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Spinal Cord Injuries are Common Workplace Injuries in Florida

Spinal cord injuries can have life-altering consequences, causing severe pain and mobility challenges.  Unfortunately, spinal cord injuries are common workplace injuries in Florida, in every sector. If your life has been changed by a spinal cord injury while on the job, contact the Hollywood, Homestead, and Miami offices of Flaxman Law Group for a free accident consultation so you can discuss how to pursue compensation with a Florida workers’ compensation attorney.

Understanding Spinal Cord Work Injuries

Spinal cord injuries are common workplace injuries in Florida. In almost any workplace, employees can sustain these injuries due to:

  • Falls from heights, including from ladders or scaffolds, can cause trauma to the spinal column, potentially resulting in serious injury and even paralysis.
  • Employees involved in transportation, including truck drivers and delivery personnel, are at risk of spinal cord injuries in vehicle accidents.
  • Heavy lifting. Improper lifting techniques can lead to spinal cord and backa injuries. Warehouse and manual labor workers are especially vulnerable, though almost any worker can sustain this kind of injury.
  • Machinery accidents. Heavy machinery or equipment malfunctions can cause workers to be hit by equipment or crushed by it, which can cause trauma to the back and spinal cord.
  • Slip and falls. Slippery or cluttered walkways at work can lead to slips and falls that cause spinal cord injuries.
Why You Need a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer

In Florida, workers’ compensation laws require most employers to carry no-fault workers’ compensation insurance for all qualified workers. In the event of a workplace accident, injury, or illness, this insurance pays benefits to the employee. Benefits such as medical care, disability benefits, and wage loss replacement are a lifeline for injured workers and can help them survive financially while they heal from their injuries and get their lives back on track.

The problem is that getting your rightful benefits can be a challenging road. Some employers and their insurers minimize injuries or try to claim you do not qualify for workers’ compensation. Spinal cord injuries can be especially expensive in terms of medical care, which gives insurers a financial incentive to try to minimize their losses.

Many injured employees decide to work with a Florida workers’ compensation lawyer to protect their rights and secure the compensation necessary for medical treatment, rehabilitation, and future care. Many employees across South Florida turn to the legal team at Flaxman Law Group after a workplace injury to get representation and to seek their benefits.

Your workers’ compensation attorney can uncover all liable parties, negotiate with insurers, build a strong case, and work to get maximum benefits for you, so you have the financial resources you need after your injury. They also free up your time so you can focus on healing and caring for your back.

Spinal cord injuries are common workplace injuries in Florida, and the sooner you reach out to a Florida workers’ compensation attorney, the sooner your lawyer can start to take steps to pursue benefits and compensation.

Don’t sign away your rights. If you’ve suffered a spinal cord or back injury in the workplace, call Flaxman Law Group at 866-352-9626 or contact us online to schedule your free, no obligation consultation. We have a track record of success, with more than $100 million recovered for injured people just like you, so contact us to find out what we can do for you.

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