The risk of a job related accident was illustrated by a recent mishap in Coral Springs that seriously injured an electrical worker. There is a good possibility that the hurt employee will require extensive medical treatment along with lost wages. Do note however that the awarding of workers’ compensation benefits can never be taken for granted, which is why injured workers in South Florida should consider turning to the services of an experienced Coral Springs workers’ compensation attorney available from the Law Offices of Evan M. Ostfeld.
The Risks to American Workers
Statistics show that workplace accidents kill and injure thousands of Americans every year. These accidents may involve a variety of injuries such as to one’s neck and back, sprains/strains, fractures, broken bones, hearing loss, vision problems, pulmonary conditions, etc. Some, in fact develop over time such as those related to repetitive trauma or repetitive work activities and/or from exposure to occupational illnesses or dangerous products, like asbestosis.
How Florida’s Workers’ Compensation System Works
The program is designed to provide limited financial assistance and insurance company controlled medical care to those who injured during the course and scope of their employment. It is a free benefit that extends to most workers. Without proper representation however, the process can be quite complicated as many cases are delayed and or denied for a myriad of reasons. A Boynton Beach Workers’ Compensation Attorney will therefore help injured workers deal with the claims process, taking the case to trial if necessary in order to achieve the best possible outcome.
The Need for Proper Representation
Among the many issues that confront those seeking Florida Workers’ Compensation Benefits is whether the worker was an employee or an independent contractor, and was the injury directly related to the course and scope of employment. Injured employees must report the accident and receive proper medical attention as soon as possible. Its’ also wise therefore to have legal representation from a Boca Raton Workers’ Compensation Lawyer that can help individuals navigate through the burdensome system. Those in need of such assistance should contact the Law Offices of Evan M. Ostfeld at (866) I SUE YOU, (866) 478-3968, (954) 227-7529, firstname.lastname@example.org for our free booklet and a no obligation consultation .