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A workplace injury has the potential to keep you out of work and may even lead to permanent disability. For employees working in the industrial or construction industries, the risk of severe injury is higher. If you’ve been involved in a workplace accident that resulted in expensive medical bills and lost wages, you need the help of an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer.

At Felice Trial Attorneys, we’ve been representing injured victims in the West Palm Beach area and throughout the state of Florida for years. We understand the huge strain a workplace injury can put on you and your family and will work hard to ensure your workers’ compensation claim is filed properly. Our attorneys will fight for your rights if your claim is wrongfully denied. Contact us at (561) 444-8822 for help.

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Common Workplace Injuries

Under Florida’s workers’ compensation laws, an individual must sustain a physical injury or illness to qualify for benefits. These injuries can take many forms and vary in severity. What seems like a minor injury at the time can result in serious issues if not addressed immediately. That’s why it’s important to seek medical attention right away. Some common workplace injuries include:

  • Slip and Falls
  • Soft Tissue Injuries such as Strains and Sprains
  • Burns
  • Being Struck by Falling Objects
  • Machine entanglement
  • Loss of Limbs
  • Repetitive Stress Injuries
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Broken Bones
  • Being Struck or Crushed by Vehicles or Heavy Equipment
  • Electrocution

If you’ve sustained a workplace injury of any kind, it’s important to report the injury to your employer. Don’t wait to take action, as this can hurt your chances of receiving workers’ compensation benefits. If you’re unsure about the workers’ comp claims process or feel your rights are being violated, the attorneys at Felice Trial Attorneys can help.

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Occupational Illnesses

A workers’ compensation claim can also be filed if you’ve developed an occupational disease. These are illnesses directly caused by your job and workplace. Many times these illnesses are a result of exposure to a harmful substance. Others develop after performing repetitive motions for long periods of time. To qualify for workers’ compensation benefits, the illness must be proven by a doctor or through medical testing. Some common examples of occupational illnesses include:

  • Respiratory Diseases such as Mesothelioma or Tuberculosis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Skin Cancer
  • Lead Poisoning
  • Neurological Disorders

Many occupational illnesses can lead to permanent disabilities that prevent you from being able to continue the line of work you were in. If this has happened to you, it’s important you hire a workers’ compensation attorney to help prove your illness was caused by conditions in your workplace.

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Call A Workplace Injury Lawyer In West Palm Beach

If you’ve sustained a serious injury while working, you have the right to seek compensation for medical bills and lost wages. At Felice Trial Attorneys, we have the experience and legal expertise to help secure the appropriate workers’ compensation benefits for your injuries. In doing so, we’ll provide personalized assistance so you understand what’s happening every step of the way. It’s our goal to protect your rights while you recover from your injuries. Contact us today at (561) 444-8822 to schedule a free initial consultation.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you’ve been injured on the job, there are several important steps you need to take right away. Failing to take these steps can impact your chances of receiving workers’ compensation benefits. Seeking medical treatment should always be your first step. If your injuries are severe, get to the hospital right away. Then, make sure you report the injury to your employer within 30 days of the accident. If you don’t, you may not be able to receive workers’ compensation benefits. Once your employer files a claim, you’ll need to get follow-up medical treatment from a doctor authorized by the insurance company. If your employer fails to file a claim or your claim is denied, contact us for professional legal assistance.

In most cases, you cannot sue your employer for a workplace injury because of workers’ compensation laws. However, there may be some exceptions, such as if your employer intentionally caused your injury or failed to provide adequate safety measures.

No, it is illegal for an employer to retaliate or discriminate against an employee for filing a workers’ compensation claim. If you believe you have been fired or discriminated against for filing a claim, you may have legal options.

Workers’ compensation covers a wide range of injuries and illnesses that occur as a result of work-related activities. This can include injuries from accidents, repetitive stress injuries, and occupational diseases.

The time limit for filing a workers’ compensation claim varies by state. In Florida, you generally have 30 days from the date of the injury to report the injury to your employer and two years from the date of the injury to file a workers’ compensation claim. However, there may be exceptions to these time limits.

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