A work injury in Florida has the potential to keep you out of work and may even lead to permanent disability. For employees working in the industrial or construction industries, the risk of severe injury is higher. If you’ve been involved in a Florida work accident or work injury that resulted in medical bills and lost wages, you need the help of an experienced Florida workers’ compensation lawyer. Ehrlich & Naparstek, have been fighting for injured workers for over 27 years. We have a long track record of fighting for the much needed medical care and lost wages our hard working clients are entitled to. There is no case too small or too large for us. We only get paid when you receive benefits. We offer a free confidential consultation. If you have suffered a work injury in Florida it does not matter if you are a US citizen or an undocumented worker a long as your were injured in the course and scope of employment.
At Ehrlich & Naparstek, we’ve been representing injured victims in Stuart, Pt. St Lucie, Ft. Pierce, Vero Beach, Okeechobee, West Palm Beach, Boynton Beach, Wellington, Palm Beach Gardens, Delray Beach, Boca Raton and throughout the Treasure Coast, Palm Beach County and the entire state of Florida for over 27 years. We understand the huge strain a work injury in Florida can put on you and your family; we will work hard to ensure your workers’ compensation claim for medical care and lost wages is filed properly and we will be by your side through the entire process. Our attorneys will fight for your rights if your claim is wrongfully denied. With Ehrlich & Naparstek by your side, we will fight to make sure you receive the much needed medical care and wages you are entitled to under the law. Contact us at 772 842-8822 or 561 687-1717 for help now.
Common Workplace Injuries
Under Florida’s workers’ compensation laws, an individual who is not a first responder must sustain a physical injury or illness to qualify for benefits. These injuries can take many forms and vary in severity. What seems like a minor injury at the time can result in serious issues if not addressed immediately. That’s why it’s important to seek medical attention right away. Some common workplace injuries include:
- Slip and Fall
- Soft Tissue Injuries Such as Strains and Sprains
- Being Struck by Falling Objects
- Machine entanglement
- Loss of Limbs
- Repetitive Stress Injuries
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Broken Bones
- Being Struck or Crushed by Vehicles or Heavy Equipment
- Back Injury
- Neck Injury
- Knee Injury
- Brain Injury
- Shoulder Injury
- Hand Injury
If you’ve sustained a work injury in Florida of any kind, it’s important to report the injury to your employer. Don’t wait to take action, as this can hurt your chances of receiving workers’ compensation benefits. If you’re unsure about the workers’ compensation claims process or feel medical care is being delayed or denied or are not receiving lost wages timely, the attorneys at Ehrlich & Naparstek can help. If your medical care is being delayed or it has taken a while to get to see a doctor or specialist after a Florida work injury, call Ehrlich & Naparstek immediately!
A workers’ compensation claim can also be filed if you’ve developed an occupational disease. These are illnesses directly caused by your job and workplace. Many times these illnesses are a result of exposure to a harmful substance while others develop after performing repetitive motions for long periods of time. To qualify for workers’ compensation benefits, the illness must be proven by a doctor and through medical testing. Some common examples of occupational illnesses include:
- Respiratory Diseases Such as Mesothelioma or Tuberculosis
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Skin Cancer
- Lead Poisoning
- Neurological Disorders
Many occupational illnesses can lead to permanent disabilities that prevent you from being able to continue the line of work you were in. If this has happened to you, it’s important you hire a workers’ compensation attorney to help prove your illness was caused by conditions in your workplace.
What to Do After a Work Injury in Florida
If you’ve been injured in a work related incident in Florida, there are several important steps you need to take right away. Failing to take these steps can impact your chances of receiving Florida workers’ compensation benefits.
Report the injury to your employer and seek medical treatment right away. If your injuries are severe, get to the hospital right away. Make sure you report the injury to your employer within 30 days of the accident. If you don’t, you may not be able to receive Florida workers’ compensation benefits. Once your employer files a claim, you’ll need to get follow-up medical treatment from a doctor authorized by the insurance company. If your employer fails to file a claim or your claim is denied, contact us for immediate professional legal assistance.
If you’ve sustained a serious injury while working, you have the right to seek compensation for medical bills and lost wages. At Ehrlich & Naparstek, we have the experience and legal expertise to help secure the appropriate workers’ compensation benefits for your injuries including medical care and lost wages. In doing so, we’ll provide personalized Florida workers’ compensation injury assistance so you understand what’s happening every step of the way. We keep you updated and informed at every step in the process from our first call through settlement, trial and even appeal if necessary. It’s our goal to make sure you receive all of the medical care you need and lost wages while you recover from your work injury. Contact us today at 772 842-8822 or 561 687-1717 to schedule a free confidential initial consultation.