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Jacksonville Work Accident Lawyer

Employers are required by certain legislation, such as the 1970 Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), to provide a safe work environment for their employees. Unfortunately, legislation by itself is not enough to ensure that employees will be treated with the consideration and respect they deserve. Even today, workers are sometimes injured due to a bad choice on the part of their employers. That’s why Jacksonville work injury attorney Donald Guthrie works with injured employees to make sure their rights are protected in cases of:

  • Employer negligence
  • Third party actions
  • Workers’ compensation

Worker’s Compensation

Worker’s compensation has its benefits and its problems. It allows injured workers to collect compensation without needing to prove that their employer was responsible for their accident. On the other hand, if you collect worker’s compensation, you cannot file a personal injury claim against your employer, even if their oversight or incompetence directly caused your injury.

Negligence and Work Injury

One form of employer negligence that is actionable is negligence in employment. This kind of claim can be filed when an employee hurts a co-worker or customer. The employer may be found liable if it can be shown that they hired the employee knowing that s/he had a history of similar behavior; retained the employee despite complaints from other workers; did not adequately supervise the employee; or failed to train the employee correctly, leading him or her to accidentally injure someone.

Personal injury lawsuits can also be filed against any third party involved in your accident, including producers of faulty equipment and negligent property owners, if your accident occurred on their property. They can also be filed against an employee of a different company than your own, if he or she caused you injury while you were working.

Contact Us

For information about filing a personal injury lawsuit or applying for worker’s compensation after a workplace injury, contact the offices of Jacksonville work accident attorney Donald Guthrie at 904-296-1088.

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