Personal Injury Lawyers
Tampa, Florida

Tampa Workplace Accident Lawyer

Attorney Armando Edmiston can fight to get you compensation

A workplace injury can result in piles of costly medical bills and lost wages from missed time at work, but in most cases, you should be able to pursue compensation for your damages. How much your claim is worth will depend on a lot of different factors, including but not limited to the severity and type of injury you’ve sustained.

If you’re trying to recover from a workplace injury or illness, you can demand the compensation you need and deserve with help from a personal injury lawyer. At Armando Personal Injury Law in Tampa, founding attorney Armando Edmiston has extensive experience winning legal cases for hurt workers and understands what it takes to get results.

Some of the most common workplace injuries our law firm helps with include:

A workplace accident attorney can protect your rights

Let our law firm figure out the best plan of attack to get you results. Attorney Armando Edmiston has the knowledge and experience to maximize the value of your claim and get you the highest amount of compensation possible for your specific case. Contact us today for a free case evaluation.

Sprains, Strains, and Pulls

Muscle and joint strains, sprains, and pulls are typically related to overexertion while performing your work duties. Though most of these injuries are considered minor to moderate, they may also be more severe, such as debilitating back injury involving a slipped or herniated disc. Overexertion can occur in any job that requires lifting but is most often seen in industries with heavy physical labor such as waiting tables, construction jobs, and manufacturing positions.

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Injuries From Falling

A slip and fall accident or fall from height can result in serious injuries, such as a traumatic brain injury, concussion, severe head injury, neck injury, broken bones, back injury, or spinal cord damage. Falls that result in injury can happen on any type of surface, even if wearing adequate safety equipment. Injuries are likely when someone falls from any height, but generally falls from high levels such as ladders, roofs, cranes, buckets, and scaffoldings can cause devastating injuries. In some tragic cases, a worker may be killed due to a fall from a height, in which case the immediate family may be able to pursue a wrongful death claim.

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Injuries From Being Hit by an Object

Getting struck by a piece of equipment, falling object, dangerous projectile or tool being swung by another employee can have life-altering consequences, such as a traumatic brain injury, eye injury, head injury or broken bones.

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Repetitive Motion Injuries

Repetitive motion injuries are common in the workplace, due in large part to the use of computers and other electronics at work. Repetitive motion injuries can happen when the same physical motion is performed over and over again, such as typing or using a mouse. These injuries often take the form of tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, and bursitis. Cases involving repetitive motion injuries are some of the more complicated workers’ compensation claims to prove, as it can take years to receive a diagnosis.

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Lacerations, Contusions, and Burns

You can sustain serious lacerations, contusions and burns at work in many different ways, such as being struck by an object or when working with caustic chemicals or electrical equipment. These types of injuries can also vary in the degree of severity, although deep lacerations and burns account for the most severe forms of injuries, resulting in the need for skin grafting and nerve repair.

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Injuries From Getting Caught in Equipment

Common in construction accidents and manufacturing jobs, getting caught in heavy duty machinery or running equipment can have devastating consequences – including death. You may sustain broken bones, nerve damage, lost limbs, and face a long road toward recovery.

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Injuries Caused by an Independent Third Party

While your work-related injury is typically covered under workers’ compensation, sometimes a third party who doesn’t work for your company can be held liable for your injuries. Whether you were injured in a construction accident caused by subcontractor or you were hurt due to a defective product, remember that you have other ways of recovering compensation for your damages aside from a workers’ comp claim (e.g., personal injury lawsuit, product liability lawsuit, premises liability lawsuit).

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