Injuries at work happen more frequently than you would think. Most of the time, workplace accidents are minor and result in no injuries or injuries that quickly heal. However, some workplace injuries require medical care and result in a workers’ compensation claim. Below is a discussion of three injuries we see among Boca Raton workers’ compensation claims.
Perhaps the most common injury in almost any workplace is the slip and fall accident. It’s easy to trip over an object lying in the way or slip on a wet surface. Depending on the situation, several injuries can result from a fall. Anything from a simple cut or bruise to a broken bone or neck injury can occur after a fall.
If a worker falls down stairs or off a structure onto the ground, the injury can be more serious. Nerve damage, concussions, back injuries, and torn muscles and ligaments may be the result. In many cases, a few days or weeks of medical treatment is all that’s necessary for recovery. However, more serious situations require the employee to be out of work for a longer period while the worker recovers from surgery and endures extensive physical therapy.
Common Workplace Injuries
It’s not surprising that over-exertion is another common injury at work. Over-exerting your muscles, tendons, and ligaments can easily happen when you push, pull, throw, or carry something heavy. You can force joints beyond a safe range of motion, or your muscles may tire causing the muscles to be pulled or strained.
While this is another injury that may be treated quickly with short recovery time, over-exertion can also be much more serious, especially if the injury isn’t treated immediately and the worker continues to perform his or her job tasks. Rest and the correct medical treatment are essential if the worker wants to recover and return to work as soon as possible.
Bodily reaction is a wide category of injuries that result from the body being in motion without falling. For example, repetitive movements can cause an injury to occur. Moving in an unnatural position can lead to sprains. Not wearing the correct safety equipment can also lead to bodily reaction injuries.
Injuries in this category can range from minor injuries to severe injuries. For example, a sprain can result in the worker taking the day off from work or surgery may be required in serious sprain injuries. Claims involving these types of workplace injuries are often more complicated than other types of injury claims because the attorney must investigate of the workplace environment. Even though the worker is entitled to workers’ compensation regardless of the reason for the injury, insurance companies want to know their clients aren’t negligent in training and supervising employees.
Do You Need A Boca Raton Workers’ Comp Attorney?
Regardless of the type of injury you’ve suffered at work, you should consult with a Boca Raton workers’ comp attorney to ensure your legal rights are protected. It doesn’t matter whether you have minor injuries or complex injuries, you are entitled to compensation for medical expenses and lost wages. Contact a Florida workers’ compensation attorney to discuss your case as soon as possible.
Our attorneys provide sound legal counsel and help you receive the compensation and benefits you deserve after a workplace injury or illness. Don’t let an injury make your financial situation more difficult. Work with an attorney from the beginning of your claim so you can focus on your health and recovery.
Our Boca Raton workers’ compensation lawyers represent injured workers in Boca Raton, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach, Florida. Contact Broderick Law Firm, P.L. by calling our office today 1-800-333-3903 to speak with an attorney.