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Types of Accidents

Types of Accidents in the Workplace

Brevard County Workers' Comp Lawyers

If you have been injured while doing your job, then you are entitled to recover workers’ compensation insurance for your medical expenses. There are numerous ways that someone may be injured on the job, from dangers present in the work environment to injuries obtained through repetitive actions. No matter what the cause of your workplace injury, the most important thing is that you recover adequate compensation to ensure that you can care for yourself in the process.

Our Brevard County workers' compensation attorneys at Henderson & Futchko, P.A. can help you seek a settlement after you have been injured in the workplace. We interface with your employer as well as your insurance company in order to ensure that your needs are adequately met.

Get started on your workers’ compensation claim! Contact our Melbourne attorneys to get started. When you work with our attorneys, you know that your case is being handled from start to finish.

Can I collect workers’ compensation for an injury?

Sometimes, employers are amiable and cooperative when dealing with workers' compensation claims. In other cases, you may have to pursue your claim more aggressively in order to adequately cover your medical expenses following an injury. Regardless of your situation, it helps to have a qualified lawyer on your side who is experienced and well-versed in the steps required for filing a claim and pursuing justice.

Examples of workplace accidents that entitle employees to file for workers' compensation include:

  • Toxin exposure on the job
  • Unsafe working environments that lead to personal harm
  • Construction accidents
  • Driving accidents and truck driving incidents while on the job
  • Falling object injuries
  • Slipping and falling
  • Accidents within the medical field that cause bodily harm

Under Florida law, an employer must carry workers’ compensation insurance for their employees if they employ more than four people or are a construction-related business. If you find yourself in this situation, then you have the right to collect benefits from your employer.

Florida's "No-Fault" Workers' Compensation Policy

If you are reluctant to file a workers' compensation claim because you don't want to accuse your employer of negligence, rest assured. Florida is a "no fault" state, meaning you do not have to prove that negligence on the part of your employer directly or indirectly caused your injury.

Workers' Compensation claims exist to make sure that you receive adequate medical care and coverage of expenses after your injury. Therefore, most of the legal assistance that we provide at Henderson & Futchko, P.A. involves negotiation and representation in the pursuit of monetary benefits to cover medical costs. We also provide representation to individuals who are fired after being injured, and to individuals who receive inadequate medical care.

For a consultation regarding your case, contact our firm today.

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