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West Palm Beach Workers Compensation Lawyer

Franks, Koenig, & Neuwelt

West Palm Beach Workers Compensation Lawyer

West Palm Beach Workers Compensation Lawyer

Finding the right West Palm Beach workers’ compensation lawyer following a workplace accident or injury can mean the difference in obtaining benefits or being turned out in the cold.

West Palm Beach Workers Compensation LawyerAfter an industrial accident or repetitive trauma injury occurs, an injured worker should be aware that they may be entitled to receive certain medical and lost wage benefits. However, Florida’s workers’ compensation laws are very confusing. What would seem logical and reasonable is not necessarily what actually happens. A West Palm Beach work injury compensation lawyer is essential to insure your rights are protected.

The workers’ compensation system is set up to help injured workers. However, the laws are geared toward helping the insured, not the injured worker. Handling a claim yourself can lead to frustration, aggravation and a sense of hopelessness.

A West Palm Beach workers’ compensation lawyer is trained to help injured workers navigate the confusing workers’ compensation system and come out with the lost wages and medical care that should have been provided by the insurance company from the get-go.

Whether you are hurt in a car accident or by lifting heavy material, you are entitled to medical care. Whether the accident was your fault or not does not matter. An experienced West Palm Beach workers’ compensation lawyer will be able to explain how the laws work and provide you with reasonable expectations as to what can be expected after being hurt at work.

A work injury lawyer should be able to review your situation and formulate a game plan for your case. This involves reviewing any medical records, recommendation for future care, and helping you to decide what is best for you and your family.

Hiring a West Palm Beach work injury compensation lawyer provides you the security of knowing your medical care and money is being protected. An aggressive stance is required when dealing with the workers’ compensation adjusters and insurance companies. Adjusters are not interested in doing everything they can for you. They are interested in saving money for their employer, the insurance company, not you.

Your West Palm Beach workers’ compensation lawyer will help obtain medical care, including doctors, examinations, x-rays, MRI’s, EMG’s, medication, therapy, surgery and even mileage reimbursement when you have to drive to and from medical appointments and the pharmacy.

In addition to medical care, a West Palm Beach workers’ compensation lawyer will fight to recover lost wages, called indemnity benefits. Depending on what the work comp doctors say about your ability to return to work, or inability to return to work, the workers’ compensation adjusters are supposed to pay you lost wage. The wages are not automatic, but an experienced work comp lawyer will be able to explain how indemnity checks are calculated, mailed and what an injured worker can do to guarantee payment.

Common Workplace Injuries 

As a skilled West Palm Beach workers compensation lawyer can elaborate on, there are common types of injuries that many workers experience, such as the following: 

  • Concussions
  • Repetitive motion injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries 
  • Dislocated joints 
  • Leg injuries
  • Cuts, scrapes and bruises
  • Internal bleeding
  • Illness (such as due to chemical exposure) 

Many workers suffer an injury due to a simple accident such as misplaced items, but in other cases accidents occur because of safety violations done by staff or the employer that could have been prevented. In any case, you should take prompt action if you have been injured at work so that you do not have to pay out of pocket for the sudden expenses. 

How to Report a Work Injury or Illness

When you have suffered an injury or illness that can qualify for workers compensation, report the accident right away. To file a workplace injury, you need to give your detailed account of the accident and inform your supervisor. They will tell you about what documents need to be filled out and your next steps. They may ask you to include medical records as evidence that you have been injured. Check in with them frequently for updates and to provide additional information or records if necessary. 

It is important that you do these steps as early as possible to initiate the workers compensation process. Your report must be done in time so that you can file your claim. 

Can an Employer Retaliate For Reporting an Injury? 

It is common for some employers to actually discourage their workers from proceeding with a worker’s compensation claim. They do not want to go through the hassle of the claims process, and they may actually end up having to pay the consequences, such as if the employer was liable for the accident. As a West Palm Beach workers compensation lawyer can explain, insurance companies that work for your employer will go to great lengths to avoid paying for a worker’s injury. You must be mindful and do all of the steps to ensure that your claim is strong and will be processed successfully.  

Tips You Can Avoid a Workplace Injury 

There are many ways you can suffer While at work. However taking precautions can help you to avoid suffering severe injuries. In many cases, a large portion of workplace injuries are preventable. Know these important tips so that you can stay safe while you’re at work. 

  • Know the steps of tasks you have to complete and procedures you need to follow
  • Look out for exposed wires or objects that can get in your way
  • Clean up any spilled liquids or food that you see immediately
  • Be familiar with company safety policies, such as how to use specific equipment and how to handle chemicals safely 
  • Take frequent breaks, especially if you are working on tasks that involve repetitive motion, such as typing or lifting 

Working carefully on your tasks not only allows you to do your work more efficiently, but safely as well. If you have any questions or concerns about workplace injuries, you can contact a West Palm Beach lawyer who is ready to offer assistance. 

If you think you have been hurt at work and are in need of legal assistance, contact one of the experienced workers’ compensation attorney at the law offices of Franks, Koenig & Neuwelt online or at 561-616-3800 for a free and confidential 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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