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Wrist Injuries At Work

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Many different types of jobs in Fort Lauderdale require employees to use their hands regularly, from professions involving a significant amount of computer work to health care professions involving surgical precision to work performed by electricians and plumbers. Wrist injuries vary significantly in terms of their severity, with some wrist injuries or conditions healing… Read More »

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Workers’ Compensation For Hand Injuries

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Hand injuries on the job can be devastating. So many different types of professions require the extensive use of your hands, including health care and medical services, any job that requires typing, construction work, driving, manufacturing, plumbing, electrician work, sewing, and various other jobs in distinct industries. If you suffered a hand injury at… Read More »

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MRI Results And Workers’ Compensation

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

After a workplace injury or prior to a diagnosis with an occupational disease, you may need to have an MRI in order for a health care provider to accurately assess your condition. It is important to understand when MRI results may be important or even necessary for your workers’ compensation claim, and what you… Read More »

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Workers’ Compensation For Herniated Discs

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Various types of work tasks can result in motions or body movements that cause herniated discs. According to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), a herniated disc can result from either a “single excessive strain or injury,” or from “disc material degeneration” that occurs over time as a result of aging and certain… Read More »

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Nerve Tests And Workers’ Compensation

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Workplace accidents can result in a wide range of injuries, including nerve injuries. In some cases, occupational diseases like carpal tunnel syndrome can also result in nerve damage that may be compensable through the Florida workers’ compensation system. It is important for you to know that, if you sustained nerve damage at work in… Read More »

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Workers’ Compensation For Bulging Discs

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Bulging discs and herniated discs are similar, but it is important to know that there are distinctions between these types of injuries that can result from workplace tasks and accidents. If you have a job that puts you at risk of a back injury, it will be important to work with a health care… Read More »

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Workplace Injuries: Tears

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Tears can be serious injuries that occur in the workplace, and they can affect different parts of the body. You should know that tears are a type of soft tissue injury, which means that they affect a person’s ligaments, muscles, or tendons. When a tear results from an accident that happens on the job,… Read More »

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Reporting Injuries And Workers’ Compensation Requirements

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Nobody goes to work expecting to suffer a serious injury that will require medical care and will result in a disability and missed workdays. However, workplace accidents and injuries happen with some frequency in South Florida and throughout the country. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there were nearly… Read More »

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New Employees And Workers’ Compensation Claims

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

New employees in West Palm Beach and in businesses across the country may be more likely to suffer injuries on the job than employees who have been with the company for a lengthier period of time, according to a report from Travelers Insurance. Indeed, as Travelers explains, “more than one-third of workplace injuries occur… Read More »

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I Did Not Report My Injury On Time: Now What?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

When you get hurt on the job, it can be difficult to focus on anything except getting the medical care you need and dealing with the physical and emotional consequences of your injury. Our Sunrise workers’ compensation lawyers know you might not realize that you need to report your injury to your employer quickly,… Read More »

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