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Work Related Injury

There are many areas in which employers can be held liable if an employee, contractor or visitor is injured or contracts a disease due to the negligence or lack of safety at a workplace.  There could be products used that are proven to cause disease, such as asbestos; there could be machinery that does not function safely, causing injuries; there could be messiness in a workplace that causes trips and falls, etc.  Employers are also responsible to protect employees and contractors with appropriate safety education and safety equipment as needed. If a work injury occurs, the employer may be held liable for any damages to the injured victim if the lack of safety education or equipment is proven.

As with all personal injury cases, the burden of proof is on the victim in proving that another was negligent, and that negligence caused the injuries or illness.  Partnering with a known and respected personal injury attorney such as Smith & Valentine Law will secure the path to a successful work-related accident claim, as they can assist with a timely and thorough investigation, apply the appropriate laws and build a successful case to present to third-party insurers.  As each case is unique, the aggressive and detailed pursuit of compensation for your work injury related loss is essential.

Contact the winning team of Smith & Valentine Law for your no-charge initial consultation. The success you deserve from your work-related personal injury claim begins with your call!

Why hire a board certified trial attorney?

Not all personal injury, wrongful death, property and contract disputes, insurance claims, and real estate foreclosures end up in court, but it is impossible to know which litigation will go to trial, and the process can seem daunting.

Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney has been recommended by peers and judges for this special designation, and has successfully passed an arduous written exam to earn the certification. In fact, according to the Florida Bar web site, there are only two Board Certified trial attorneys in the entire city of Cape Coral.

Board Certified Attorneys are especially well prepared to be your advocate throughout court proceedings because of our acquired knowledge, experience and dogged attention to detail. We have to be able to command attention and speak persuasively with an understanding of courtroom dynamics. In a situation where one mistake can mean the difference between a positive or negative outcome, a board certified civil trial advocate like Smith & Valentine Law can ensure that your legal rights are well protected.

How do I choose the right Attorney?

  • What was your impression after meeting with a prospective attorney for the first time?
  • Did the attorney have enough experience and education to make you feel confident in their abilities?
  • What is the attorney’s area of expertise? Does it align with your situation?
  • Did the attorney understand your concerns?
  • Did the attorney clearly explain the law related to your potential lawsuit?
  • Were you treated in a professional manner?
  • How did you learn about the attorney? Were you referred by a friend, relative or business contact or were you motivated by a TV or phone book advertising?