Common Types of Workers’ Comp Claims in Florida
Workers’ compensation exists for those cases in which a worker is injured while performing work activities. This compensation provides benefits to workers that can help them cover medical expenses, treatment and rehabilitation, and lost wages. In addition, in case of the worker’s death, funeral expenses, loss of income, among others.
Claims for workers’ compensation can be filed for a number of reasons. Here are some of the most common injuries that we find in the state of Florida:
- Being hit by an object. In many workplaces, there is a risk of an object falling on a worker. It can be something falling from the ceiling, flying objects due to other activities, or even machinery out of control. In every case, the injuries can be severe. An attorney could be of great help in determining the benefits you should pursue, as well as whether other conditions should be taken into account, such as the lack of security protocols. The most common injuries can be found in the head, neck, back, hands, and feet.
- Slips / Trips & Falls. These types of accidents are one of the most common that we can find in the workplace. Workers can slip on a wet or slippery surface, trip over an object in their path, or fall from a height while performing their work. The most common injuries found here are in the back, spinal cord, legs, arms, neck, and wrist.
- Strain. Performing a repetitive task without proper precautions, safety equipment, and rest can cause many injuries due to excessive physical effort. For example, constantly lifting heavy things, forced postures, repetitive movements, etc. In this type of injury, we can find damage to the muscles and tendons, back, dislocations, and other serious injuries.
If you have been hurt at work and you are not receiving the help you need, contact us.