Types of Florida Workplace Injuries
Workplace injuries occur in every type of industry. Florida employers are required to protect employees injured in workplace accidents by carrying workers’ compensation insurance. With very few exceptions, your only recourse for workplace injuries is to file a claim under Florida’s workers’ compensation laws.
We strongly suggest you contact our office to discuss your legal rights to ensure you receive the workers’ comp benefits you are entitled to receive for a work-related injury.
What Types of Workplace Injuries Are Covered By Workers’ Compensation?
If you are injured in the “scope and course” of your employment, your injury should be covered by Florida’s workers’ compensation laws. However, some employers and their insurance carriers fight workers’ comp claims to avoid paying workers’ comp benefits. They may allege that the workplace injuries were not in the scope and course of employment — in other words, you were hurt while doing something that was not part of your job requirements. They may also argue that workplace injuries are not as severe as the employee claims or the injury is the result of a previous condition or injury.
As experienced Boca Raton workers’ comp attorneys, we have established an extensive network of resources and experts who assist us with our cases. We also have extensive knowledge and experience in the Florida Workers’ Compensation Statutes — this is vital if you want to win your workers’ comp claim.
Types of workplace injuries we have seen in representing injured workers in Boca Raton and throughout Florida include:
- Broken bones and fractures
- Severe burns
- Toxic exposure
- Heart attacks
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI) and other head traumas
- Back, neck, and spinal cord injuries
- Amputation (loss of limb) and/or dismemberment
- Severed nerves and/or nerve damage
- Muscle and tissue damage
- Dislocated bones
- Repetitive motion injuries (i.e. carpal tunnel syndrome)
- Hearing loss and/or vision loss
- Occupational diseases
As experienced Boca Raton workers’ compensation lawyers, we are familiar with all of the above medical conditions and what causes these conditions. This is also important as we work to prove your injury was related to your job and that your employer is responsible for your medical bills and other workers’ comp benefits.
What Types of Workers’ Compensation Benefits Can I Receive for Florida Workplace Injuries?
Workers’ compensation laws are designed to ensure that injured workers receive the medical care they need in order to recover from their workplace injuries. Unfortunately, some workers must fight for their right to receive the workers’ compensation benefits they are entitled to receive by law. In most cases, an injured worker will be eligible to receive the following benefits depending on the facts of his or her case:
- Paid medical expenses
- Temporary benefits to cover a portion of lost wages
- Vocational rehabilitation
- Permanent disability and/or impairment benefits
- Death benefits
The type of workers’ comp benefit you may be entitled to receive depends on several factors. Our experienced attorneys review your case and discuss the benefits you may be entitled to receive during your initial consultation.
Call an Experienced Boca Raton Workers’ Comp Attorney
The Broderick Law Firm, P.L. has extensive experience representing injured workers throughout West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale & Miami, FL. Contact our office today 1-800-333-3903 to schedule your free consultation.