Jacksonville Workers’ Compensation Attorneys
Every year, millions of workers’ are injured on the job — as often as one worker every seven seconds, according to the National Safety Council. These injuries can range from minor to severe, with the latter resulting in lost wages, expensive medical bills, and even permanent disability preventing any future work. This can be a stressful situation for any family, which is what workers’ compensation laws aim to address.
If you are working under an employer, it is their responsibility to provide a safe working environment for you and your fellow employees. This is especially important in particularly dangerous industries, such as construction as well as transportation and warehousing. Despite best efforts to ensure a safe environment, accidents can still happen and that is why employers in Florida are also responsible for providing workers’ compensation insurance.
If you were hurt in a workplace accident, you are entitled to compensation. However, many injured workers’ often have trouble obtaining the compensation they deserve. Claims are sometimes denied by an employer disputing the injury, or employees are declared fit to work by employer-appointed doctors despite their condition making it difficult to do so. Having the best Jacksonville workers’ compensation lawyer will be essential to getting the benefits you deserve from your employer and insurance companies. As Sternberg | Forsythe, P.A., we can help you fight for the workers’ compensation you deserve.