When you go to work each day, we know you aren’t thinking about getting hurt. All you are thinking about is getting your job done and getting home safely to your family. But what happens if you do get injured at work?
Do you know your next steps?
If you get hurt at work, hopefully your employer treats you well and helps secure workers’ compensation insurance for your injuries. If they don’t, or if your claim is denied, you may need a Miami Gardens workers’ compensation attorney. You can count on the Dante Law Firm to be by your side.
Getting hurt at work is not something anyone wants to experience. While some injuries are obvious, others are not. Let’s look at some of the ways people get hurt at work.
If you slip and fall at work, you could sprain joints or break bones. In fact, slip and fall accidents account for 5 percent of job-related fatalities for women and 11 percent for men. A worst-case scenario would be a head injury. Objects falling can also cause harm. If you work in a kitchen environment, you are prone to getting lacerations or burns. If your job involves driving, vehicle crashes could cause major trauma. Construction workers are particularly prone to traumatic accidents, accounting for over 21 percent of fatalities in private workplace accidents in 2016.
If you work around hazardous chemicals, they could cause damage to your lungs, eyes, or skin if an accident occurs.
You may have heard of carpal tunnel syndrome, but that is only one repetitive-stress injury that affects workers. Anytime someone has to perform the same motion over and over again for a period of time, stressing muscles and bones while doing so, they can develop major medical problems. These injuries often do not show symptoms until years after a job has begun or ended and are sometimes mistaken for something other than a workplace injury.
Mental health related problems are covered by workers’ compensation but can be harder to prove. Jobs that are high-stress are much more likely to cause mental health problems. People in social work, law enforcement, high-level management, etc. are prone to depression, anxiety, and burn out.
We know you didn’t want to get injured at work, but we also recognize that sometimes accidents happen. If you are hurt and your workers’ compensation claim is denied, don’t panic. At the Dante Law Firm, our experienced attorneys will work to help get you the compensation you need to cover your medical expenses and lost income. We know that some injuries are harder to prove are work-related, but we know how to handle these types of cases. If you need a workers’ compensation attorney in Miami Gardens, we are ready. There is no reason you should be denied coverage when you need it the most. You can contact us by clicking here or calling 305-949-2526 for a free consultation.