Unfortunately, for many Broward County injured employees, work is not the safest place to be every day. Serious work-related conditions, illness, and injuries often result if and when an employer fails to provide a safe environment for the employees.
Common workplace hazards include:
- broken machinery
- slippery floors
- loud noises
- broken ladders
- poor lighting
- poor work stations
- toxic exposure
- violent behavior
- vehicle dangers
Employees who find themselves either ill or injured as a result of their job need to be aware of the following guidelines.
What to do if you are injured by a workplace hazard:
- If it is an emergency, go to the nearest emergency room and inform your employer.
- Report your injury or illness to your employer right away! Even if it is not an emergency, you only have 30 days to report the condition and failure to do so within this time period may jeopardize your claim.
- Ask your employer to refer you to an authorized doctor by workers’ compensation to receive insurance coverage for your condition.
- Once you report the workers’ compensation information to your employer, it is their duty to inform the insurance company within seven days.
Broward County employers are responsible to provide workers’ compensation benefits to victims of workplace hazards including: lost wages, doctor visits, medical costs, prescriptions, and after treatment care and therapy.
If you or a loved one has suffered from a workplace hazard, it is vital to speak with a skilled South Florida Worker’s Compensation Attorney today about your case.
Your attorney can help you prepare your paperwork to get the results you are looking for. If you need assistance to determine if you should pursue your workers’ compensation claim, the Law Offices of David Benenfeld is here to help. For or a free legal consultation and book call today: [number type=”2″] or [number type=”1″].