Gainesville Workers' Compensation Lawyer

Workers' compensation claims eliminate the need to show that your employer was at fault, but Florida workers' compensation does not provide funds for pain and suffering. Nevertheless, in some situations you can get money for pain and suffering from parties other than your employer if they are partially responsible for the accident.

Bringing a workers' compensation claim and identifying other parties that may be responsible for your accident can be challenging. Therefore, it is vital to have an experienced Gainesville compensation attorney who specializes in workers' compensation law and has a proven track record.

Gainesville attorney, Dora Kerner, has been representing victims of work-related injuries for more than 28 years. The current Gainesville workers' comp statutes restricts a workers' compensation attorney from collecting fees if they do not win their case. Thus, it is essential to choose an attorney who will work to help you get results. Dora Kerner will conduct free consultations to find out the circumstances and nature of your injury. She will examine the details of each case to assess the best course of action and inform you of your options. Best of all, you only pay her if she obtains a monetary award for you.

Ms. Kerner will also explore whether other parties may be responsible for your injuries and evaluate whether you should file a claim against them. Sometimes a defective product can contribute to a work-related accident, so a manufacturer can be responsible for your accident. In some situations, a co-worker or individual not affiliated with your employer may have contributed to your accident. Sometimes Ms. Kerner may even determine that you have grounds to sue your employer to obtain benefits other than workers' compensation.

Before deciding to sue your employer, Ms. Kerner will spend time discussing the details of the accident and your employer's knowledge and response to it. You must be able to prove that your employer was aware of the situation, did not advise employees of the condition or misrepresented it, did not take reasonable efforts to correct the problem or ensure employee safety. Prior incidents resulting in injuries from the dangerous condition can open up your employer to tort liability. For more information or answers to frequently asked questions, visit our FAQs page.

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Law Office of Dora Kerner, P.A.

803 NW 23rd Avenue
Gainesville, Florida 32609-3535
Phone: 352-371-3460

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