Your job is your financial security. You work to support yourself and your family. If anything jeopardies your ability to make money, it can be scary.
While we know you don’t go to work thinking you will get injured, we know that it could happen. Luckily, most workers are eligible for workers’ compensation insurance when they are injured.
But what if they don’t offer enough to cover your expenses?
What if your claim is denied?
What if you are fired because you made a claim?
You may need to contact a North Miami Beach workers’ compensation lawyer to help answer those questions. At the Dante Law Firm, we will help you get the answers, and compensation, you are looking for.
There is no way around some workplace incidents. Accidents are going to happen, but they shouldn’t mean you suffer financially. That’s why each state has a workers’ compensation insurance system which is supposed to cover medical costs as well as a percentage of any income you lose while you are out of work.
In 2017, there were 57,080 workers’ compensation cases in Florida.
Kitchen workers, servers, law enforcement, landscapers, office workers. It doesn’t matter where you work. Sometimes accidents happen.
Even if the accident was your fault, workers’ compensation is supposed to cover it if it happened while you were working (not including if you were impaired by drugs or alcohol or doing something illegal).
But some injuries are harder to pinpoint on the workplace.
Repetitive stress injuries like carpal tunnel often manifest themselves over the course of years. Any time someone has to perform the same motions over and over again over long period of time, they can develop an RSI. Unfortunately, an employer or the insurance company may say the injury did not occur because of work related duties.
High-stress jobs also see employees more likely to suffer from mental illnesses such as depression and anxiety. These are also eligible to be covered by workers’ compensation insurance but are also hard to prove.
We don’t think it is fair a claim can be denied for an RSI or a mental illness. Just because they are hard to prove doesn’t mean that the work environment did not cause them.
Getting hurt at work can be a nightmare but can quickly become worse if you are denied a claim or not offered enough money to cover all of your expenses. When you need help, contact the Dante Law Firm for a workers’ compensation attorney in North Miami Beach. Our experienced team will stop at nothing to ensure you are being treated fairly. There is no reason you should be denied your rightful compensation after a workplace injury. You can contact us by clicking here or calling 305-949-2526 for a free consultation.