St. Lucie County Work Injury Compensation Lawyer
After suffering an injury at work, it’s important to explore your legal options – speaking with a St. Lucie work injury compensation lawyer can help to clarify both which options are available to you generally and which option is the best way forward for you and your family. Too often, individuals injured on the job are under the impression that their only available option is to file for workers’ compensation benefits. In truth, this may not be the only way forward, and some workers aren’t eligible to file for these benefits in the first place. It is generally a good idea to avoid making assumptions about the potential “ins and outs” of your case until you’ve spoken with the experienced Florida legal team at the Law Offices of Franks, Koenig, & Neuwelt.
What Does OSHA Have to Do with Work Injury Claims?
Another assumption that workers too often make in the wake of a work-related injury is that there is little to be done about their situation beyond filing a workers’ compensation claim. Our firm takes great pride in helping workers secure the maximum amount of work-related compensation to which they are entitled, through the workers’ compensation system, the personal injury claims process, or both of these platforms. However, we also take great pride in helping to ensure that injured workers are able to return to work safely. This is where OSHA comes in.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is a federal agency dedicated to ensuring, “safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance.” One of the tools that OSHA uses to enforce its mandate is inspections of American jobsites. Many of these inspections are routine, prompted by nothing other than a schedule that helps to ensure the relative safety of all workplaces. However, some inspections are prompted by anonymous safety complaints filed by workers and other interested parties. In the event that you were harmed on the job due to unsafe working conditions, you and your coworkers will remain at-risk of additional harm until something forces those working conditions to change. Depending upon your circumstances, you may be interested in filing an anonymous safety complaint and request for an OSHA worksite inspection. If so, our St. Lucie work injury compensation lawyer team can help you with that part of your current situation as well.
Legal Assistance Is Available
Our firm is dedicated to helping workers secure rightful compensation and to ensuring that injured workers return to jobsites that honor the safety regulations designed to keep American workers from harm. If you have yet to schedule a case evaluation with our firm, please do so now. We’ll tailor our services to your unique needs. Our St. Lucie County work injury compensation lawyer team believes in representing a workers’ interests as a whole, not just those that serve their immediate need for access to rightful compensation.