Workers Compensation Attorneys in West Palm Beach, FL
Most of us work hard for our paychecks, whether it’s on a construction site, at an industrial plant, or in an office. And although you may expect that some jobs naturally take a more physical toll on the body than others, every worker has a right to a safe work environment.
Every year, millions of workers are injured on the job or suffer a job-related illness. Although construction, manufacturing, and industrial workers tend to suffer some of the highest injury rates, any worker in any job could be injured or suffer a work-related illness.
When this happens, workers’ compensation benefits should be available to cover medical bills, restore a portion of lost wages, or provide for job retraining. Unfortunately, employers and insurance companies can make it difficult for workers to get the benefits they deserve after a workplace accident. That’s where the experienced Florida workers’ compensation attorneys at Rosenthal, Levy, Simon & Ryles come in. Our attorneys have decades of experience standing up for the rights of injured workers in West Palm Beach and Port St. Lucie, and we will demand the maximum accident injury compensation for your claim.
Contact us today to schedule a free consultation and get started on your workers’ compensation claim. If you would be more comfortable discussing your case in Spanish, contact one of our Spanish-speaking workers’ compensation attorneys.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR WORKERS’ COMPENSATION IN FLORIDA?
Workers’ compensation covers employees who suffer an injury or illness caused by their work or working conditions. This includes injuries caused by accidents or illnesses caused by exposure to dangerous materials on the job. You may also get benefits if you travel for business, as well. However, a worker who has a crash during the morning commute likely would not be entitled to benefits.
Employers and workers’ compensation insurers often try to raise exceptions in an attempt to deny a valid claim. They may tell you that you are not eligible for compensation, but you shouldn’t just take their word for it. Contact an experienced West Palm Beach or Port St. Lucie workers’ compensation lawyer from Rosenthal, Levy, Simon & Ryles to discuss your rights and learn how you may be able to pursue accident injury compensation.
WHAT ARE COMMON INJURIES REPORTED IN WORKERS’ COMPENSATION CLAIMS?
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 4,679 workers were killed on the job in 2014. That’s more than 13 deaths each day. Meanwhile, the bureau tracked about 3.7 million cases of reported injuries and illnesses among workers across the United States.
In Florida, the Division of Workers’ Compensation offers a breakdown of the most common causes of injuries reported in workers’ compensation claims in 2015:
Strains or sprains: 16,400 cases
Fall or slip injuries: 13,454 cases
Struck or injured by an object: 6,148 cases
Cuts, punctures, and scrapes: 2,665 cases
Motor vehicle accidents: 2,324 cases
Caught in or between (such as with machinery): 1,880 cases
Striking against/stepping on: 1,703 cases
Burns, scalding, heat or cold exposure: 866 cases
Whether you are pursuing an industrial accident claim, a construction site injury claim, or compensation for an injury at the office, the attorneys at Rosenthal, Levy, Simon & Ryles are ready to discuss what happened to you and determine how we can help you get back on your feet.
WHAT DOES WORKERS’ COMPENSATION COVER IN FLORIDA?
Workers’ compensation in Florida generally offers the following benefits:
- Coverage for medical bills related to on-the-job injuries or illnesses, including mileage to and from your doctors’ appointments.
- Partial repayment of lost wages due to temporary total or partial disability.
- Benefits if you are permanently restricted or prevented from working at all due to disabilities that result from the injury or illness.
- Death benefits for surviving immediate family members, if an injury or illness proves fatal within one year.