Ex-worker alleges Clearwater company violated workers compensation law

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jun 20, 2018

CLEARWATER — A Hernando County man is suing a Clearwater business, alleging violation of the Workers' Compensation Retaliation Statute and wrongful termination.

CLEARWATER — A Hernando County man is suing a Clearwater business, alleging violation of the Workers' Compensation Retaliation Statute.

Adam Justine Hyde filed a complaint June 4 in Pinellas County Circuit Court against Lightning Master Corporation, alleging wrongful termination. 

According to the complaint, between Sept. 11-Oct. 16, 2015, Hyde was injured on the job while being employed by Lightning Master. The suit says Hyde thereafter sought workers' compensation benefits. 

However, Hyde said, he was terminated from his employment, shortly after his valid claim or attempt to to claim workers' compensation benefits. As a result, Hyde says, he has suffered damages, lost wages, emotional and mental anguish, inconvenience and humiliation. 

The plaintiff alleges Lightning Master violated the Florida Workers' Compensation Retaliation Statute by terminating his employment after a valid claim for compensation or an attempt to claim compensation under the Workers’ Compensation Law.

Hyde seeks trial by jury, damages exceeding $15,000, exclusive of attorney fees, court costs, interest and all other relief deemed just and proper. He is represented by attorney Shaina Thorpe of Thorpe & Thorpe, PA in Tampa.

Pinellas County Circuit Court case number 18CA3671 6/4

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