Types of Workplace Injuries

Recover for All Types of Workplace Injuries through Florida Workers’ Compensation

Our Palm Beach County attorney maximizes your benefits

Florida’s workers’ compensation program provides injured workers with the necessary funds to pay for medical care and lost wages. Getting the benefits you are entitled to, however, is usually difficult. Our founder, attorney Louis Pfeffer, applies his almost three decades of experience pursuing the maximum benefits available to you. At Pfeffer & Associates, we handle all types of injuries or illnesses that you suffered on the job.

Repetitive motion injuries

Repetitive motion injuries can occur from continuously performing the same awkward action over an extended period of time. The repeated motion strains the nerves and soft tissues of your joints, eventually resulting in pain, tingling, numbness, weakness and disability. Common repetitive stress syndrome injuries include:

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Meniscus tears
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Shoulder impingement
  • Bursitis
  • Tendinitis
  • Lumbar back strain
  • Neck strain

The symptoms of repetitive stress syndrome develop slowly and are not tied to one specific event. For this reason, our lawyer carefully documents how the tasks you performed each day contributed to your chronic injury.

Traumatic accidents in high-risk occupations

Workers in certain high-risk fields are placed in constant danger of serious accidents. Your position in construction, law enforcement, first responders, agriculture, manufacturing or heavy industry means you are more likely to sustain a severe traumatic injury, such as:

  • Crush injuries
  • Amputations
  • Fractures
  • Sprains
  • Lacerations
  • Burns

In fact, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) refers to the most common accidents in construction — falls, electrocution, being struck by an object and being caught in between objects — as the fatal four.

Work-related illnesses

You may develop a work-related illness through exposure to chemicals or toxic substances, sometimes long after you retired from your job. For example, mesothelioma symptoms usually do not appear until decades after your last exposure to asbestos. Likewise, a complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) or reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome (RSD) injury is a progressive inflammatory condition that develops slowly following forceful trauma to your extremities. Our law firm can help build a solid case for causation, even when the trigger to a chronic disease is not immediately obvious.

Steps you should take after an injury at your job

The first thing you should do after a workplace accident is to report the event to your supervisor, following the protocols contained in your employee handbook. If your condition is chronic —such as a work-related illness or a repetitive motion injury — you should notify your employer as soon as you receive the diagnosis. Florida workers’ compensation laws allow you only 30 days to take this crucial initial step, and you may be barred from recovering your rightful benefits if you delay. Our legal team can answer your FAQs about the process at your free initial consultation.

Learn more about injuries and illnesses that may qualify you for Florida workers’ compensation

Consult with our firm about recovering workers’ compensation for your injury or illness. Call Pfeffer & Associates at 561-745-8011 or contact us online to schedule your free initial consultation. Our lawyer handles your workers’ compensation claim on a contingency fee basis. Spanish translators are available.

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