Using an angle grinder is a dangerous but necessary task for many trades, but with proper safety equipment, education, and a grinder in good working order, using this tool can be safe and effective. Across the country each day, countless individuals use an angle grinder with no issue, but there is an unfortunate number of times when an injury results, even when they are following the safety standards to the letter. In these instances, it is important to think about who is responsible for the injury, and then choosing to either file a Florida workers’ compensation claim, file a lawsuit against a manufacturer, or seek compensation from someone else who is responsible for the accident, and therefore the resultant injuries.
If you or a loved one has suffered injuries as a result of an angle grinder accident, working with a grinder accident attorney is one of the best ways to get the emotional and mental space that you need to move forward from this situation while also having confidence that you will get the compensation you rightfully deserve. Whether you are filing a workers’ compensation claim or considering your options for a lawsuit, we are here to help.
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Understanding your options, and knowing that there is a personal injury lawyer available to help guide you through the process, is an important first step towards having the peace of mind you need to focus on your recovery. Trying to navigate the next steps on your own, while additionally trying to give yourself the rest and care that you need to recover, can often seem at odds with each other, and the additional stress can have a serious negative impact on your recovery process.
Working with a personal injury attorney, you will have the peace of mind to focus on your personal needs without having to take charge in this complicated legal process. Whether you are filing for a workers’ compensation claim or personal injury lawsuit, we are here to help. Read more below about personal injury claims, workers’ compensation claims, and how we can help with both. Contact us as soon as you can to schedule a free initial consultation about your situation.
Who Is Fault For Your Angle Grinder Accident?
Florida workers’ compensation is a “no-fault” insurance policy that works in two ways: it protects employees with financial compensation in the event of an injury, and it protects the business owner from liability or being subjected to a personal injury lawsuit if they are responsible. If you were injured in the normal course of your work, or if your employer is to blame, then you will likely file a workers’ compensation claim to recover your damages. We are happy to help you through this process, as even the clearest and most understandable claims process may result in you receiving less than what you are entitled to.
If, on the other hand, you were injured due to a defective angle grinder, then we will be able to help you explore your options for a lawsuit against the manufacturer, distributor, or anyone else along the supply chain who may be implicated in this failure to provide you with a safe device. Too often, injured workers simply file a workers’ compensation claim in Florida without realizing that there are additional avenues that they can pursue that will help them recover non-economic damages that a workers’ compensation claim will not pay for.
How Much Is Your Angle Grinder Injury Worth?
If you are filing a workers’ compensation claim and not seeking additional compensation from a liable third-party (like a manufacturer or seller), then you can use this calculator to get an idea of the amount that you will be able to collect from the policy. Keep in mind that the maximum compensation rate in 2020 for Florida is $971, meaning that you will not be able to recover more than this amount in any given week through your workers’ compensation benefits.
If we are able to prove that there is someone liable for a defective product, then we will be able to treat that avenue as any other personal injury case, meaning that your damages would be divided into economic and non-economic compensatory damages. Economic damages seek compensation for financially measurable losses such as your medical bills and lost wages, as well as long-term impacts on your ability to work and earn your former income. Non-economic damages seek compensation for more abstract impacts such as the pain and suffering that you endure as a result of your injuries, depression, and anxiety resulting from your accident and injury, and much more.
Workers’ compensation does not account for non-economic damages and is additionally capped due to Florida law, so we will only be able to explore the possibility of additional damages if we identify another responsible party for your accident that is not protected under your employer’s workers’ compensation policy.