In 2012 alone, close to 3,000,000 private industry nonfatal injuries and illnesses were recorded in the U.S. per the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Cases involving days lost from work exceeded $900,000. The workers’ compensation system in Florida exists to provide needed benefits to workers like these who have been injured or made ill through their employment.
At Steinger, Iscoe & Greene, our legal team effectively represents the injured in pursuing the claims that will provide them with proper medical treatment and compensation for lost wages. Our Fort Lauderdale workers’ compensation lawyers know how important such a claim can be to you and your family at such a difficult time. When injured or ill, the last thing you need to add to your worries is how you will pay for medical care as well as your daily living expenses due to lost income.
Aside from the concerns you may have over your medical condition, other uncertainties you may face after a workplace injury include how to prepare and document your claim, whether or not your employer will support your claim, and what kind of compensation you may finally obtain. Dealing with any bureaucratic process can be confusing and frustrating.
Our firm deals with these matters every week and through our years of experience we have gained the requisite knowledge and skills to be effective. A Fort Lauderdale workers’ compensation attorney at Steinger, Iscoe & Greene can answer your questions, inform you of your options, and explain the workers’ compensation system benefits for which you may be eligible. We can follow through in documenting and submitting your claim to help you obtain the benefits you are owed.
Under Florida law, you are eligible for benefits if you were injured, as in a fall, as a consequence of performing some action required for your work. You may also be eligible if you developed an illness or a repetitive-motion strain injury that evolved over time. Occupational illnesses can result in certain types of work where exposure to pollutants, fumes, or other toxins takes place.
Constant lifting, pushing, pulling, or other activities which involve repetitive physical action can result in strain injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, and edema affecting the hands, fingers, arms, back, and other body parts. These latter types of injuries may be more difficult to document and prove in any claim, which means getting our professional help will be advantageous.
Whether you work in an office, at a warehouse, or a construction site, at sea or underground, operating a forklift or driving a dump truck, a work-related injury or illness can temporarily or permanently disable you. In all of these cases, your employer’s compensation insurance covers valid claims and provides the benefits of medical care as well as disability payments. Disability payments are available for partial and total disability whether temporary or permanent. Death benefits may also be available in cases where a worker has died or in specific catastrophic injury cases.
Learn more about your case in a free review from our firm. Contact Steinger, Iscoe & Greene to schedule a consultation with an experienced and caring Fort Lauderdale workers’ compensation attorney.