Being injured on the job comes with a different set of obstacles. Injured employees must rely on the workers’ compensation benefits available to them and sometimes their requests for assistance may be denied.
If you have suffered a workplace injury, you may be facing mounting medical bills, lost wages and an uncertain occupational future. A Davie workers’ compensation lawyer is on your side and can help you fight for your rights.
We can help you obtain the compensation you need to cover medical expenses, loss of current and future earnings, and your pain and suffering.
Workers’ Compensation Benefits
The majority of employers are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance. This type of insurance is mandatory if the employer does business in a field other than construction and has at least four employees. If an employer is involved in construction, they must carry workers’ compensation insurance if they employ more than one individual.
Below are some of the benefits that may be available to those injured on the job.
Medical Benefits – Includes doctor visits, prescription medicines, and prosthesis that may be needed. Some employers may cover an employee’s travel expenses for doctor’s appointments.
Temporary/Permanent Partial Disability – These benefits are based on whether the victim suffered temporary or permanent partial disability.
- Temporary partial – Available to those who are able to return to work but unable to work the same amount of hours or in the same occupation.
- Permanent partial – Those who have suffered a permanent debilitating injury, such as loss of limb or hearing loss, are entitled to lost wages for an extended period of time.
Temporary/Permanent Total Disability – Those who have suffered total disability may be eligible to receive two-thirds of their weekly average wage for an allotted amount of time. Furthermore, these employees may also be entitled to collect Social Security disability insurance.
Death Benefits – When an individual suffers from a fatal workplace injury or illness, their family may be entitled to benefits covering burial expenses. If the injured has a spouse and children, lost wage benefits may also be provided and the dependent spouse may be eligible for job training benefits.
A Davie workers’ compensation lawyer can explain what benefits an employee may be eligible for and appeal a workmans’ comp claim if necessary. Don’t delay, contact one of our experienced attorneys and get advice you can trust from a firm you can believe in.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are five main industries that accounted for approximately 20 percent of all workplace injuries and illnesses.
Some of the most dangerous occupational fields include:
- Law Enforcement
- Commercial fishing
- Commercial driving
- Electrical power line workers
Our experienced Davie workers’ compensation lawyers can help you file a claim to ensure you receive the benefits you deserve.
Common Workplace Injuries
Employees in any occupational field are at risk of being injured, no matter if they are working outdoors or indoors. Furthermore, not all workplace injuries occur due to an accident, some are brought on by repetitive motions during decades of employment.
Some of the most common workplace injuries include:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Broken bones
- Loss of limb
- Brain injuries
According to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration, falls, electrocutions and being struck by an object or caught/in-between an object were the leading causes of worker deaths.
Many workplace injuries can be reduced or prevented with the addition of better safety measures in the workplace.
Contact a Davie Workers’ Compensation Lawyer
Most workplace injuries are caused by employee negligence, manufacturer negligence or the negligence of a third party. At Gordon & Doner, our Davie workers’ compensation lawyers have a thorough understanding of Florida workmans’ comp laws and can help you get the compensation you need.
We have a track record of success and have recovered millions on behalf of injured workers, including a $2.85 million recovery for a worker injured at a construction site. We also helped a man recover $1.5 million for suffering a disabling back injury at work.
When you have questions, we have answers. Our Davie workers’ compensation lawyers are legal professionals you can count on. We put our client’s interests above all, which is why we work on a contingency fee basis. We do not get paid, unless we win for you.