Sarasota Workplace Injury Lawyer
You go to work every day, do your job well, and take pride in your work. Which is why if you’re injured on the job, you have a reasonable expectation that your employer will help to take care of you. Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon for workers who are injured on the job to have questions about their rights and options following a workplace injury, and even to be denied the benefits that they are entitled to. At the law offices of Barbas Nunez Sanders Butler & Hovsepian, our Sarasota workplace injury lawyers can help you if you’ve been injured at work. To learn more about our services, please call us today for your free consultation.
Common Types of Workplace Injuries
Our attorneys provide representation for workers who have been injured on the job. Some of the most common types of workplace accidents include:
- Slips, trips, and falls;
- Falls from heights;
- Machinery and equipment accidents;
- Electrocution accidents;
- Motor vehicle accidents;
- Exposure to loud noise; and
- Exposure to toxic substances.
These accidents, and others, can leave workers with severe injuries. Some of the most common workplace injuries include repetitive strain injuries, soft tissue sprains and strains, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, bone fracture injuries, lacerations, crush injuries, internal injuries, burn injuries, and hearing loss.
Your Rights Following a Workplace Injury
If you are injured in an accident in Florida, you have the right to bring forth a workers’ compensation claim for damages. In order to preserve this right, it is very important that you inform your employer of the accident immediately. Next, you should seek medical care – if you are not seeking emergency care, be sure to see an approved physician, otherwise you may have to pay for the medical services out of pocket.
Nearly all employers in our state are required to carry workers’ compensation coverage and, if your injuries occurred during the course of your employment, you’re eligible for benefits. Benefits under workers’ compensation include medical benefits for the full value of your necessary and reasonable medical expenses, lost wages and other monetary compensation if you are unable to work as a result of your injury or can only work in a restricted duty capacity, and death benefits for your loved ones should the accident result in death.
Call Our Sarasota Workplace Injury Lawyers Today
If you are injured at work, you deserve to be compensated in full for the losses you have suffered. Unfortunately, your employer’s workers’ compensation insurer may not be eager to pay you the settlement that you deserve, or recognize the validity of your claim at all. If you are filing a workers’ compensation claim and need help navigating the process, please reach out to our Sarasota workplace injury lawyers for your free consultation. Our lawyers have the years of experience you’re looking for, and we are firmly committed to protecting our clients’ best interests. Reach us now to start the process – we work on a contingency fee basis and can begin work on your case immediately.