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Did you or a family member sustain injuries in a work-related accident in St. Petersburg, FL? An experienced St. Petersburg workplace accident lawyer at Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers can help you recover the maximum compensation possible to cover medical bills, lost wages, and more. You may be entitled to compensation above and beyond what workers’ compensation covers.

Collectively, our lawyers have over 119 years of experience in cases like construction accidents in St. Petersburg, catastrophic injuries, worker’s compensation, commercial vehicle accidents, St. Petersburg medical malpractice, and many more. We’ve helped countless clients like you recover the money they need to get back on their feet again after an accident.

The laws governing workplace accidents are complicated. To learn more about how a lawyer can help with your case, call our law office in St. Petersburg, Florida at (727) 314-5988 to schedule a free consultation today.

How Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help After a Workplace Accident in St. Petersburg

How Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help After a Workplace Accident in St. Petersburg

Florida workers’ compensation laws are designed to protect workers who are injured on the job. Unfortunately, the same laws that are meant to protect you can also be extremely complex. That can make it difficult to know whether you’re getting the fair compensation you deserve.

Our St. Petersburg personal injury lawyers have decades of experience protecting injured workers. We can protect you if the workers’ compensation insurance company denies your claim or if you suspect you aren’t getting the full amount you deserve. We’re also here to determine whether you have a valid personal injury case.

Some of the ways our legal team at Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers can help with your case include:

  • Conducting a comprehensive investigation into the accident
  • Gathering and analyzing all available evidence
  • Finding out who is legally responsible for your damages
  • Assessing your case value
  • Filing your workers’ comp claim and handling any workers’ compensation appeals
  • Negotiating with the insurance companies to maximize your settlement offer

We’re here to protect your best interests when you need help the most. You can create an attorney-client relationship today by calling our St. Petersburg personal injury attorneys for a free case review.

How Common Are Workplace Accidents in St. Petersburg?

2.7 million non-fatal workplace injuries and illnesses were reported to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) across the United States in 2020. Unfortunately, 4,764 fatal workplace accidents were also reported. 275 of those fatal work accidents happened in the state of Florida.

Our lawyers at Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers handle all types of work accident claims here in St. Petersburg, including those involving:

  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Scaffolding accidents
  • Falls from heights
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Accidents involving heavy machinery
  • Truck accidents
  • Building collapse
  • Construction accidents
  • Fishing boat accidents
  • Agricultural accidents
  • Electrocution or electric shock
  • Fires and explosions
  • Welding accidents
  • Industrial accidents
  • Manufacturing accidents

Do you have questions about your legal options after a workplace injury? Contact our lawyers in St. Petersburg to get the legal advice you deserve today.

What Is My St. Petersburg Workplace Accident Case Worth?

The cost of a serious injury can be much more than you expect. It’s important to make sure you’re getting every dollar you deserve if you were injured on the job.

The value of your work injury case depends on many different factors. Nearly every employee in Florida is entitled to claim workers’ compensation if they’re hurt while working. 

The value of your workers’ compensation claim depends on:

  • The cost of your medical treatment
  • The length of your recovery time
  • Your average weekly wages prior to the disability
  • Whether or not your disability prevents you from working entirely during recovery

If you visit an approved doctor and follow the procedural rules, workers’ comp will cover all of your medical bills. However, the amount of workers’ compensation disability benefits that you’ll receive is limited by state law. Even if your disability prevents you from working in any capacity, Florida state law limits the amount of your weekly benefit to $1,099 in 2022. 

Can I Recover Damages Under Florida Personal Injury Laws?

Some injured workers are entitled to compensation above and beyond what workers’ compensation provides. You may be entitled to file a personal injury lawsuit against the person responsible for your injuries.

For example, you may have a valid claim against a:

  • Negligent driver in a car accident
  • Property owner who failed to maintain their premises
  • General contractor or subcontractor
  • Engineer or architect
  • Manufacturer of defective products or equipment

You’re only prevented from suing your employer for damages under state workers’ compensation laws. Third parties aren’t entitled to similar protections.

If you have a valid personal injury claim, your case value will depend on many different factors. In addition to your financial costs, factors such as your emotional stress, physical pain, and lifestyle changes are also factored into the calculation.

What Types of Damages Are Available To Workplace Accident Victims in St. Petersburg?

Workers’ compensation covers most of the financial costs associated with a work accident.

Your benefits may include:

  • All reasonable and necessary medical expenses, including ER visits, hospitalization, follow-up visits, and medications
  • Temporary disability benefits
  • Permanent disability benefits
  • Impairment benefits
  • Death benefits in fatal accident cases, including funeral expenses

Personal injury laws in Florida allow victims to seek compensation for economic and non-economic damages, such as:

  • Medical care and rehabilitation not covered under workers’ comp
  • The full amount of your lost wages
  • Lost future earning potential
  • Nursing care
  • Property damage
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Diminished quality of life
  • Disfigurement or scarring
  • PTSD
  • Anxiety
  • Depression 
  • Loss of consortium 

If the at-fault party’s acts were particularly shocking, you may also be entitled to punitive damages to punish the defendant for their actions. While these damages are rarely awarded, they can significantly increase your compensation award.

We’ll Fight To Recover Compensation for All of Your Workplace Accident Injuries

Workplace injuries come in all shapes and sizes. Some are relatively minor. Others are so severe that they can change your life forever.

At Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers, we handle all types of workplace injury claims in St. Petersburg, including those involving:

  • Back injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Repetitive stress injuries
  • Whiplash 
  • Soft tissue damage
  • Spinal cord damage
  • Head and neck injuries
  • Concussions
  • Eye injuries
  • Hearing loss
  • Burns
  • Musculoskeletal injuries
  • Internal injuries
  • Amputations
  • Paralysis 
  • Catastrophic injuries
  • Wrongful death of a loved one

Recovery can be a long and difficult process. Our St. Petersburg workplace accident attorneys are here to help with every aspect of your case. Let us handle the fight to recover fair compensation while you rest and recover.

What Causes Most Workplace Accidents in St. Petersburg, Florida?

Most accidents happen because someone was careless. While you don’t have to establish the cause of your accident to file a claim for workers’ comp, you will have to prove causation to recover damages in a personal injury lawsuit.

Some of the most common causes of work-related injuries include:

  • Failure to follow state and federal OSHA safety regulations
  • Failure to provide proper safety equipment 
  • Failure to provide fall protection
  • Improperly maintained premises
  • Scaffolding that is not installed properly
  • Communication failures
  • Unqualified or inexperienced workers
  • Dangerous work equipment
  • Exposure to live electrical wires
  • Physical strain and repetitive motions
  • Being crushed between two objects
  • Exposure to toxic substances
  • Negligent hiring practices or failure to properly train and supervise employees
  • Assault or sexual assault in the workplace

Because accidents happen quickly, you may not fully understand what caused the accident. Our St. Petersburg workers’ compensation lawyers will conduct an investigation and gather the evidence you need to prove your case. Just call our law firm today so that we can get started.

Am I Required To Prove Negligence To Recover Damages After a Workplace Accident in Florida? 

Negligence is the legal theory involved in most personal injury claims. You won’t have to prove negligence to receive workers’ compensation benefits because workers’ comp is a no-fault system. However, to recover damages from a negligent third party, you will have to establish fault.

A successful negligence claim requires proof of:

Every case is different. Our lawyers will conduct our own investigation to find out what happened and who was responsible. To learn more about our legal services, call for a free consultation today.

How Long Do I Have To File a Lawsuit After a Workplace Accident in Florida?

Injured workers who are entitled to file a personal injury lawsuit have four years to take legal action. After four years pass, you lose the right to sue the responsible party for damages.

You must notify your supervisor about your injury within 30 days of the accident. However, to protect your right to full workers’ compensation benefits, you should notify your supervisor as soon as possible. 

Contact a St. Petersburg Workplace Accident Lawyer for a Free Consultation

Recovering fair compensation after an accident can be an uphill battle. If you’re injured, you have enough to worry about as it is. Let an experienced St. Petersburg workplace accident lawyer at Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers handle the legal aspects of your case. You can call us anytime to schedule a free initial consultation and get started.

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Karla Rogers
Karla Rogers
Best lawyer ever! I had an accident gave them a call and like three months later, case Settled and full payout... Excellent service!
Lenette Montalvo
Lenette Montalvo
Christopher from Winter and Yonker was amazing. Very nice person to talk to, listen to what I had to say, and even gave his opinion when needed. From start to finish I felt very important and I was impressed by this law firm every one i spoke to made me feel safe and comfortableto. My accident has done a lot of damage to me, and knowing I had an attorney from Winters and Yonker on my side made me feel great. My compensation for my accident is amazing and it will help me in my life. Thank you very much I will definitely recommend this law firm.
coleman vera
coleman vera
I went to Winter & Yonker Law Firm for my Tampa car accident case I was involved in. My case manager throughout the process and she took care of me from start to finish. The process was very seamless, I received the medical treatment that I needed immediately and at the very end, concluded with a very rewarding settlement. I've worked with a few law firms from prior accidents and none can compare to the service OR expertise I received from Mr. Yonker.👉 If you're seeking help for an injury related case, I would definitely recommend working with him and their amazing legal staff at Winter & Yonker Firm in Tampa. I will always use this firm for all my Personal Injury Claims! If you are l@@king for an Attorney to give you Top Notch legal help and the MOST money for your Pain & Suffering then take it from me I'm a paralegal and this firm continues to OUTSHINE them all!
Meredith Wilson
Meredith Wilson
This was my first personal injury experience. I wanted to choose a law office I could trust. A friend of mine recommended the law offices of Winters & Yonker, Personal Injury Lawyers in Tampa. Through the entire process Attorney Marc Yonkers was helpful and communication was stellar. I never felt out the loop. I felt confident throughout entire process. Which this month (Sept. 2023) they were able to settle my accident case successfully and to my 100% satisfaction. I cannot recommend Winters & Yonker and or Marc any higher. In short they are firm, fair, aggressive, responsive, super smart and know the numerous ins and outs of Personal Injury cases (which can be quite complicated). Upon hiring them you get a law firm that will leave you confident that your case will be handled expertly and with your interests front and center.
Geneva Ramirez
Geneva Ramirez
Winters and Yonkers has been a legend of the Tampa Bay personal injury Attorney community for a long time. I was in a car accident recently with my husband, we suffered back and neck pains after two days and thought to get someone’s help. I found Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers through a google search and called them right up. The same day Mr. Winters contacted both of us, listened, and was compassionate to our situation. He helped us through the entire process including getting me seen by a Doctor so we could heal our injuries correctly, and we got our medical bills reduced! Bill Winters, my case manager, and the entire staff were very knowledgeable and exceptional at their work. We would like to express my sincere gratitude to them and recommend them without any hesitation to anybody who needs help, don't try and fight the at fault's insurance on your own. If you're injured and need someone to protect your rights you won't find a better Attorney than Bill Winters at Winters & Yonkers!-Geneva, Tampa FL#personalinjurylawyer #caraccidentlawyer #tampainjuryattorney
Shelley Torres
Shelley Torres
Bum Boi
Bum Boi
My wife and I are work in Mediation and Arbitration but know nothing about personal injury cases. When a young delivery Truck driver who was distracted by his phone hit us at full speed and rear-ended us as we were stopped in traffic on Wesley chapel. We knew we needed to hire the best lawyers with PI experience and expertise in the Tampa legal community that we could.From our first phone call with Bill Winters and then all the way through Trial preparation then Trial, we never felt any bad about our case because we knew Bill and the entire staff at Winters and Yonker would take care of us.Their dedication, innovation, motivation, reliability, unparalleled intellect, and exceptional skill as trial lawyers make them extraordinary individuals. My experience working with them was nothing short of exceptional. Experiencing a car accident is an ordeal that encompasses fear, trauma, and frustration. It's a life-changing event in anyone's life. There was no amount of money that could ever make me alright, because I would give any amount of cash to not have to go through the nightmare that the car accident was and continues to be.It took almost 2 years from the time of the car crash to go to trial, but ultimately the jury verdict that Bill Winters got for my family was worth fighting for. There were so many times over the course of the three years that we actively realized how amazing it was that we felt no anxiety or concerns or worries about our case, because Bill is truly outstanding!If you or anyone you know gets hurt in a car accident, call Winters and Yonkers RIGHT AWAY! And then rest assured that you, your family, or friends are being cared for by the ABSOLUTE BEST legal team in Tampa Bay. Thank you, Winters & Yonker!
Glenda Litimco
Glenda Litimco
Winters & Yonker law firm did excellent work with my injury case. Luckily, I was referred to Winters & Yonker from a good friend after I was injured in a car accident. I did some initial research about injury lawyers near me, but the reviews for this office really stood out to me in Tampa. I decided to call and after a single phone conversation, the choice was easy to make! Not only was everyone extremely professional, they made the entire process smooth and clear. I was at ease with each step of the way because they were always there to answer my questions and keep me informed of what was happening. All expectations were met and my settlement was exceeded. I got much more than I thought was even possible from the insurance company. I highly recommend the Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers, and their team in Tampa to anyone in need of help after a car, truck, or motorcycle accident. You'll be in good hands!
Dandrea Ikner
Dandrea Ikner
This is the best lawyer in town
Nicky Warner
Nicky Warner
Max was amazing! He kept me updated throughout the whole process and was extremely easy to talk with. He also explained everything so I can completely understand it. It was an amazing experience. Thank you, Max!
Erika Smith
Erika Smith
I had a great experience with them! They truly care about you!! Thank you so much🤗
Jonathan Clem
Jonathan Clem
I was injured in a car crash here in town. Since it was essentially a "he said she said" accident case the opposing insurance claimed it was a 50/50 fault. Even though it clearly could not have been my fault. However, Bill worked diligently to get me everything I was needed to get my life back. He worked to get me access to all the doctors I needed and medical treamtment for my neck and back. Plus, a large settlement amount. Bill even took the time to calm me down when I saw the initial amount and cost for seeing my medical bills piling up! He even managed to get them to reduce their bills significantly! Plus, I received as much as possible. Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers in Tampa provided a great legal service. They were strait forward and honest about the approach, and communicated every aspect of the process. The firm took care of everything. I would 100% without a doubt recommend him if I knew someone that need a personal injury attorney. Given the circumstances of our introduction I hope I never have to, BUT Bill Winters will definitely be my first call if I'm ever injured again!
marie silvers
marie silvers
They are the Best! They care about you as a person!
jorden reagan
jorden reagan
Everyone on their staff is amazing! Chris and Sara won my case and helped me out with an accident that occurred a few months back. They made the entire process so easy! They called with case updates but not too often where it was constant phone calls. It was just enough to know what was going on the whole time without being bombarded. Thankful for Tayler on their staff who helped inform me on why Winters and Yonker was the best choice to go with!
Kimberly Rushton
Kimberly Rushton
Yes, I would highly recommend winners in Yonkers. I worked with Trevor and Trevor was the best. I recommend anyone that ever needs a lawyer to go to them. They are the best.
Pat Pawelkop
Pat Pawelkop
Highly recommend. Bill Winters and his staff took time to answer my questions, and handled my case in a timely and professional manner. I almost didn't contact a lawyer over my "small" injury case because I feared it would be so difficult and stressful. But he got me the settlement that my insurance company owed me, and I would never have been able to do that on my own. And with less stress that I anticipated. I'm glad I called them.
Amysway Barton
Amysway Barton
Always available
Certified Soul
Certified Soul
Winters and Yonker is who you want to go to when you get in a car accident because they will take care of you and won’t let you get low balled on your settlement. I got in a car accident where my back and shoulder was injured and I was referred to a attorney named Trevor. I appreciate Trevor for handling my case and keeping me informed with all the information I needed.
Sean S
Sean S
One of the best law firms in Tampa. My family was involved in a serious car accident. We went to that other personal injury firm with the two M's they were trying to make us settle the case quickly and they we're not listening to us with the arrogant attitude that they were the experts and we were just ignorant. We promptly fired them and then hired Winters & yonker. Our settlement was 5 times higher than what the MM wanted to settle for.I would like to thank Winters and Yonkers entire staff for a wonderful experience. They were all very knowledgeable and walked us through the whole process. We really felt like they cared, unlike the other firm.
Linda Robinson
Linda Robinson
I’m giving Winters & Yonker a shout out. My mother fell in Winn Dixie afew months ago. Her first choice wasMorgan & Morgan; however, after theinterview with them they decided not to take the case. My perception was that it was not a big enough case for them. I knew that she deserved to be compensated for her injuries, and I had mad faith in Winters & Yonker from using them in the past. They not only took the case but settled it in record time. Thanks Winters and Yonker, and I like to send a special thank you to Christopher Smith, who was never to busy when I needed answers. I would recommend your law firm to anyone. I found you to be ethical, professional, and respectful to my family, but most of all you will fight for the little guy. Much love and respect. God bless you all and your families👏👏👏👏
Reuben Rodriques
Reuben Rodriques
Other said it couldn't be done called your law firm and immediately you got on it impressive shocking furthermore you showed integrity did what you had to do though you didn't have to do it and I was shockingly pleased thank you you surprised me had I to choose any other law firm I would not hesitate to call you or share my experience with my friends thank you once again from me and my family amen
Hameed Owens
Hameed Owens
Myrtle Graham
Myrtle Graham
I was searching for a local car accident lawyer near me after I was rear-ended by someone earlier this month. I was being pushed around by the at-fault driver's insurance company and needed some legal help.I found Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers through Google Maps and decided to get a free consult. I called the Tampa office of this firm and talked to them about my options. I briefly told them of my situation and was connected to Bill shortly after. He was extremely informative and was very professional. By the end of the same day he had me meet with a private investigator and referred me to a chiropractor nearby. Great customer service, and I look forward to how well my settlement will turn out. I know I am in good hands!
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