What Compensation Should I Receive After Injuring My Back At Work?
Employees never go to work thinking that today will be the day that they injure their backs at work. Unfortunately, back injuries on the job in Florida occur across many industries, as the back is one of the most common body parts to suffer a workplace injury.
Although backs are a common site for injury, back injuries are also very painful and debilitating. Because of the nerve damage, chronic pain, and lack of functionality, back injuries are also one of the types of workplace injuries that deserve maximum compensation and benefits under the law.
Back injuries can take weeks and months to even diagnose, resulting in mounting medical bills from doctor’s visits, x-rays, MRIs, and other tests. Then, once a back injury is diagnosed, a person may have to undergo surgery, followed by rest and physical therapy. Sometimes, back surgeries fail to fix the chronic pain, which may require starting back at square one all over again.
Victims of Florida workplace back injuries should receive compensation for:
- Medical bills including past and future medical expenses
- Lost income from being out of work
- Disability if you cannot return to your job due to your physical limitations
- Other damages
To make sure you are receiving the full extent of your benefits, contact a qualified Florida workers’ compensation attorney for a free consultation to find out more about your rights. Contact the Law Offices of David Benenfeld at [number type=”2″] or [number type=”1″] today.