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Pompano Beach Work Injuries

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What to do After a Work Injury in Pompano Beach

Like all states, Florida recognizes that workplace accident happen and there is a system of workers compensation in place to ensure that workers get compensation quickly and efficiently if they are injured on the job. If you have been injured on the job in Pompano Beach or anywhere in South Florida, you will need to report your injury to your supervisor and seek medical help right away. Your employer will help you file a claim for workers compensation so that you can be compensated for medical care, lost wages, and other expenses. If at some point you develop problems with the workers compensation process or if you believe that there may be third parties liable for your injuries, you can always contact the Flaxman Law Group to discuss all your legal options.

Problems with Work Injury Claims in Pompano Beach?

Workers compensation in Pompano Beach and across Florida is designed to be simple and effective by removing the process of blame. The idea behind workers compensation is that anyone with a legitimate claim will be compensated for their medical costs and lost wages so that they can have the money they needed to recover as fully as possible in order to return to productive work. Unfortunately, there are many things that can go wrong with a workers compensation claim:

  • In some cases, workers with a legitimate claim are accused of fraud or of exaggerating their injuries.
  • Workers compensation paperwork may be lost or the claims process delayed.
  • Employers may not submit the correct paperwork so that workers can get compensation.
  • Employees may not get the full amount of money they need to replace lost wages and pay for medical care.
  • There may be a disagreement between an injured worker and the insurance company over which treatments are necessary and what should be covered.
  • Employers or insurance companies may claim that a patient reported an injury too late – after the statute of limitations ran out.
  • Employers may claim that an injury was not caused in the workplace.

Unfortunately, resolving these sorts of issues can be very complex and may require the help of a personal injury attorney in Pompano Beach or your community. A personal injury attorney can review your claim, can negotiate with insurance carriers on your behalf, and can pursue any third parties liable for your injuries. For example, if you've been in a car accident in Pompano Beach on workplace property, you may be able to pursue a products liability claim in Pompano Beach if the car manufacturer was negligent in producing a safe car. Pursuing third parties may be one way to get fair compensation for your injuries so that you do not have to pay for them out of pocket.

To find out about other options that may be available to you, contact the Flaxman Law Group today to arrange for a free consultation to discuss your case. The Flaxman Law Group is a full-service law firm with three locations in southern Florida. Over the past 25 years, the legal staff at the Flaxman Law Group has dedicated their lives to helping South Florida personal injury victims and has helped thousands of families recover compensation for their injuries.