Construction is a dangerous job…no doubt about it. In fact, it is classified as one of the most dangerous jobs, especially since construction can involve working in various sites and on various infrastructures. Regardless of how minor or major a construction job is, it certainly comes with its own set of risks. And many of those risks involve injuries sustained by workers.
So what does a worker do if he or she is injured on the job, especially a job that involves heavy machinery, physical labor, the use of tools, and a variety of materials that may or may not be hazardous? Workers may be entitled to workers compensation benefits, should a claim qualify for benefits. If you were recently injured on a construction site working on behalf of a company, contact a qualified Florida workers compensation attorney to see what benefits you may be eligible for.
The Most Common Injuries and Causes of Accidents at Work
Some of the most common injuries that occur to employees, particularly those who work on construction sites, or jobs involving physical manual labor include:
The lawyers at Sternberg / Forsythe, P.A. work hard to ensure that injured workers receive the workers compensation they are entitled to and deserve under the law. If you believe you are an injured victim of workers compensation and you are located in the state of Florida, our professional legal team and workers compensation attorneys help clients suffering from all types of work-related catastrophic injuries and chronic pain, especially those who work on construction sites and have sustained injuries due to accidents.
- Understanding Workers Compensation in Florida
- Florida Workers’ Compensation and Hindrance to Recovery
- Florida Workers’ Compensation: Temporary and Permanent Benefits
So what are the benefits of workers compensation include? In many cases, the law team of Sternberg / Forsythe, P.A. will work to seek full workers compensation benefits through legal dispute and settlement, if necessary. In our experience, we’ve seen many settlements that cover almost all types of workers compensation benefits, including medical benefits, lost wages, vocational rehabilitation, occupational therapy, vocational rehabilitation, disability benefits, impairment benefits, and even death benefits.
In most cases, the professional attorneys at Sternberg and Associates, P.A. will work to purse a settlement outside of court as often as possible. This is the easiest, smoothest, quickest, and most cost effective approach to gaining a victim the benefits he or she is entitled to. In addition, many injured workers prefer settlement because it allows them to obtain larger compensation in a lump sum. However, while lump sum settlements seem like the obvious and best course of action, there can be a down side to them. This is because lump sum settlements generally include all future benefits. Therefore, workers who accept lump sum settlements are not entitled to future benefits if their injury or illness worsens. In order to determine this and make an informed decision regarding your future and current state, it is best to seek the legal advice from a professional and experienced workers compensation attorney before agreeing to a settlement.
Contact Professional Attorneys for Workers Compensation Benefits
All in all, if you believe you may be entitled to workers compensation benefits, contact the law office of Sternberg / Forsythe, P.A. at 561-687-5660 for a free consultation to see how our legal team can help you receive the proper benefits and rights for your injury.