Accidents At work 

While you are at work, your employer has a legal duty to protect you and tell you about health and safety issues that affect you. When they fail to do so, innocent people can suffer devastating personal injuries. Those injured due to the negligence of an employer or business owner should contact our attorneys at Whitehead Law Group today. 

Attorneys at Whitehead Law Group are well qualified at proving that your personal injury was caused because of the actions or inactions of your employer or another person or company.

With our help, we will assist you in assembling all the evidence and presenting it adequately to make a claim to maximize your recovery. 

Common causes of work accidents: 

  • Slip, trip or fall 
  • Defective or poorly maintained equipment 
  • Dangerous machinery at work 
  • Noxious environment or toxic substances 
  • Falling object 
  • Failure to follow Health & Safety regulations 
  • Negligence of co-workers 
  • Insufficient or improper training 
  • Assault at work 
  • Car accidents while on the clock 
  • Accident while operating a forklift or crane 

Know Your Rights

Did you know employers are required to:

  • Provide a workplace free from serious recognized hazards and comply with standards, rules and regulations issued under the OSH Act. 
  • Examine workplace conditions to make sure they conform to applicable  OSHA standards. 
  • Make sure employees have and use safe tools and equipment and properly maintain this equipment. 
  • Use color codes, posters, labels or signs to warn employees of potential hazards
  • Establish or update operating procedures and communicate them so that employees follow safety and health requirements 
  • Employers with hazardous chemicals in the workplace must develop and implement a written hazard communication program and train employees on the hazards they are exposed to and proper precautions (and a copy of safety data sheets must be readily available). 
  • Provide medical examinations and training when required by  OSHA standards
  • Post, at a prominent location within the workplace, the  OSHA poster  (or the state-plan equivalent) informing employees of their rights and responsibilities. 

Who is at fault for your Workplace Accident? 

Employers have a legal responsibility to report certain accidents and incidents, pay you sick pay and give you time off because of an accident at work should you need it.

Our goal is to ensure that clients receive suffice financial compensation for the cost of their injuries. This includes Special Damages and General Damages which are measurable costs that can be itemized as such but NOT limited to:

Special Damages
(Measurable costs):

  • Medical Expenses 
  • Lost Earnings 

General Damages
(Less measurable costs):

  • Pain and Suffering 
  • Emotional Distress 
Known As The Statute Of Limitations, Home Lawsuits Need To Be Filed Before An Expiration Date. Contact Us Immediaely To Ensure That You Do Not Waive Your Rights To Money Damages Or Other Benefits.

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    John P. Murray, Esq.

    Kevin Whitehead, Esq. of South Florida’s Whitehead Law Group is, bar none, one of the top personal injury and PIP attorneys that I know of in our legal community.  His success rate is off-the-charts, and his primary goal has always been to maximize recovery for his clients.

    He is one of the only attorneys I know that represents a case from beginning to end. This means, he will not only make the claim and litigate the matter to a final verdict; he wiil, if required, handle its appeal.  I am glad to not only call him my friend but also a fellow lawyer in this community.

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    Michael A. Haggard, Esq.

    I’ve known Kevin Whitehead since we were classmates together at the University of Miami, School of Law.  His reputation in the community among lawyers and Judges, as one of the top trial lawyers in Miami-Dade County, is well documented and well deserved. I am glad to consider him not only as a friend, but also as a trusted lawyer in the areas of his practice. 
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    Ada B. Pozo, Esq.

    I have known Kevin Whitehead, Esq. for several years.  When I was a Judge in Miami-Dade County, he was regularly in front of the Court, arguing cases on behalf of his clients.  I can attest that he always came prepared and was one of the top lawyers before the Court in personal injury protection.

    Now that I am in the private sector handling immigration cases, I have worked in conjunction with Mr. Whitehead on some of the cases he has sent to my office.  I consider Mr. Whitehead an asset to both the legal field and the community.

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    I’ve known Kevin Whitehead now for over 20 years and his passion and motivation for his clients is bar-none in the percentile for lawyers in the Miami-Dade County community.  I am proud to consider him not only a colleague but also a friend.  He has been trying cases for over 25 years and his record is impressive.

    In addition, he is well known for providing pro bono legal assistance to those in need of an attorney, and serves as an active participant in Lawyers for Children America in Miami, and for Dade Legal Aid Put Something Back. 

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    I have known and worked with Kevin Whitehead, Esq., for over 25 years.  I can easily say, hands down, that he is one of the most tenacious litigators we have in Miami-Dade County.  He has focused his entire career on representing people who have claims against insurance companies.  

    In the courtroom, I can attest that he always comes prepared and ready to argue his case and represent his clients to the fullest extent possible.  Not only does he take on difficult cases, but his success rate is off the charts.

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