Common Workplace Injuries That Can Result in Workers' Compensation Claims in Florida
At MLG Injury, our workers’ compensation attorneys in Florida know that under Florida law, our no-fault system means workers are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits regardless of whether negligence caused their workplace injury.
Unfortunately, that does not stop the employer’s workers’ compensation insurance provider from trying to undervalue or deny our clients’ claims, even when their injuries are common occurrences in their respective industries.
Here are some of the most common workplace injuries that lead to workers’ compensation claims throughout the U.S., and how we can help you pursue the benefits you deserve when facing resistance from the insurance company.
Laceration injuries, which can include deep cuts or tears to the skin, can occur in virtually any industry but are common in restaurants, food production, manufacturing, and machine shops, and when severe, can leave employees out of work for extended periods.
Contusions result in bruising that occurs after a bump to the body when employees are hit by or against an object or after suffering a fall. While most contusions may not be severe on their own, swelling and severe pain shortly after the collision can signal a more severe injury, including a concussion or internal bleeding.
Strains and Sprains
Strains are stretched or torn muscles and tendons.
Sprains are stretched or torn ligaments.
These injuries can also occur in nearly any industry during slips, trips, and falls, or twisting and pulling motions, including improper lifting or ergonomic movements. Depending on the injured person’s position, strain and/or sprain injuries can require extended medical care, surgery, and rehabilitation and therapy.
Burn injuries can be caused by heat, steam, radiation, chemicals, and electricity and are common in restaurants, manufacturing, and production industries. Depending on the degree of the burn, and where it occurred, employees can be left facing significant medical care requirements and skin grafting procedures that can leave them out of work for extended periods.
Broken and fractured bones are common manual labor and heavy equipment and machine workforces but can happen just about anywhere and to anyone, including retail employees and office personnel after a slip, trip, or fall.
Cumulative or Continuous Trauma
When employees work in positions that require repetitive motions, each day, for years over their careers, the degradation of a body part, joints, muscles or can result and leave their future movements difficult to endure.
Consult With a Skilled Workers’ Compensation Attorney in Florida to Face the Insurance Company With Confidence
Insurance companies are in the business of making money, which is why their first line of defense is to deny workers’ compensation claims or significantly undervalue the employee’s injuries, to try and pay as little money as possible.
With an experienced Florida workers’ compensation attorney by your side, we will present the necessary evidence to strengthen your case while managing all the paperwork, deadlines, and legal requirements to pursue a successful case while you focus on your physical well-being.
Contact Our Skilled Personal Injury Lawyers in Florida for a Free Consultation Today
To determine the full extent of your injuries and pursue the workers’ compensation benefits you are entitled to for your work injuries, contact our experienced Florida personal injury lawyers at MLG Injury to schedule a free consultation today by calling 888-904-2524.