Workers’ Compensation Claims

Types of Workplace Injuries and When to Pursue a Lawsuit

Workers Compensation is the compensation you could receive if you are injured at the workplace.  The amount is determined by the circumstances that caused the injury to occur and its severity.  Most injuries that occur are cuts, scrapes, and bruises that only require minor treatment. However, there are also injuries serious enough to warrant hospital visits, medical treatments, and even rehabilitation or disability payments.

Causes of Injuries

It should be noted that there are many different causes where an injury might occur. The most common ones include, but are not limited to the following.

  • Falls
  • Slips
  • Overexertion
  • Repetitive Motion
  • Crushing or Entanglement with Machinery
  • Vehicular Accidents
  • Falling Objects
  • Electrocution

 

Although slips, falls, and overexertion may seem like minor causes, they can lead to major injuries that require considerable treatment. Repetitive motion injuries are created over an extended period such as typing for example.

Types of Injuries

 

  • Cuts, Bruises, and Scrapes
  • Ligament, Tendon, and Cartilage
  • Broken Bones
  • Brain Injuries
  • Stress-Induced Injuries and More

 

You may also include diseases or medical conditions that were caused by the workplace as well. For example, exposure to asbestos over the long term causes mesothelioma. There will need to be a direct link established to get due compensation. In many cases, workers injured on the job get workman’s compensation which is designed to pay all the medical expenses, lost wages, and associated bills that occur because of the injury and the work that is missed. However, there are many workers who do not get the full compensation that is due. This is the time to call an attorney.

You can call for a free consultation where the attorney will tell you of the services they can provide based on the case you have presented to them. If you decide that they are right for your needs, the attorney will work to protect your rights while getting the compensation you deserve.

When You Need an Attorney

In most cases, workman’s compensation provides for coverage of your injuries, rehabilitation, lost wages, and associated expenses. You may also have insurance that covers you in terms of providing additional income during the time you missed work. However, there are other circumstances that may require you to file a lawsuit to be compensated for your injuries.

Employer has No Workman’s Comp Insurance

Defective Product

Exposure to Toxic Substance

Third Party at Workplace Causes Injury

Intentional or Egregious Conduct by the Employer

No workman’s comp is virtually automatic for filing a lawsuit, particularly if the company is required to carry it for their employees. Being injured from a defective product produced by the company and exposed to toxic substances that cause injury or illness are also good reasons to file a lawsuit. A third party may be a fellow employee, client, or visitor to your place of work that causes the injury. However, in rare case the employer may be found responsible for behavior that caused the circumstance for the injury to occur.

You should hire an attorney before filing any lawsuit against an insurance company or responsible entity. An experienced attorney will have the knowledge to look over your case and provide valuable information to the steps you should take. Plus, a good lawyer will protect your rights in court while fighting to get just compensation for the injuries received.

Take action now!

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Also, visit The Elder Affairs of Florida Site for more information about how this department in Florida ensures the safety and well-being of the elders in Florida. In addition, be sure to check out the section about how to prevent Elder Abuse, whether it is physical, emotional, or financial abuse.  Furthermore, by increasing awareness of nursing home abuse through education and strategies for communicating with individuals who have Alzheimer’s Disease or other Related Dementias.  As a result, the program provides information on the signs, symptoms and prevention of elder abuse, neglect and exploitation. Last, it also goes into detail on how to report suspected abuse.

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