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Franks, Koenig, & Neuwelt

What to do if You Are Injured at the Workplace

The majority of businesses are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance, which protects employees who are injured or fall ill while working. This insurance covers medical expenses and lost wages (or a portion of these costs), regardless of who is at fault. If you have suffered a workplace illness or injury, you may find yourself searching for the best workers’ compensation attorney in the area. The West Palm Beach attorneys at Law Offices of Franks, Koenig & Neuwelt are skilled personal injury lawyers who work to ensure that our clients are fairly compensated when they are injured on the job. Our team has over 100 years of combined experience handling work injury cases in West Palm Beach, and it’s our job to alleviate any unnecessary stress during this hard time.

Are there eligibility requirements for workers’ compensation?

While laws regarding workers’ compensation due differ for each state, there are a few common requirements for receiving workers’ compensation benefits:

  • Your employer must carry workers’ compensation insurance. As previously mentioned, it is required for most businesses to hold this insurance, but the level of insurance does vary depending on the type of business, number of employees, and the type of work the employees perform.
  • You must be an employee. An employee is considered full-time, part-time, temporary, or seasonal. Volunteers and independent contractors do not qualify as employees. However, if you were injured as a volunteer or independent contractor, the best workers’ compensation attorney would advise filing a personal injury claim.
  • The injury was sustained during a job-related activity. It’s important to note that there are some grey areas with this requirement. Some injuries could be sustained off the worksite but still connected to a job activity, for example.

Types of Workplace Injuries

The most common types of workplace injuries and illnesses are caused from falling, motor vehicle accidents, repetitive motion, and handling hazardous materials manually.

  • Defective equipment, carelessness, and unsafe work conditions are the main causes of falling on the worksite. These can result in broken bones, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and even death.
  • If an employee was doing work-related business while in a motor vehicle accident, their injuries could be compensated by workers’ compensation. However, employees are not eligible for compensation if they were in a car accident commuting to or from work.
  • The most common injury reported is a repetitive motion injury. These occur from performing the same motion over and over for a long period of time. This can cause carpal tunnel, bursitis, and tendonitis.
  • Another common claim for workers’ compensation is for back injuries, caused by manually handling materials. This includes holding, lifting, carrying, placing, or lowering holds.

What should I do after an injury?

It is important to notify your supervisor directly after you have been injured at work. There are strict reporting guidelines that vary from state to state, so it is imperative to report your injury as soon as it takes place. Once your employer is aware of the situation, they are required to make sure you obtain proper medical attention. They are also responsible for filing a claim with their insurance company in West Palm Beach and with the state workers’ compensation board.

Consult with a Workers Compensation Attorney in West Palm Beach

Workers’ compensation doesn’t cover personal injuries that occur off the clock. If you have been injured at the worksite, however, you may be entitled to personal injury damages. Although it’s possible to file a claim on your own, there’s no harm in searching for the best workers compensation attorney West Palm Beach could provide for extra legal counsel.

At Law Offices of Franks, Koenig & Neuwelt, we have your best interests in mind. We use our extensive skills and prior experience to help guide our clients through the workers’ compensation process. Contact the Law Offices of Franks, Koenig & Neuwelt today at (561) 616-3800 for a consultation.

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Contact us today for a free consultation so we can discuss your situtaion.  It is not only important to talk to an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer when you have been hurt on the job, it is also the best way to make sure that you receive proper medical services and lost wages you are entitled to under the law. After all, the Workers’ Compensation law was created to protect you – the employee.

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Gregory Diggs
Gregory Diggs
August 4, 2022.
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I recommend this law firm to anyone with a worker's compensation case. The staff does a great job and they treat you like family. Judd Koenig was my attorney and went the extra mile and then some more securing my a nice settlement of my case.
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August 3, 2022.
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Great Attorney thank you Eric Lakind and staff Attentive, friendly, answered ever questions got results when I could not do it myself Cynthia
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August 2, 2022.
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Lisa was my lawyer she asked me questions and was very helpful. She and her team communicated with me about my cause and I'm super happy with her service.i will definitely recommend her and her company
Jaime Ieli
Jaime Ieli
July 29, 2022.
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My husband was hurt and never dealt with an attorney before. He looked up attorneys online & thru the grace of God got Lissa Dorsey as his attorney & she was truly amazing! She was very involved, always returned our phone calls & made the whole process as easy for us as she possibly could while my husband treated with Dr's and started his healing process. I would recommend her to any & everyone without a doubt.
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July 21, 2022.
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