Lake Worth Workers Comp Attorney
An injury incurred on the job can be devastating; at the same time that you are burdened with unexpected medical bills, you lose your ability to earn income. It can be overwhelming — unless you have an experienced Lake Worth workers compensation lawyer fighting on your behalf. Get answers fast with a free online Workers Comp case evaluation tool.
The LaBovick Law Group has been representing clients in work-related claims since 1992; and we pursue justice as aggressively as we do strategically.
Job-related accidents and incidents can result in a variety of injuries, including hearing or vision damage, occupational conditions such as dermatitis, asbestosis, asthma, and other pulmonary issues, work-related stroke or heart attack, loss of limb/eye, and emotional distress. If you have suffered on the job, the best way to ensure your rights are protected is to consult with a workman’s comp attorney in Lake Worth. Your livelihood and your health are on the line.
Some of the Most Common Injuries Sustained at Work
Prolonged straining and/or exposure to airborne irritants can have a detrimental effect on employees’ eye health and vision.
Repetitive exposure to loud noises can cause gradual hearing loss, even if hearing protection is used properly.
Repetitive hand movements can lead to wrist pain and, in some cases, nerve damage.
Too much strain on your body can result in career-altering or ending back pain.
Frequent or ongoing exposure to industrial chemicals and airborne irritants can lead to lung damage and respiratory issues.
While cardiac arrest is a complex medical issue, it can be triggered by ongoing stress at work. If so, you may be eligible for workman’s comp, whether the heart attack occurred on the job or not.
Workman’s Compensation FAQs
What is workman’s comp? Essentially, it is no-fault insurance for employees who are injured on the job. It provides them with medical benefits and wage replacement.
What are the requirements for workers’ compensation? You must have been injured performing a work-related task or duty, and you must be employed by a company that offers this insurance — or that is supposed to offer it. You do not, however, have to prove that the injury was the company’s fault.
Do I have to be injured at work? Not necessarily; for example, injury may occur when you are in a company vehicle or off site performing a function for your job.
I’ve been injured; am I covered by worker’s comp insurance? Maybe. Coverage differs from state to state and depending on your specific situation. For example, if you work for a company that has five or fewer employees, they may not be required to carry this insurance. Also, you may be excluded if you are an independent contractor, volunteer, seasonal employee, or agricultural worker. If you are not sure if you are covered, consult a workman’s comp attorney in Lake Worth immediately.
What Does Workman’s Comp cover? This insurance covers the following:
- Permanent injuries.
- Medical care, including doctors visits, surgeries, and/or medications, resulting from the injury.
- Retraining or rehabilitation.
- Lost income replacement (typically, this is two-thirds of your average pay).
- Survivor’s benefits if the employee is killed on the job.
If I file a worker’s comp claim, can I be fired? Most states prohibit termination of an employee because he or she has filed a claim. If you have been discriminated against because you are pursuing workmen’s compensation, contact the LaBovick Law Group for assistance. Your employer may, however, hire a temporary replacement to fill your position if you are unable to return for an extended period of time. Schedule a free in person Workers Comp case evaluation.
Can I sue my employer for a work-related injury or illness? That is your right. However, if you do sue, you cannot pursue a workman’s compensation claim. Conversely, if you file a workman’s comp claim, you cannot sue. Download our workers compensation eBook.
How do I apply for workman’s comp? Report your injury or illness to your employer no more than 30 days after it occurred. At this point, your employer has seven days to report the issue to their insurance carrier. Within three days of that, the carrier mails a brochure to you, detailing your rights, benefits, and the procedures for receiving assistance and benefits. If you need help, or if you encounter roadblocks, call the LaBovick Law Group. Our team will guide you through the process.