Workplace injuries can happen in any industry and to anyone. If you have been in an accident at work in Fort Pierce, you may have endured physical injuries, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
You do not need to add the hassle of dealing with insurance companies to your plate during this difficult time. Let a Fort Pierce work injury lawyer help you pursue the compensation you deserve.
Call The Landau Law Group at (866) 703-4878 today for a free, no-obligation consultation. We can start working on your case immediately, freeing you up to recover and heal from your injuries.
Reporting a Work-Related Injury
When you have been injured in the workplace in Florida, the state requires you to first report it to your employer. A workplace injury involves any type of injury you suffer while performing duties related to your job.
What the Employer Must Do
FL § 440.185 requires the employer to follow several steps after they receive a work injury report. The employer must start by reporting the situation to the insurance company as soon as possible. There is a maximum seven-day reporting period the employer must follow.
Within three days after receiving notice of the accident, the insurance company must send you information about your rights and how you should proceed.
What Happens When Your Employer Does Not Listen
Sometimes, you may follow all of the rules and regulations for this type of case, but your employer does not. Some employers may be unwilling to report the accident, hoping that your injuries are minor and will go away on their own.
You are permitted to report the situation yourself if your company declines to do so. This is where a Fort Pierce work injury lawyer from The Landau Law Group can step in and help you. We have dealt with situations like this for years, and we know how to make sure insurance companies and employers listen to your concerns. Call us today at (866) 703-4878 for a free case review.
Understanding Your Potential Compensation
Even if you report your injuries properly and follow all rules laid out by your employer or insurance company, you may not receive fair treatment. The insurance company may not listen to all of your concerns about your future health, or it may try to minimize the true nature of your injuries.
The Landau Law Group knows how to cut through red tape to protect your right to recover the compensation that you deserve.
Receiving Damages for Your Injuries
While every situation is unique, when you have been injured in the workplace, you can typically receive compensation for items that include:
- Doctor and hospital visits immediately after the accident
- Costs of ongoing medical care and therapy
- Costs of prescription drugs
- Reimbursement for equipment related to your care
- Reimbursement for wages lost during your recovery
- Reduced quality of life
- Pain and suffering
Should you or a loved one suffer a disability after your workplace accident injuries, you can also pursue disability benefits, both now and into the future.
Wrongful Death Claim
If a loved one passed away after a work injury, we can help you file a wrongful death claim that seeks additional consultation for funeral and burial costs, loss of consortium, and other damages.
The Landau Law Group can stand by your side every step of the way. Call us at (866) 703-4878 today for a free, no-obligation consultation about your case.
Short-Term and Long-Term Injuries
Do not feel like you have to diagnose the seriousness of injuries suffered in the workplace on your own. In fact, all injuries in this type of situation should be taken very seriously. An injury that may seem minor immediately after the accident at work could evolve into something that significantly affects your quality of life in the future.
The types of injuries you could suffer on the job vary quite a bit, depending on your profession. Workplace injuries might include:
- Cuts, bruises, and broken bones from slip and falls
- Strained muscles and joints from repetitive motions or from lifting too much weight
- Concussions or other brain injuries from collisions with equipment, with walls, or with other workers
- Various injuries from a vehicle accident when you are driving for work
- Cuts and crushing injuries from accidents involving large pieces of equipment
- Exposure to liquids, solids, and gases that are dangerous to your health
- Exposure to loud noises over time
Protect Your Interests and Future
We are ready to step in and help you with your work injury case. Our team knows how to proceed in a manner that protects your interests and helps you recover the compensation to which you are entitled.
Rely on a Fort Pierce work injury lawyer to help with your case. Contact The Landau Law Group today at (866) 703-4878 for a free initial consultation. We are ready to work on your behalf immediately.