If injury or death occurs while the decedent was on the job, the right to sue may change. Under Florida’s Workers’ Compensation Act, an employee who elects to take workers’ compensation does not have a right to sue his or her employer for injuries in the workplace. Fla. Stat. § 440.11. If a person’s injury or death death on the job was due to the negligent actions of a third party, however, the workers’ compensation statute allows dependents to pursue an injury or wrongful death suit against the third party, regardless of whether the decedent elected for workers’ compensation through his or her employer. Fla. Stat. § 440.11. Contact an experienced work place attorney at The Law Offices of David W. Singer to discuss the details of your wrongful death case.
The Hollywood injury attorneys at David W. Singer & Associates, P.A. handle all types of accident injury cases in Florida.
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