When you work, you do it so you can support yourself and your family. Hopefully you love the work you do, but that is besides the point. A steady income and benefits are extremely important.
But what if you get hurt on the job?
While most of the time workers’ compensation insurance covers workplace injuries, sometimes they do not pay enough or even deny your claim.
In the worst cases, people get fired for reporting an injury.
If you need a workers’ compensation attorney in Sunny Isles Beach, contact the Dante Law Firm now. Our attorneys will work to get you the compensation you need to cover all of your injury-related expenses.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are around three million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses reported.
Workplace safety experts say that the top ten most serious workplace injuries, ones that cause employees to miss six or more days of work, are:
Most of those are what you would think of as typical workplace traumatic injuries. We want to highlight number ten and point out that it is referencing repetitive stress injuries.
Repetitive stress injuries can affect workers in almost every job. The most well-known RSI is carpal tunnel syndrome, which usually arises in people who type for hours every day.
RSIs can happen any time the body has to exert itself in the same motion over and over again. People who stock shelves commonly end up with an RSI.
These injuries can be harder to pinpoint on a work-related problem and are more likely to be denied by workers’ compensation.
Mental illnesses can be caused by the workplace and should be covered by workers’ compensation. Unfortunately, many people fear reporting these types of injuries. It is not easy to go to a supervisor and tell them you are having depression, anxiety, PTSD, or another mental illness.
High-stress work environment can bring on symptoms of mental illnesses and these should be taken seriously. Being denied coverage for a mental illness that was caused by work is wrong.
If workers’ compensation is not offering you enough money or has denied your claim, do not panic. Contact the Dante Law Firm. We know how devastating a workplace injury can be, especially if it keeps you from earning any money to support your family.
Our team will work to ensure you have enough to cover all of your medical expenses, both short and long-term. We will also make sure your have enough to live on while you heal. When you need a Sunny Isles Beach workers’ compensation attorney, contact us by clicking here or calling 305-949-2526 for a free consultation.