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Injuries on the Job

Workers’ Compensation in Miami & South Florida

Workers’ compensation injuries sustained on the job can be the result of picking up heavy equipment, injuries caused by equipment, automobile accidents while working, slipping and falling, chemical burns, poorly enforced safety regulations, or even the actions of fellow employees.

Workers' compensation is a benefit that is available to nearly all employees in Florida who suffer an injury that arose at work or outside of work while in the course of employment. Workers' compensation insurance companies have little incentive to see that your rights to fair and reasonable compensation are considered. Workers’ compensation provides for financial compensation for employees with work-related injuries, in particular compensation for lost wages and incurred medical costs.

  • The work-related injuries covered by workers' compensation include:
  • Neck, back, and knee injuries
  • Carpal tunnel (hand or wrist injuries)
  • Hearing problems
  • Eye injuries
  • Disfigurement of hands, face, or neck
  • Scarring of body
  • Work-related emotional problems
  • Work-induced heart attack or stroke
  • Occupational diseases such as asbestosis and dermatitis
  • Asthma or other work related pulmonary conditions
  • Loss of use of limbs
  • Other injuries

We assist our clients in working through this area of law in order to receive total medical care and a fair settlement from all possible sources. We have handled work injuries from back injuries, knee injuries, severe orthopedic injury, carpal tunnel (hand and wrist injuries), and catastrophic permanent injuries. We will handle cases where your medical treatment or benefits were denied by your employer.

If you have been injured on the job, call our Miami employment law attorneys immediately at 305.416.5000. We will visit you at the hospital or at home.

If you are fired as retaliation for filing a workers’ compensation claim or attempt to request workers’ compensation benefits, you have a claim for retaliatory discharge. Remer & Georges-Pierre, PLLC is experienced in handling workers’ compensation retaliation claims.

If you have any questions about workers’ compensation or injuries on the job, contact our firm to schedule your free initial consultation.