Deerfield Beach Workplace Accident Lawyer
If you were injured on the job, you may feel hopeless and at a loss as to what to do. After all, you do not want to make waves by filing a claim against your employer, right? While your rationale is not unusual, it is important to understand that the state mandates that employers pay for workers’ compensation for a reason—to ensure that injured workers get paid for injuries that they accrue while performing duties within the scope of employment, and to protect them from acts of retaliation. That said, while workers’ compensation laws are in place to protect your rights as an American worker, they are often complex, which is why it is best to retain the help of a Deerfield Beach work injury attorney who understands how workers’ comp cases work. Our Deerfield Beach workplace accident lawyers at the Leifer Law Firm is prepared to help you navigate those laws, file your claim, and, if necessary, assist you with secondary suits against negligent parties.
Understanding Workers’ Compensation
Workers who sustain work-related injuries or illnesses on the job are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. Typically, the types of damages workers are entitled to are as follows:
- Physical injuries;
- Stress-related injuries; and
- Psychological illness and/or injuries.
Sometimes a work-related injury occurs in a single instance and it does not take much to prove that work conditions were the cause of the accident. Other times, however, work-related ailments develop over time, such as in the case of lung-cancers or other diseases, and it can be difficult for the injured parties to prove that the ailment is somehow work related. When this occurs, our Deerfield Beach workers’ compensation lawyers put our research skills and resources to use to uncover the true cause of the injury and to produce the evidence necessary to connect it to the work conditions.
Benefits Available Through Workers’ Compensation
Many of our clients often wonder if the benefits offered by workers’ compensation are enough to cover the true costs of their injuries. While this is a valid concern, know that should you prevail in a workers’ compensation case, you will be awarded an ample amount of benefits, and enough to cover the cost of your damages. Some benefits to which you may be entitled include but are not limited to the following:
- Medical Costs: You will be compensated for any past medical expenses accrued as a result of a work-related injury.
- Temporary Disability: If you are unable to perform your job duties as normal, you may be eligible for temporary disability after a certain number of days of missed work.
- Permanent Disability: If your injuries prevent you from ever working again, or if they prevent you from performing your normal job duties, you may be entitled to permanent disability.
- Death: If you lost a loved one in a work-related accident, you may be entitled to survival benefits.
Contact Our Deerfield Beach Workplace Accident Lawyers Today
If you were injured in a workplace accident, you are more likely than not entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. Contact the workplace accident lawyers at the Leifer Law Firm to discuss your case and options today.