Accidents at work can happen unexpectedly. While many work injuries are minor and result in no more than a few cuts, scrapes, or bruises, others can be significantly more serious. Depending on the type of accident that occurred, employees can face potentially critical injuries, including but not limited to:
- Open and closed head injuries
- Brain injuries
- Neck injuries, such as whiplash
- Loss of limb
- Spinal cord injuries
- Broken bones
- Soft tissue injuries, including lacerations or internal organ damage
- Blood loss
- Wrongful death
If you or a loved one have been injured on the job, it is critical that you take action right away. Get medical care immediately, and once your condition has stabilized, reach out to an experienced Florida attorney as soon as possible.
Getting Benefits For Medical Costs & Lost Wages
Most employers have workers’ compensation available in the event that an employee is injured on the job. Workers’ compensation is designed to cover financial damages that result directly from the accident, such as medical costs and lost wages. These costs can easily add up and become astronomical, especially if the injury was serious and resulted in hospitalization, surgery, significant time off of work, or temporary or permanent disability.
Worker’s compensation benefits may cover the following:
- Hospitalization costs
- Surgical procedures
- Doctor’s visits
- Medication costs
- Physical therapy
- Lost wages
- Temporary disability
- Permanent disability
Although workers’ compensation is generally available for injured workers, this does not mean that it is easy to get. In fact, obtaining benefits for medical costs, lost wages, and other financial damages can be an extraordinarily difficult and lengthy process. In many cases, workers’ compensation is denied, leaving individuals and families without the funds they need to recover fully from the accident.
Providing Experienced Legal Representation to Injured Workers in Florida
Don’t allow an injury that resulted from a work related accident cause you financial, physical, and emotional distress. By discussing your case with an experienced workers’ compensation attorney, you can learn more about your right to financial compensation for the damages you’ve incurred and the legal options you have available to you.
Attorney Jose A. Loayza has the expertise and resources to zealously advocate for the benefits you deserve under Florida law. He will thoroughly review the circumstances surrounding the accident, and will assist you in filing the necessary documentation to begin the process of obtaining worker’s compensation benefits.
Contact Attorney Loayza now if you or a family member has been injured while at work. He is available now to meet with you and discuss your case, and will begin building a strong legal strategy that is designed to elicit results in your complete and total favor. Call today at (954) 599-0699.