Workplace Accidents

What to Do If You’ve Suffered a Workplace Accident

Injuries can occur at work due to a one-time event or as a result of repetitive actions or exposure. Regardless of the scenario, a work accident lawyer can help you receive the compensation you deserve when you have been injured on the job.

Injuries that occur in the workplace are covered under federal Workers’ Compensation law. Although this is “no fault” insurance, employers and insurance companies can make it hard for you to receive the compensation you deserve by claiming that your injury was not sustained in the workplace or that your injury is less severe than you claim. A personal injury lawyer with experience in handling workplace injury claims can help you through the process to receive Workers’ Compensation. We can also advise you when you may be eligible for additional compensation due to negligence, neglect or fault on the part of your employer or a third party.

When you have been hurt or injured on the job, you may have more than just medical expenses to contend with. You may have lost wages or be unable to return to work, require future medical care or rehabilitation, and have likely suffered other damages such as pain and suffering. Some accidents result in long-term or permanent disability and can even lead to death.

The Eltringham Law Group has experience handling workplace accident injury cases in Broward, Martin, Hendry, Glades, St. Lucie, Okeechobee, Indian River and Palm Beach Counties including Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, and West Palm Beach.

Contact the Eltringham Law Group at 561-338-0420 for experienced, compassionate and comprehensive representation so you can rest easy knowing that someone is fighting to get you the settlement you deserve.

Work Accidents and Injury Lawsuit Cases

workplace accidentsAccidents or injuries can occur in almost any type of work environment, including:

  • Factories
  • Warehouses
  • Retailers
  • Offices
  • Educational facilities
  • Theme parks
  • Machinery-based operations
  • Trucking companies

The spectrum of injury or illness that can be sustained in the workplace is extensive and can range from repetitive stress injuries to injuries sustained from slips and falls, faulty equipment, toxic substances, improper safety procedures, and more. Even in seemingly harmless work environments, accidents and injuries can occur. When this happens, you need an attorney on your side that can get you the compensation you deserve.

Types of Workplace Injuries

The types of injuries that may be sustained in the workplace can vary as much as the individual workers and environments. Injuries can range from relatively minor to extremely severe, in some cases leading to permanent disability or even death. Here are some common workplace injuries that may entitle you to compensation:

When you have been injured on the job or have been involved in an accident in the workplace, an experienced work accident lawyer can help you get the compensation you deserve and can guide you through the process of what to do after you have been hurt.

What to Expect Following Your Workplace Accident

When you choose the Eltringham Law Group to represent you following a workplace accident involving personal injury, property damage or death, here is what you can expect to happen:

  • We offer free consultations so you can get all your questions answered and can spend time talking directly with an experienced attorney about your rights and expected outcomes.
  • Leave all the work to us. We will be in contact with doctors, hospitals, witnesses, insurance providers, police, attorneys and anyone else necessary to settle your claim. We will thoroughly investigate your accident and will build a solid case so that you are more likely to be awarded additional compensation from insurance companies or other parties.
  • You focus on you. Whether you are still recovering from injuries or are simply dealing with the stress and anxiety that is common following injuries and accidents in the workplace, now is the time to focus on your own needs while you leave the details of your case in the hands of experienced attorneys that will get the job done right.
  • We work on a contingent fee basis. This means that you don’t need to lay out any money up front in order to have our injury attorneys work on your case. We don’t get paid unless we recover a financial settlement or jury award for you.

To schedule your free consultation or for more information about protecting your rights following an accident or injury on the job, contact the Eltringham Law Group at 561-338-0420.

Common Legal Questions Regarding Workplace Injuries

If you have been injured in an accident at your workplace, it’s important to report your injuries to your direct supervisor.  Your incident should be thoroughly documented with the appropriate staff members such as human resources and/or an on-site manager. You should also gather the names and contact information for any witnesses. Take photographs of the location of the incident, as well as any equipment involved and other physical evidence of the injury. Immediately seek medical care as necessary and call our attorneys to help you in this difficult situation.

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Many employees/workers assume that workers’ compensation coverage is always available, but that is not always the case. Most injuries that occur in the workplace qualify to receive workers’ compensation, but there are a few exceptions that may not be covered. Regardless, you should always file a claim with your employer for workers’ compensation with seven days of the incident.  You can speak to one of our attorneys at no cost to see if your injuries would qualify for coverage.

You must report your workplace accident to your employer within seven days of the incident in order to qualify for workers’ compensation in Florida. Even if you are not sure if your injuries would qualify for compensation, you should still file a claim. You can speak to one of our attorneys at no cost for a better understanding of the process.

If you are involved in a construction accident while on the job, workers’ compensation may be your only choice for recovering any sort of compensation. There are federal and state laws that can prevent an injured victim from filing a civil lawsuit for any damages/injuries related to the construction accident. However, there can be benefits to filing a workers’ compensation claim instead of a lawsuit. You can discuss your incident with one of the experienced attorneys at the Eltringham Law Group at no cost.

Fortunately, our workplace accident attorneys will gladly answer any questions you may have, easing your fears and concerns. We offer free consultations during which you can receive the information and advice you need so you can get the compensation you deserve and move forward with your life.

Workplace Accidents and Injury Lawsuit Cases

There are a lot of factors to consider when hiring a lawyer. It might seem hard to narrow down the list of prospective Boca Raton lawyers. For South Florida employees who have sustained injuries in the workplace, it is important to bring a list of relevant questions with you when you go for your initial consultation with a Florida workplace injury lawyer.

In Florida, work injury claims for Florida workers’ comp must be reported no longer than 30 days after the accident or your claim may be denied. You should always report work accident injury claims as soon as possible to your supervisor and to the agency that regulates Florida workers’ comp so that you can get the help you need after being injured on the job.

To schedule your free consultation, call the Eltringham Law Group at 561-338-0420.