If you suffer an injury while at work or performing any sort of work-related activity, you need to take the proper steps to preserve your rights. Whether you endure a repetitive motion injury while on an assembly line, are saddled with an illness related to chemical exposure or are hurt while driving the company vehicle, you might be able to receive workers’ compensation benefits. These benefits might even be available if the accident and subsequent injury/illness are your faults. Such benefits will cover all or part of the cost of your medical bills, compensate you for lost time at work and also provide indemnity payments for the loss of use of a body part.
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Egan Law is on Your Side in Tampa
Attorney Jacki Egan has the experience you need in your quest to obtain workers’ compensation benefits. Jacki knows the ins and outs of workers’ compensation challenges. Do not attempt to navigate this confusing legal maze on your own. Ally with Egan law and you will have a legal professional on your side who zealously advocates on your behalf. Jacki will invest the time necessary to study the nuances of your particular case. She sweats all the subtleties in the quest for justice and compensation.
Let our legal team handle the details of your workers’ compensation claim so you can focus on improving your health and returning to work. We provide free consultations to prospective clients. Reach out to us today to schedule this initial consultation. We won’t charge any legal fees until you collect the benefits you need and deserve.
Accidents and Illnesses in the Workplace
According to the United States Department of Labor, over four million individuals endure a workplace injury every year. These injuries include but are not limited to the following:
- Shoulder injuries
- Hip injuries
- Knee injuries
- Head injuries including brain injuries
- Back/spinal cord injuries
- Loss of limb and amputations
- Foot/ankle injuries
- Hand/wrist injuries
- Eye injuries
Certain injuries are the result of traumatic events like being struck by objects that fall from above. Others result from falls from scaffolding, roofs, ladders etc. Crane accidents, electrical accidents, forklift accidents and power tool accidents are also quite common.
Plenty of other injuries can set in as time progresses. From carpal tunnel syndrome to slipped disks, an array of work-related maladies and injuries have the potential to gradually develop. In particular, industrial and construction settings cause an egregiously high number of workplace injuries. However, everyone who works is susceptible to injury. No matter what you do for a living, if you are hurt, you deserve top-notch legal representation.
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Steps to Take Following a Work-Related Injury or Illness
It is imperative that you report your work-related injury or illness to your human resources office as soon as it occurs. Do not wait any longer than 30 days to report an accident or diagnosis of a work-related injury/illness. Make sure your employer documents the injury and provides you with a copy of the documentation. The employer should then report the claim to the workers’ compensation insurance provider within a week after you provide notice. The insurer must then send you information about your workers’ compensation claim as well as your rights. This information should be transmitted within half a week. If the insurer does not formally recognize your claim within two weeks, it is prudent to report your work-related injury/illness to the insurer.
The battle for compensation for your work-related injury/illness can be quite arduous. Ally with Egan Law and we will make the road to justice that much easier. Even if your employer and/or insurer accepts your claim as legitimate, we can still help you obtain the level of benefits you deserve.
How Our Workers’ Compensation Lawyers can Help
You should not have to bear the cost of your medical care following an injury or illness that is causally related to workplace activities. Medical benefits covering treatment such as medical devices, surgery, rehab, hospitalization and travel costs associated with medical care can be covered by workers’ compensation. We will help in your quest to prove a causal relationship and heighten the odds that you will receive such benefits. Keep in mind that your employer’s workers’ compensation insurer will be represented by a savvy attorney. If you don’t have Egan Law in your corner, you will be at a massive disadvantage.
We will also improve your chances of receiving lost wage benefits. This way, if you miss time from work due to your injury/illness, you will be compensated appropriately. Those who endure a temporary or permanent disability might be able to receive indemnity payments that equate to upwards of two-thirds of their wage/salary earned before the injury. We can also help those who have lost a loved one as a result of an injury or occupational disease related to work activities.