Fort Lauderdale Workplace Injury Lawyer
Workplace injuries can happen any time, and they can happen over time. Injuries and accidents are as varied as the Florida workplaces themselves, but in any instance, the employer’s workers’ compensation insurance should provide the injured worker with medical coverage and wage loss replacement. Below we look at some of the most common kinds of injuries in Florida workplaces and the excuses insurance companies make to deny claims for benefits. If you get injured on the job and need help getting benefits in Broward, Miami-Dade or Palm Beach County, contact The Law Offices of David Benenfeld, P.A., at our offices in Sunrise, Fort Lauderdale or West Palm Beach. Our Fort Lauderdale workplace injury lawyers have years of experience helping injured workers like you get medical care and compensation after an injury at work.
Back & Neck Injuries – Jobs that require heavy lifting, reaching overhead, bending, or standing for long periods can cause painful and debilitating neck and back injuries. You might need medication, physical therapy or significant time off to recover. Some spinal injuries need surgery to correct. Insurance companies will often disagree over the appropriate form of treatment, and they are also likely to claim your condition is caused by a degenerative disease or activities you engage in outside of work. We’ll work to prove your injury is job-related and help you get the right kind of treatment.
Head & Brain Injuries – Head and brain injuries, including skull fractures, concussions and traumatic brain injury, can happen in a fall or from being struck by a falling object or moving piece of equipment. These are some of the most common types of workplace accidents in construction. Getting a prompt and accurate diagnosis of a head or brain injury is vital to getting appropriate care and treatment. It may be important to see a specialist for an accurate diagnosis, but it’s up to the employer’s workers’ comp carrier to decide if you get to see a specialist or not. If you don’t think you are getting the care you need, call Fort Lauderdale worker’s comp attorney David Benenfeld for help.
Shoulder & Knee Injuries – Lifting and carrying heavy objects, working with heavy equipment, twisting and turning on the job, or slipping or tripping at work are the main routes to a shoulder or knee injury in the workplace. Common injuries include tendon, ligament and joint injuries, particular to the MCL, ACL or meniscus in the knee, or the rotator cuff in the shoulder. Treatment ranges from pain relievers and rest to invasive surgeries and joint replacement. Expect that insurers will shy away from more expensive treatment, along with claiming your injury is the result of playing sports, a car accident, or a degenerative disease.
Repetitive Strain Injuries – Workers who perform the same movement day in and day out are at risk of developing a repetitive strain injury, also known as repetitive stress or repetitive motion injuries. Factory and warehouse workers are at risk for chronic back or neck problems, particularly if they work on an assembly line or with jarring equipment such as jackhammers. Office workers are also highly at risk for repetitive strain injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome or tendinosis form typing or moving a mouse, as well as back and neck problems due to long periods of sitting. You may need work accommodations or even surgery, but the insurance company is likely to wave away any claims of a serious injury if you don’t have an experienced workers’ comp lawyer advocating for you.
Our Fort Lauderdale Workers’ Compensation Lawyer can Help You When You are Injured on the Job
For help getting workers’ compensation after an injury on the job in Broward, Miami-Dade or Palm Beach County, call The Law Offices of David Benenfeld in Sunrise, Fort Lauderdale or West Palm Beach. We offer a free initial consultation, and we’ll only charge a fee if we are successful in recovering benefits on your behalf.