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Can I Sue My Employer for My On-The-Job Injury?

In Florida, if you are injured in an accident that occurred in the course and scope of your employment, your employer is required to provide you with reasonably necessary medical treatment and lost wage benefits regardless of who is at fault for the accident.  Thus, even if you caused the accident that leads to your injury, your employer is still obligated to provide the appropriate medical and lost wage benefits under Florida’s workers’ compensation law.  However, in exchange for these “no-fault” benefits, your employer receives tort immunity.  This means that more likely than not, you cannot sue your employer for your injury or damages, even if your employer is at fault.  If you have any questions on what benefits you are entitled to under Florida’s workers’ compensation law, please contact Galen M. Novotny with Emmanuel, Sheppard & Condon for a free consultation.

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