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I caught scabies from my job can I sue them, Florida, Agency…

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I caught scabies from my job can I sue them

Lawyer's Assistant: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

Florida

Lawyer's Assistant: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?

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Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

Loss of employment due to highly contagious illness scabies

Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Employment Law
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Hello,

Thank you for your question. No, unfortunately, you cannot sue your employer, since worker's compensation is the sole remedy under the law. In other words, if a worker is either injured or develops an illness caused directly by their employment, the law restricts their recourse to a worker's compensation claim.

You would need to file a WC claim with the employer to pursue medical care/compensation and any other compensation. If the employer refuses your claim, then you will want to look for a local WC attorney to assist you.

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Hello again,

I wanted to touch base with you and make sure that you did not have any follow up questions for me from the answer I provided to you on the 6th. For some reason, the Experts are not always getting replies or ratings (at the top of the question/answer page you are viewing or in the pop up box for this question), which is how we get credit (paid by the Site) for our work, that the customer thinks have gone through. In your case I received neither.

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