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Pembroke Pines Work Injuries

Broward County’s Pembroke Pines is located just twenty minutes from Fort Lauderdale and twenty-five minutes from Miami. The city has received many awards, including the 2004 "All-America City Award" and a 2005 City Livability Award from the U.S. Conference of Mayors. Some schools in the city have also been recognized by the Florida Department of Education with the Five Star School Award.

Types of Work Injuries in Pembroke Pines and Other Communities

Each year, 700 000 workers across Florida are injured on the job. Work injuries in Pembroke Pines and across Florida vary widely, but can include:

  • car accidents in Pembroke Pines and other communities involving company cars or company property
  • slip and fall accidents
  • workplace violence
  • exposure to toxic materials
  • amputations
  • fractures
  • burn injuries
  • workplace illnesses, such as Black Lung

If you are injured on the job in Florida, it is important that you notify your supervisor right away. By law, your workers compensation claim in Pembroke Pines or Florida may be rejected if you wait longer than 30 days to notify your workplace of any injury. In some cases, you may be able to wait 30 days from the time you realized your injury. For example, if you have been exposed to a toxic substance you may not notice the health impact for some time.

The Workers Compensation Process in Pembroke Pines and Florida

Once you report your injury to your workplace, you will be asked to fill out a First Notice of Injury form, which will be forwarded to your employer and insurance company. It is important to be very detailed in filling out this form and to list all possible injuries. You may not get benefits for injuries you forgot to mention or did not think serious enough to mention on this form. You will also want to take photos of your injuries and any property damage that occurred after the workplace accident. Although you are not legally obligated to do so, it can help strengthen your claim.

Once the insurance carrier reviews your case, a decision will be made about your benefits and usually your health care costs as well as part of your wages will be repaid. However, there are sometimes problems with workers compensation claims. Since Florida has an especially high rate of insurance fraud, insurance companies will sometimes carefully review insurance claims and in some cases may accuse a valid claim of being fraudulent. In these cases, it can be difficult to prove your case and to get the compensation you deserve. Generally, you will want work to with a personal injury attorney who has experience in workers compensation cases and personal injury cases in South Florida.

Are you having problems getting workers compensation benefits in Pembroke Pines or your community? Are you confused about the likely total costs of your injury? Contact the Flaxman Law Group to arrange a free consultation to discuss your case. The Flaxman Law Group legal team can help you understand how the law affects your claim and can help you determine the best way to proceed in order to get the fairest compensation to pay for lost wages, medical costs, and other expenses. Your initial consultation with the Flaxman Law Group costs nothing and comes with no obligation, so you risk nothing getting the facts about your case.