No Jury Trials for Injured Workers in Worker’s Comp Cases
When most people think of damages related to work injuries, they picture an attorney arguing their case in front of a jury to explain the need for compensation; however, this is not the case under Florida’s Worker’s Compensation laws.
In Florida, injured workers seeking Worker’s Compensation will never see a jury. In fact, these individuals have no right to a jury trial for Worker’s Compensation claims. This type of case requires a judge to determine whether the injured worker has successfully shown a need for compensation.
Arguing a case for Worker’s Compensation in front of a judge is a stark contrast to arguing in front of a jury. With their extensive legal backgrounds and throughout knowledge of the law, judges are far less likely to be swayed by sympathy than the average juror. One may even argue that this puts injured workers at a disadvantage.
In Worker’s Compensation cases, employers may benefit from the lack of a jury, but there is hope. To increase your chances of leveling the playing field, you need an experienced Worker’s Compensation attorney on your side. If you were injured at work and wish to receive Worker’s Compensation, call The Hoffman Firm today at (305) 940-2307 to schedule a free consultation.
Evan A. Hoffman
Mr. Hoffman’s philosophy is "our knowledge and experience is your best defense." He has been a featured author on criminal law issues such as driving under the influence, domestic violence and illegal searches.Read More