I Injured My Back While I Was On-The-Job. Will Workers’ Comp Cover Me Or Is There Another Source Of Compensation Available To Me?
A: An employee who suffers from a work-related back injury in South Florida in most cases is eligible for workers’ compensation from their employer. It is important that you report your back injury to your employer immediately and go to a physician to seek medical treatment.
In some instances the back injury that resulted on-the-job may have been caused by a negligent third party who was not the employer. It could have been a faulty or defective piece of equipment that caused the work injury accident. If that is the case, you may have a claim against the manufacturer in addition to a Florida workers’ compensation claim.
It is important that you seek the advice of an experienced South Florida accident attorney to help determine if you have a workers’ compensation claim and if you can claim additional compensation.
Contact the Law Offices of David Benenfeld, an experienced South Florida workers’ compensation lawyer, if you or someone you love has experienced a work-related back injury in Florida.