Common Workers' Compensation Injuries in Florida
At Flaxman Law Group, our Florida workers' compensation injury attorneys see many workplace accidents. We work with individuals and their families, to help them understand their rights and the potential compensation available through workers' compensation insurance. Here, we will explore some of the most common workers' compensation injuries in Florida to help you understand what kinds of injuries are most likely to happen.
If you have suffered any of the following injuries or any occupational illness or injury during the course of your work duties, you can always call us at 866-352-9626 to speak to a live person 24/7. We can schedule a free, no obligation consultation with a workers' compensation lawyer at our Miami, Hollywood, or Homestead offices. If you can't visit us because of your injuries, we may be able to come to you or offer a virtual consultation to answer questions about your potential claim.
Now let's look closer at some of the most common injuries hard-working Floridians encounter on the job.Back and Spinal Injuries
Heavy lifting, repetitive motions, slips and falls, or accidents involving machinery can lead to herniated discs, sprains, strains, or even spinal cord damage. Such injuries often result in chronic pain, limited mobility, and significant medical expenses.
Since these injuries often have a long-term impact on your life, it's important to work with experienced Florida workers' compensation claims attorneys, who can work to help you navigate the complexities of workers' compensation claims and advocate for fair compensation.Slip and Fall Accidents
Slip and fall accidents can occur in various work environments, including construction sites, offices, or retail establishments. Wet floors, uneven surfaces, inadequate lighting, or cluttered walkways can lead to serious injuries such as broken bones, head trauma, or sprains.
Too often, slip and fall accidents are brushed off. However, they can lead to serious and long-term complications and chronic pain, as well as life-altering injuries. Always get a full medical evaluation after a slip and fall and consult with a Florida workers' compensation lawyer to seek fair financial recovery.Repetitive Strain Injuries
Workers who perform repetitive tasks, such as typing or assembly line work, are susceptible to developing repetitive strain injuries (RSIs). Conditions like carpal tunnel syndrome, bursitis, and other RSIs can significantly impact your ability to perform your job effectively. They can also impact every day and lead to long-term pain conditions.Construction Site Accidents
Construction sites pose inherent risks due to the nature of the work involved. Falls from heights, electrocutions, vehicle accidents, being struck by objects, or being caught in-between equipment are common accidents that can lead to severe injuries or even fatalities.
One challenge with these accidents is that construction workers are sometimes misclassified as contractors, which can impact their pursuit of fair compensation. For this reason, you may want to consult with a workers' compensation lawyer in your Florida community if you're injured while working on a construction site.Occupational Illnesses
Some workplace injuries do not occur suddenly but develop over time due to exposure to hazardous substances or poor working conditions. Occupational illnesses, such as lung diseases, cancers, chemical poisoning, or hearing loss, can have long-lasting consequences for workers.
Often, such illnesses are not only devastating but it can be challenging to prove they were directly caused by workplace conditions. If you're diagnosed with an occupational illness, contact Flaxman Law Group. Our compassionate workers' compensation injury attorneys in Florida will thoroughly investigate your work environment, consult with experts, and seek the compensation you deserve.Consulting with a Florida Workers' Compensation Injury Claims Attorney
There are many common workers' compensation injuries in Florida. If you suffer from these or any other injuries during the course of your work, contact 866-352-9626 at any time to schedule a free, no obligation consultation with the team at Flaxman Law Group.
Our goal is to help you pursue the maximum compensation available to aid in your recovery. Your well-being matters, and we are here to protect your rights to workers' compensation benefits. We have more than 60 years of combined experience and have already recovered over $100 million for injured individuals across Florida.