Many law offices have a great deal of experience representing individuals who have been involved in car, truck, or other vehicle accidents. While these are the most common, since driving or riding in a vehicle is one of the most dangerous forms of transportation and that result in the most casualties across the nation, another common area that often involves seeking legal representation is construction-related injuries that result from accidents.
Any accident involving performing work on a construction site falls under the realm of workers compensation. Workers compensation claims and lawsuits can be a little difficult to navigate and laws differ between states. Consult with a licensed and professional attorney at Scott J. Sternberg and Associates to learn what laws apply to you, what rights you are entitled to, and understanding the overall Florida workers compensation process.
Florida Workers Compensation
Workers compensation in the state of Florida aims to protect and provide benefits and compensation to workers injured on the job or in the work place. If an individual is hurt or injured at work, then those employees or staff members are likely covered under workers compensation. Workers compensation is provided and paid for by employers. However, the claims process can be a little taxing and overwhelming, as there are exceptions, policies, and paperwork that must be adhered to in order to properly file a claim. Filing a claim correctly ensures that an injured individual receives benefits and compensation accordingly.
Sternberg | Forsythe, P.A. has almost twenty years of combined experience in workers compensation claims in the state of Florida. Scott J. Sternberg and Associatesalso has offices available in Orlando, Boca Raton, and West Palm Beach. The professional law team at Sternberg | Forsythe, P.A. focuses on providing comprehensive, personalized legal service for any individual suffering from an injury that occurred at work that is also seeking compensation and benefits.
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So what do you do if you are injured at work before contacting a licensed attorney? First and foremost, if you are hurt or injured on the job or at work, it is incredibly important to report the injury or incident to a manger or supervisor as soon as possible to ensure compensation. A manager or supervisor will likely have the individual fill out an accident report in order to protect both the employee and employer from false claims or denied claims that weren’t accurately reported. At some point a human resources member will likely contact both the manager and employee for additional information. Employees typically have at least thirty days to report an injury that occurred on the job.
Secondly, the injured individual should see a physician or licensed health care provider to assess the injury and determine proper diagnosis and recommend specific treatment options, medication, and therapy, if needed.
Workers Compensation Attorneys West Palm Beach
All in all, if you or someone you know was recently hurt at work or on the job, particularly a construction site, and has sustained injuries or lost wages due to the inability to work, contact the legal team at Sternberg | Forsythe, P.A. today at 561-687-5660 for a free, no-obligation consultation and interview. Our professional attorneys and legal team will help you discuss your potential case and to see how we can help you acquire the proper benefits and compensation you need.