If you have worked in construction and installation, it is probably safe to say that you have witnessed or heard about accidents on the job. Unfortunately, accidents are common occurrences at installation workplaces due to the hazards of the job. In fact, professional installers often use power tools, extension cords, ladders, and other tools on the job site that could be dangerous.
Some of the types of traumatic accidents on the job include falls from heights, falls off ladders, items falling from overhead, dropped tools, and many more incidents that often lead to broken bones, arm and hand injuries, eye injuries, head trauma, back injuries, dislocations of joints, and much more.
Although it is common for workers to suffer injuries due to specific accidents and traumatic events, it is also likely for professional installers or other construction workers to suffer from cumulative injuries. Plumbers, cable installers and technicians, heating and air conditioning installers, and other types of professional installers have suffered injuries over time due to the nature of their jobs.
Cumulative injuries are also known as repetitive stress injuries or repetitive motion injuries. In addition, other terms used for these types of injuries include occupational overuse syndrome and musculoskeletal disorder. Repetitive stress injuries occur as a result of the repetitive demands being put on a person’s body. When excessive wear and tear occurs on a person’s tendons, nerves, and other soft tissues, injuries are likely inevitable, such as bursitis, tendonitis, epicondylitis, carpal tunnel syndrome and cubital tunnel syndrome
Whether you suffered from a repetitive stress injury, occupational illness, or specific traumatic event, you have rights to workers’ compensation benefits in Florida under the law. Unfortunately, many injured workers attempt to deal with their injuries on their own because they don’t want to make a claim for fear of being fired. As a result, many workers miss the window of filing a workers’ comp claim for benefits.
If you would like to learn more about filing a workers’ compensation claim in Florida, you should talk with a trusted injury attorney. You can reach the Law Offices of David Benenfeld at 866-9 HELP NOW or 866-943-5766 to get your questions answered in a free initial consultation today.