Getting hurt on the job is a reality that affects a substantial amount of workers each year, with over 4.2 medically consulted injuries in 2021, according to the National Security Council. For many, they work in a job that is more likely to result in injury, like construction or manufacturing, but for others, a workplace injury can come as a surprise. Either way, Attorney Garnes wants to help you receive the compensation you deserve.
Unfortunately, some employers will work to remove the fault of an accident from themselves in an effort to avoid paying expenses that can pile up as a result of the injury. If your company is at fault, Attorney Garnes wants to make sure they’re held accountable while you work on getting better.
Even if you don’t think that your injury is covered under workers’ compensation, you should consult with a Florida workers’ compensation attorney. Certain injuries may be covered even if they didn’t happen on company property. For instance, if you’re running an errand at your employer’s request or walking through the parking lot on company property, you may qualify for worker’s compensation. We want to make sure you’re getting the full benefits that will make the financial aspect of recovery as easy as possible.
In the event of an incident that happens on company property or while you are working, do the following:
- If the injury is severe, call 911 immediately.
- If the injury isn’t severe, assess the pain and determine if a hospital visit is necessary.
- Take pictures of the area where the injury occurred whether or not there was a visible cause.
- Make note of who was present in case they’re needed to provide witness statements.
- Keep a record of all doctor visits, medications, and paperwork.
- Contact Attorney Garnes to discuss your situation and determine what actions are necessary to receive compensation.
Establishing liability for injuries can be complex when it comes to determining whether or not the incident falls under workers’ compensation protection, and Attorney Garnes can help you assess the situation and lay out a course of action.
Workers’ compensation claims that end in a settlement can include:
- Medical Expenses: Medical expenses include hospital stays, medications, exams, tests, physical therapy, and more. Settlements can also cover medical accessories like crutches and walkers.
- Lost Wages: Being out of work after an accident or injury can result in lost wages. A workers’ compensation settlement can require the employer to pay for lost wages, including lost future income.