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If you were injured on the job in Tampa, Florida, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits to cover your medical costs and a portion of your lost wages. Depending on the circumstances, you may also be able to file a personal injury claim and seek damages for the full extent of your losses.

The Tampa workplace accident lawyers at Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers can help you identify all avenues for compensation for your work-related injuries or illness. We have over 119 years of combined experience helping victims recover benefits, settlements, and verdicts after accidents in Florida. 

Call us at (813) 223-6200 or contact our Tampa, FL law office online today to schedule a free case evaluation with an experienced attorney. We’ll discuss your accident, the injuries you suffered, and the compensation you can seek. 

Our personal injury law firm can help you if you’ve been through any kind of accident related to slip & falls in Tampa, commercial vehicle accidents, wrongful death cases in Tampa, FL, airplane accidents, and more.

How Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help After a Workplace Accident in Tampa, FL  

How Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help After a Workplace Accident in Tampa, FL  

Whether you file a workers’ compensation claim or personal injury case (or both), you’ll likely have an uphill battle obtaining the money you need. Having an experienced Tampa personal injury lawyer on your side will be an asset when you’re dealing with insurance companies that want to pay as little as possible. 

Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers has a team of knowledgable injury lawyers who know how to fight for accident victims and obtain the best possible results in their cases. We have decades of combined legal experience to put behind your case, and we’ve won millions of dollars for Floridians who have sustained injuries. 

When you hire our aggressive legal team to fight for you, you can expect us to: 

  • Help you identify all avenues for compensation, including a workers’ compensation claim, third-party personal injury lawsuit, or both 
  • Value your damages and help you recover the maximum amount possible 
  • Negotiate on your behalf throughout the life of your case and advocate for your legal rights 
  • Handle your case from start to finish, keeping you updated at all times
  • Take your workplace accident case to court if it’s in your best interest

Workers’ compensation and personal injury are complex areas of law. Benefit from our knowledge, skills, and experience by getting our Tampa personal injury attorneys in your corner. We offer a free case evaluation and work pursuant to a contingency fee agreement, meaning you owe nothing unless we secure a favorable outcome for you.

How Common Are Workplace Accidents in Florida? 

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported 275 fatal occupational injuries in Florida in 2020. Transportation incidents caused nearly 33% of them, 28% were slip and fall accidents, and 14% resulted from workplace violence. 

Out of the 275 fatal injuries reported: 

  • 82 occurred in the private construction industry 
  • 60 occurred in the transportation and material moving occupations
  • 44 occurred in the private transportation and warehousing industries

These are only the statistics for fatal work-related accidents. Thousands more workers are injured each year in workplace incidents. 

What Is My Tampa Workplace Accident Case Worth? 

The value of your case will depend on whether you file a workers’ compensation claim, a personal injury claim, or both. 

Workers’ compensation benefits only compensate you for medical expenses, a portion of your lost wages, and disability benefits if applicable. The amount you receive will depend on your pre-injury wages, recovery time, and the cost of your medical expenses. 

If you can file a personal injury case, you’ll be entitled to all your lost wages, future losses, and non-economic damages like pain and suffering. 

The value of your personal injury claim will depend on: 

  • The severity of your workplace injuries 
  • How your injuries affect your quality of life, including everyday activities and ability to work 
  • The amount of medical expenses and lost wages you incurred
  • Your pain, suffering, and emotional trauma experienced due to your accident and injuries 
  • Whether you’ve suffered a permanent disability or impairment 
  • Whether you share responsibility for causing the accident 

Our workplace injury lawyers in Tampa will help you value your losses as we work towards recovering the maximum compensation for you. 

What Compensation Is Available To Workplace Accident Victims in Florida? 

Most employers (with limited exceptions) conducting business in the State of Florida must carry workers’ compensation insurance for their employees. If you were injured on the job and your employer has the required coverage, you can file a workers’ compensation for benefits. 

However, if your employer doesn’t have workers’ comp or a third party is liable for your injuries, you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit, which will entitle you to more types of compensation than workers’ comp. 

Workers’ Compensation Benefits 

Injured workers may receive workers’ compensation benefits to cover

  • Necessary and reasonable medical expenses, including treatment and prescriptions 
  • Lost wages covering two-thirds of your average weekly wages
  • Temporary Total Disability, Temporary Partial Disability, or both payments 

You may also be entitled to vocational counseling, job placement, and other reemployment-related services if you cannot return to the type of work you did pre-injury. 

Personal Injury Damages

If you’re able to file a personal injury claim, you’ll have access to more types of compensation. 

You can recover money for your economic damages, including: 

  • Your past and future medical bills, including ongoing physical therapy or rehab 
  • The full value of your lost wages
  • Diminished future earning capacity
  • Out-of-pocket expenses 

You can also request non-economic damages for things like: 

  • Pain and suffering 
  • Mental anguish 
  • Impairment or disability 
  • Disfigurement or scarring 
  • Inconvenience 
  • Diminished quality of life 

We’ll help you identify all avenues for compensation so that you receive the maximum amount possible after your workplace accident. 

What Causes Most Workplace Accidents? 

Any workplace can pose an accident risk, from offices to construction sites. 

Therefore, a worker can be injured in all types of ways, including: 

  • Slip and fall accidents 
  • Trip and fall accidents 
  • Car accidents 
  • Truck accidents 
  • Being struck by objects 
  • Being caught in or between objects 
  • Electrocutions 
  • Defective work equipment
  • Exposure to toxic chemicals or substances 

Negligence is typically the underlying factor in most work-related incidents, including: 

  • Failure to train or supervise 
  • Communication issues
  • Distractions
  • Failing to have proper safety equipment on site 
  • Failure to maintain or inspect machinery or equipment 
  • Failure to maintain the work premises in a reasonably safe condition 
  • Defective equipment or machinery 

When we start working on your case, we’ll gather evidence to determine how your accident happened and whether a third party may share liability. Contact our workplace injury attorneys in Tampa to discuss your situation.

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

Workplace-related injuries can significantly vary depending on the industry and job duties. 

The Tampa workplace accident attorneys at Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers have helped workers who have sustained all types of injuries, including: 

  • Broken bones 
  • Crushing injuries 
  • Traumatic brain injuries, including concussions 
  • Neck injuries 
  • Back injuries 
  • Repetitive stress injuries 
  • Soft tissue injuries 
  • Burns 
  • Spinal cord injuries 
  • Amputations 
  • Paralysis 
  • Internal organ damage 
  • Nerve damage
  • Illnesses from exposure to toxic substances 
  • Eye injuries
  • Hearing loss
  • Catastrophic injuries 
  • Wrongful death 

Contact our Tampa workplace accident attorneys to discuss your injuries and the compensation you may be able to receive for them. 

Workers’ compensation is a no-fault system, meaning you don’t have to prove negligence to recover benefits after an accident. 

However, if you file a personal injury claim, you must typically prove that the at-fault party was negligent by showing: 

  • They owed you a duty of care; 
  • They breached the duty of care; 
  • Their breach directly caused your injuries; and
  • You sustained damages as a result. 

You must gather evidence – including medical records, photos and videos of the accident scene, eyewitness statements, and expert witness testimony – to prove the elements of your case. 

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

If you’re filing a claim for workers’ compensation benefits, you must report the accident to your employer within 30 days after your workplace accident. Otherwise, your claim may be denied. You have two years from the accident date to file a petition for benefits. 

If you’re filing a Florida personal injury lawsuit, you’ll typically have four years to file (or two years to file a wrongful death lawsuit if you lost a loved one in a work-related accident).  

Schedule a Free Consultation With Our Tampa Workplace Accident Lawyers 

Did you sustain work-related injuries or an illness in Tampa, FL? If so, you could be entitled to workers’ compensation or damages in a personal injury claim. The Tampa workplace accident lawyers at Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers can help you pursue the money you need to get back on your feet. 

Let us put our 119 years of combined experience to work for you by scheduling a free consultation to discuss your case.

Our personal injury law firm in Tampa, FL, also provides:

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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