Palm Beach Workers Compensation Lawyer
No worker is fully protected from being a victim of a workplace accident, no matter what industry they are employed in. According to statistics from the federal government, there are almost three million workplace accidents and illnesses reported each year. If you are a Florida employee who has been injured on the job, contact the Law Offices of Franks, Koenig & Neuwelt to speak with a Palm Beach workers compensation lawyer.
The Most Common Job Injuries
When a worker suffers a work-related injury or illness, they are entitled to receive workers’ compensation benefits which will cover any medical expenses for treating their condition. If they are unable to work, the benefits will also cover a percentage of their wages until they have recovered and are able to return to their job.
There are a variety of injuries that an employee can suffer, however, some injures occur more often than others. A workers compensation lawyer in Palm Beach has a majority of clients who have suffered the following injuries:
Slip, trips, and falls: Slip, trips, and falls often occur on wet floors, loose carpeted areas, or icy walkways, however, they can occur on many types of surfaces. There are also items such as wires, loose handrails, or objects on the floor that can cause an employee to suffer one of these accidents. Victims can sustain injuries such as sprains, fractured bones, and concussions.
Car accidents: There are many occupations that require employees to operate vehicles, including truck drivers, emergency responders, delivery drivers, and salespeople. Workers who are injured in these types of accidents are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits.
Repetitive movement injuries: Many jobs require a worker to perform the same motion over and over again and this repetitiveness can cause the worker to suffer a strain or sprain to the parts of the body that makes these movements. Construction workers, cashiers, and workers who use computers are all at risk of developing this type of injury.
Contact with equipment or objects: There are many workplace accidents that occur because an employee was struck by some kind of object or a piece of equipment. For example, a piece of lumber may fall on a construction worker or products fall off a shelf on a grocery store clerk. How serious these accidents are depends on what type of object the employee is struck with and where the injury lands. For example, if an employee is hit in the head with a heavy object, they could sustain a serious traumatic brain injury.
Lacerations: Deep cuts often occur from failure to wear the correct safety gear or rushing to complete a project. No matter why a laceration or deep cut occurs, the worker is entitled to receive workers’ compensation benefits for any medical bills or loss of work time they have.
Contact Our Law Firm for Legal Assistance
If you have suffered a job injury or illness, contact the Law Offices of Franks, Koenig & Neuwelt. Call our office today to schedule a free and confidential consultation with a Palm Beach workers compensation lawyer.