You might not think that a slip, trip or fall at work is a dangerous workplace accident. And, when compared to falls from height, electrocutions and amputations, the repercussions from such accidents may pale in comparison.
An insurance industry publication says it makes sense for employers to take a different approach to employee injuries. Business Insurance says that today employers should be proactive from the moment that a worker sustains an on-the-job injury.
The question is a good one: When should you hire a workers’ compensation attorney? The answer: In an ideal world, you would never hire a lawyer because you’d never get injured on the job. And if you did get injured, your Miami employer would insist that you promptly receive full workers’ comp benefits.
The Florida workers' compensation system is complex. Those who have never dealt with the process often require guidance to ensure they get the benefits to which they're entitled to.
Thousands of Florida workers will unfortunately suffer illness or injury in the workplace as the year progresses. Some workplace injuries will occur in sudden, unexpected incidents that result in acute, perhaps life-threatening conditions requiring emergency medical treatment. Other workers may suffer injuries where symptoms are not immediately apparent, but develop over time due to repeated actions or exposure to hazardous materials on the job.
When a Florida worker is involved in an on-the-job accident, it may result in a severe injury that necessitates emergency medical treatment. There are also many situations, however, where workplace injuries develop over time and symptoms may not be immediately apparent. Throughout the nation, there are many workers in various industries who are currently suffering adverse effects associated with repetitive stress injuries.
Every job comes with risks of injury. But clearly some jobs have much greater risks than others. Think, for instance, of Miami police officers and firefighters. The brave people who put those uniforms on every day put themselves on the line to make our community safer.