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Different Types of Workers' Compensation Injuries

Florida's workers' compensation laws operate under a no-fault system.

Under Florida's no-fault system, benefits are paid to injured workers regardless of whether the injury was an unforeseeable accident or the fault of the employer.

Many people are surprised to learn that the benefits are not necessarily higher if the injuries were caused by faulty machinery, inadequate training, or a dangerous work environment.

Attorney for Workers' Compensation Injuries in Miami, FL

A workplace injury can result in a worker's inability to return to work for a significant amount of time, or the inability to return to work at all.

If you were injured on the job in South Florida, including Miami-Dade County, Broward County, or Palm Beach County, you are legally entitled to workers' compensation benefits under Chapter 440 of the Florida Statutes, the state's Workers' Compensation laws, no matter what type of injury or injuries you suffered.

Our experienced Miami attorney, Evan A. Hoffman, has many years of experience in representing injured workers in South Florida, and he can help you, too.

Contact The Hoffman Firm at (305) 940-2307 today to discuss your case and begin your path to recovery.


Types of Workers' Compensation Injuries in Miami, Florida

On-the-job injuries to Florida workers can occur in many settings. Full-time or part-time employees, domestic workers, agricultural workers, seasonal workers, and undocumented workers are all vulnerable to workplace injuries.

Injuries can occur in almost any workplace, including:

  • Construction sites

  • Industrial settings

  • Offices

  • Shipping and maritime industry

Different types of work place injuries can include:

  • Broken bones

  • Herniated disk

  • Torn ligaments

  • Torn rotator cuffs

  • Muscular injuries

  • Hearing loss

  • Head injuries, such as concussions or traumatic brain injury (TBI)

  • Sickness from exposure to toxins

  • Occupational diseases such as Black Lung disease or mesothelioma

  • Tendinitis or other repetitive motion injuries such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

  • Loss of a limb

 Different types of work place injuries can be caused by:

  • Burns

  • Faulty equipment

  • Motor vehicle accidents

  • Negligence by the company, a manager, co-worker or sub-contractor

  • Unsafe working conditions

  • Workplace violence

Injuries in the workplace can cause damage to different parts of the body such as the:

The most serious injuries can result in burns, paralysis, loss of a limb, or death.

Miscarriages and birth defects may also result when a pregnant employee is injured as a result of a workplace injury.


Attorney for Workers' Compensation Injuries in Miami, FL

If you were injured on the job, no what type of injury you sustained, you should notify your employer of the injury right away and contact The Hoffman Firm within 30 days of the incident to discuss your case. Your employer or your employer's insurer is required to notify you of your rights and provide treatment through a workers’ compensation doctor.

It is important to document all correspondence, both oral and written, outgoing and incoming, after filing a workers' compensation claim. You should document when the accident happened, the type of injury suffered, the person or person notified at your place of employment, and when the notification was made.

If you or a family member suffered an injury at work, contact The Hoffman Firm today. Call us now to schedule a free consultation with our experienced workers' comp attorney. We do not charge any fees or costs unless you win. Call The Hoffman Firm at (305) 940-2307 today to discuss your case.

This article was last updated on Friday, May 20, 2016.

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