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.