.
With a workplace injury lawyer from Bogin, Munns, and Munns by your side and a team of legal professionals in your corner, you may feel a renewed sense of confidence in your future. Together, we can take the necessary steps to build your case and fight for your rights.
No Fees Unless You Win Compensation
If you are worried about the financial implications of hiring a workplace injury lawyer on our team, worry no more. Our law firm provides legal services for a portion of your final settlement, also known as a contingent fee.
Accordingly, you do not owe us any money unless you win your case. Before we get started, we will discuss a percentage that seems fair to both of us. That way, we can move forward with a newfound sense of trust.
With Bogin, Munns & Munns, you do not pay for any services you do not need.
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Learn about How Our Lawyers Can Help You with Your Case
The way we see it, you have been through enough. You do not need any more problems after a negligent accident. Ever since our firm was founded in 1979, we have made it our mission to simplify the legal process for our clients. Our law firm can be there to work on your case while you take care of the more important things, like your family and your long-term recovery.
To better assist you during your legal journey, we can offer many unique legal services, including:
- Speaking to eyewitnesses
- Collecting evidence
- Managing communications with relevant parties
- Settlement negotiations
- Assistance with lawsuits and workers’ compensation claims
- Civil litigation
- Proving liability
- Helping you understand state and federal laws
- Researching legal precedents
- Calculating the value of your physical, financial, and emotional damages
- Reviewing insurance policies
- And more
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Determining What Damages You Can Recover after a Workplace Accident
Generally, workplace accident victims may qualify for compensation that covers their economic and non-economic losses. However, if you decide to file a workers’ compensation claim, you will only qualify for a portion of the damages you may receive if you file a lawsuit. Specifically, workers’ compensation claims do not cover your psychological pain and suffering.
Workers’ compensation claims cover a few main types of damages:
- Lost wages
- Future lost earning potential
- Restricted wages due to ongoing ailments
- Medical expenses
- Gas mileage related to your medical treatments
- Caregiver services
- Physical therapy
- Wrongful death expenses
- And more
As you weigh your options, you should know that all of these damages can be recovered in a lawsuit, as well. Additionally, you may be eligible for non-economic damages, which are harder to define, like mental anguish, loss of enjoyment of life, and loss of consortium, just to name a few.
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Who Can You Sue after a Workplace Accident in Gainesville?
In lieu of a lawsuit, workers’ compensation is designed to fill the void left behind after a workplace accident. Because workers’ compensation insurance does not cover all the aspects of your economic and non-economic damages, some victims choose to pursue legal action instead.
Fortunately, you may be within your rights to sue your employer if they displayed exceptional recklessness leading up to your accident. Specifically, they may be held accountable for your damages if the court determines that they caused your accident intentionally. Further, if your employer put you in a situation where you were almost certain to be injured, they can be targeted in a lawsuit.
Even if you cannot sue your employer, you may be within your rights to sue other parties, including:
- Property owners
- Third-party contractors
- Government entities
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Timeframe for Filing Lawsuits and Workers’ Compensation Claims
Lawsuits and workers’ comp claims are governed by unique statutes of limitations in the State of Florida. In accordance with Florida Statutes §440.19, you have two years to file a workers’ compensation claim.
As for lawsuits, Florida Statutes §95.11 gives you a four-year time limit for taking legal action. Both of these statutes begin on the day of your accident, and they can be extended or reduced in certain circumstances.
One of the benefits of hiring a workplace injury lawyer with our team is the confidence of knowing your case will be filed within the appropriate deadline. With so many different things going on in your life, it can be hard to keep track of these seemingly frivolous deadlines.
If you do not understand the statute of limitations for your specific claim and the time limit expires, your case may be thrown out. In that case, you may miss out on any form of compensation for your injuries.
Taking Your Future into Your Own Hands with Bogin, Munns & Munns
Here at Bogin, Munns & Munns, we know that workers are the backbone of Central Florida. By protecting your rights, you will continue to give back to our communities for generations to come. Above all else, we want you to feel like you have options after a workplace accident.
To learn more about taking your future into your own hands after a workplace accident, contact a Bogin, Munns & Munns team member today at (352) 332-7688. The first consultation is free.