WORKERS’ COMPENSATION LAWYER
Considering that a big number of people have 9 to 5 jobs and spend a lot of time at the office, sometimes even working overtime, risks of getting injured at work are high. Regardless of what type of job you do, there is always a risk of being injured or hurt. This is why you have to be aware of the workers’ compensation insurance that can provide you with rightful medical and wage benefits in case of a serious office injury.
However, you have to be aware of the following – if the accident was caused by your own negligence, you’ve got no right to file a compensation claim, but every other form of trauma will be covered by your workers’ compensation insurance.
Every seven seconds, a worker is injured at the workplace
Although it might sound unreal, workplace injuries happen more often than people realize. Even though the law orders employers to implement a safe working environment as well as to provide their employees with the workers’ compensation insurance, unforeseen events might still happen when you least expect them.
If you are the victim of an on the job injury, you have no more than 30 days to report this injury to your employer. If you do this on time, you are entitled to medical benefits, lost wages, prescription benefits, travel benefits and perhaps attendant care benefits, if determined to be necessary by your treating physician. Both the employer and the employees have to be familiar with what accounts as an office injury.
Some of the types of injuries that are covered by the workers’ compensation insurance claims include:
Serious conditions that are results of exposure to dangerous toxins and chemicals at work
Already-existing health conditions that might have worsened due to the working setting and environment
Injuries that happen during breaks, lunch hours, or work-related activities and projects
Mental and physical disturbances caused by increased work obligations and responsibilities
Since filing a workers’ compensation claim can be complex and confusing, you should contact Whisler Law Attorneys for further information and support in the legal process.
In Florida, workers’ compensation is a no-fault system, which means that the cause of the accident is in most situations immaterial. However, there are many defenses available to the insurance company that can lead to the loss of your right to benefits under the Florida workers’ compensation laws.
We know that laws can be difficult to navigate. Our aim is to make this process as painless as possible while focusing on providing you with your entitled benefits and allowing you to recover properly.
With over 36 years of experience in the field of workplace injury claims, we can give you sensible advice and legal assistance in filing the claim. Our team of Personal Injury Attorneys is prepared to help you in case your employer hasn’t provided you with workers’ compensation insurance or you have been seriously injured at work. Contact us today for a free consultation.