Each year, Lakeland and Polk County employees are injured at work, potentially resulting in serious injuries that may even be life threatening. Employees who have been injured on the job may be entitled to compensation for their injuries. Contact a Lakeland workers’ compensation attorney at Burnetti, P.A. if you or a loved one has been injured on the job.
Lakeland Workers’ Compensation
Lakeland workers’ compensation is the oldest social insurance program in the United States, and it was created to compensate workers who have been injured on the job.In order to receive workers’ compensation benefits, the injured party does not have to prove someone else was at fault. Work compensation insurance in Florida is obtained by the employment of private, self-insurance, or state insurance. Contact a Lakeland workers’ compensation attorney at Burnett, P.A. to help fight for lost wages, medical bills, or pain and suffering that may have been caused by your work related injury.
Common Lakeland Workplace Injuries
There are several common workplace injures that may occur in any working environment.
- Head and spinal cord injuries
- Back injuries and herniated discs
- Meniscus tears and other knee injuries
- Shoulder injuries
- Exposure to toxic substances such as mold and chemicals
- Carpal tunnel syndrome and repetitive motion injuries
- Construction accidents, including slips and fall injuries from lifting heavy equipment
Contact a Lakeland workers’ compensation attorney at Burnetti, P.A. for more information on how you may be compensated for your work related injuries.
Injured on the Job? Notify Your Employer
If you have been injured on the job, you should notify your employer as soon as possible. Filing a worker’s compensation claim in a timely manner is essential to ensure your benefits start quickly. There are filing requirements and time limitations for an injured worker, if eligible, to qualify for benefits. It is also important to keep records of any injuries that you should have.
Contact a Lakeland Worker’s Compensation Attorney at 1-888-BURNETTI
Burnetti, P.A.’s Lakeland workers’ compensation attorneys assist clients in Lakeland, Combee, Kathleen, Bartow, Mulberry and the surrounding Polk County area. If you have suffered a work related injury, call 1-888-BURNETTI or fill out the Free Case Evaluation form
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