Gainesville, Florida Civil Litigation Law Firm
If you get hurt or injured at work, your employer will start making a case against you from day one. Your account of the accident or incident goes on record. From the very first moment, you must have the counsel of a competent workers’ compensation attorney in order to fully protect your rights.
Whether the accident involved a fall, exposure to hazardous or toxic materials, equipment failure, negligence, or recklessness, and whether you experienced the loss of a limb, a back injury, neck injury, burns, repetitive motion injuries, cuts or lacerations, dislocations, spinal cord injuries, crushing injuries, broken bones, loss of hearing or sight, or any sickness as a result of chemical exposure, we can represent you.
We protect the rights of workers injured in a variety of occupations and workplaces. If you’re a construction worker in Gainesville, Florida, and you have sustained a back injury or have developed an occupational disease and your Workers’ Comp claim is denied, Moody, Salzman, Lash and Locigno can help you get the benefits, permanent disability, or rehabilitation you desperately need.
Accidents on the job
Though most companies regularly train employees on safety and attempt to maintain OSHA standards, workers are still in danger of being injured any time they perform tasks around heavy equipment or hazardous materials. Construction accidents can result in particularly serious injuries, which mean expensive hospital and medical bills, and additional costly treatments, therapy, and other rehabilitation once you leave the hospital.
Workers’ Compensation benefits are intended to give injured employees compensation for lost wages and medical care in the event of an injury on the job. The incentive is for corporations and companies to ensure every employee can perform his or her job safely. Large businesses, small businesses, corporations, and companies know they will save far more money if they proactively invest in the safety of all workers. Instituting preventive measures is far less expensive than having to pay a worker’s comp claim.
The State of Florida mandates that every employer with more than four or more employees must carry workers’ compensation insurance. It’s different for construction companies, which must carry worker’s comp insurance even if there’s only one employee on staff.
What is Indemnity?
This is the workers’ compensation benefit that helps you recover lost wages. Temporary indemnity means you can receive benefits compensating for lost wages while you recover from the injury, for up to two years. Total disability means you are unable to do any work, and you will receive the maximum benefit. Partial disability means your doctor will permit you to perform “light duties,” and you will receive a partial benefit.
If you have been injured on the job, you have a limited amount of time to get in touch with an experienced workers’ compensation attorney. Workers’ compensation laws often change. Please contact Moody, Salzman, and Lash immediately. We can help.