Leg Injuries At Work
When an accident happens in the workplace, a person can sustain various types of injuries to many different parts of the body. While some types of injuries are more common in certain workplaces than in others, it is important to know that particular types of accidents can occur at nearly any workplace, and serious injuries like head injuries and leg injuries can result. Depending upon the type of accident, a worker might suffer a leg injury, and the severity of the injury will be determined by the particular facts of the case. Given that legs are made up of many different parts, they can suffer a wide range of injuries. If you sustained a leg injury at work, you may be able to seek workers’ compensation benefits. Our Sunrise workers’ compensation attorneys have more information to help you.
Learning More About Leg Injuries
The term “leg injury” can refer to many different types of injuries that affect the leg. As MedlinePlus explains, “your legs are made up of bones, blood vessels, muscles, and other connective tissue,” which means that any of those parts can be harmed in an accident or as a result of a disease caused by certain types of exposures. MedlinePlus clarifies that the following are among the more common types of leg injuries that a worker may experience:
- Joint dislocation;
- Fracture, or broken bone;
- Torn ligament;
- Torn tendon; and
- Traumatic amputation.
Types of Jobs Where Leg Injuries Are Common
Sometimes leg injuries happen at work because of a slip, trip, or fall accident. It is essential to understand that these types of accidents can occur at nearly any workplace in South Florida, from a workplace that requires manual labor to an office environment where a worker performs professional or administrative tasks to a health care setting. When slips, trips, or falls happen, they commonly result in fractures, sprains and strains, and tears. At the same time, some types of jobs can put workers at greater risk of leg injuries, including traumatic amputations and broken bones. Some of the types of jobs in South Florida where serious and permanently disabling leg injuries occur can include, for example:
- Construction work;
- Farming and agricultural work;
- Manufacturing and factory work; and
- Truck and delivery driving.
Regardless of whether your leg injury occurred in one of the types of work listed above or in another job, it is important to begin the process of seeking workers’ compensation benefits. You will need to report the injury to your employer as soon as possible (within 30 days at a maximum) and seek medical care from an approved provider.
Contact Our Sunrise Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Today
Were you recently injured at work, and did your injury include a leg injury? You could be eligible to seek benefits through the Florida workers’ compensation system. You should get in touch with an attorney who can assess your case to determine your eligibility, and to ensure that you take all necessary steps in order to be eligible for compensation. One of the experienced Sunrise workers’ compensation lawyers at the Law Offices of David M. Benenfeld, P.A. can talk with you today about your work injury and your options for workers’ compensation coverage.