On The Job Injury Claims in Orlando
Legal Assistance from Our Orlando Workers' Comp Attorneys
Florida has one of the highest records of on-the-job accidents, according to reports by the Federal Bureau of Labor. These work injuries result from any number of accidents, but most especially in construction accidents that use heavy equipment and machinery.
You have rights under the law if you are injured while working for an employer in Florida and may be entitled to receive workers' compensation. At The Workers' Compensation Trial Group, P.A., we provide our clients a combination of passion and professionalism in every aspect of our job. We can negotiate with insurance companies to help you find appropriate recovery.
What Type of Compensation Is Available to Me?
After you have been injured on your employer's site, you must notify the company within 30 days. This ensures that your eligibility to file a workers' comp claim remains intact. Next, the employer should forward your claim to their insurer, which should then begin the payout of benefits.
Your compensation claim may cover the following:
- Medical bills and treatment
- Partial or total disability
- A portion of income lost due to inability to work
- Death benefits for relatives killed on-the-job
You can also file a third-party claim to recover for additional expenses, which may include pain and suffering and any other lost future earnings. It is not uncommon for individuals to also file a lawsuit against the employers, construction site managers, and manufacturers of defective equipment. This may be necessary in cases where you need additional compensation.
What Types of Injuries are Covered By Workers' Comp?
Workers' compensation covers nearly any sort of injury or illness that occurs as a direct result of your employment. Common injuries covered by workers' comp include:
- Repetitive stress injuries (RSIs) such as carpal tunnel
- Hearing loss from noisy environments
- Slips, trips, and falls
- Injuries from falling objects
- Cuts and lacerations
- On-the-job car accidents
- Muscle strains from lifting
Call Us! Our Work Injury Law Firm Is Here to Help.
With 25+ years of combined experience to our name, we are committed to bringing successes to our clients. Not only do we have exhaustive, in-depth knowledge of workers' comp law, we are also relentless in the courtroom. If your case needs to go to trial, we do not cave for any reason. We stand strong so that you have that support system to lean on during this difficult time.
We are more than happy to discuss the specifics of your case and address any questions you might have. Request your free consultation!