West Palm Beach Workers’ Compensation Lawyers
At Scott J. Sternberg & Associates P.A., we understand how serious workplace accidents can be. It doesn’t matter if you are working in a factory, in an office behind a desk or out in the field, the potential for accidents and injuries is real and serious. If you do suffer an injury while on the job, you need to file a workers’ compensation claim, and we can help.
Understanding Workers’ Compensation Coverage
Coverage offered by workers’ compensation insurance is supposed to cover your expenses if you are hurt while on the job and unable to continue working. When you make a claim for workers’ compensation benefits, you will receive some type of assistance. When you receive this help, your coworkers and employer will be off the hook for any liability they may have incurred for your on-the-job injury. If you take the benefits, you are giving up your rights to sue anyone.
Generally speaking, this is how most workers’ compensation cases work.
What Happens if Workers’ Compensation Benefits Don’t “Work Out?”
In some situations, the aforementioned course of events does not occur. The insurance company, or an individual’s employer, may try to minimize or completely deny the benefits being paid out to their injured workers. They may even allege that the injuries the worker suffered did not occur while on the job, or that the injuries they sustained weren’t as serious as what was claimed.
We understand that the process of trying to recover workers’ compensation benefits can be quite frustrating and time-consuming. We can help. Our team has years of experience representing injured workers. If you, or someone in your family, has been hurt while on the job and your claim has been denied, then you need to contact us right away. Our team of attorneys can help.
Services Offered by a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer
Our attorneys can help you get the benefits you deserve. If your claim has been denied, our legal professionals will work to advocate for you and assist you in navigating the process of attempting to recover the money you are owed.
Some of the on-the-job injury issues that our lawyers can help with include (but are not limited to):
- Hearing damage or complete hearing loss
- Muscular injuries, torn ligaments, herniated disks that occur from pushing, lifting or other actions, torn rotator cuffs and broken bones
- Construction accidents
- Illness due to the exposure to toxins, which include occupational diseases such as black lung or mesothelioma
- Repetitive motion injuries, such as tendonitis
- Head injuries, such as TBIs or concussions from a falling object
- Various injuries to your spinal cord, hip, back, ankles, knees, respiratory organs, neck, hands, feet or wrists
- Burn or heat or cold stress injuries
- Third party claims
In many cases, these injures are the result of unavoidable accidents, inadequate training, a dangerous working environment or improperly maintained equipment. However, according to workers’ compensation law, you don’t have to prove why your injuries occurred. This is because workers’ compensation is considered a no-fault system that will provide you with compensation regardless of who was at fault or negligent.[sc name=”call-to-action”]
Why You Need Our Legal Services
Not only is there the possibility that your claim will be denied, but you also have a limited amount of time to file a workers’ compensation claim. Our attorneys understand the laws related to these cases and can help you get the benefits you deserve. Contact us today to set up a free consultation.