A recent accident that caused serious injury to a construction worker in Hillsboro Beach, Florida, has once again put the spotlight on the dangers faced in the working environment. The incident occurred on November 29, 2018, and resulted in the immediate transfer of the worker to Broward Health North for initial evaluation. He was then airlifted to Broward Health in Fort Lauderdale to allow the specialists there to attempt reattachment of his arm. According to witnesses, the accident occurred while the man was using an industrial auger. His right arm was trapped in the drill bit and mechanically amputated by the force of the machinery before it could be shut down.
Accidents Not Uncommon in the Workplace
Unfortunately, accidents and injuries are relatively common in the working environment. According to statistics collected by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, more than 2.8 million nonfatal workplace injuries occurred across the United States in 2017. If you or a member of your family has been injured on the job, scheduling a consultation with an experienced Lake Worth workers’ compensation attorney can provide the support and guidance needed to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve.
Managing Medical Expenses and Recovery
Because Florida is a no-fault workers’ compensation state, you will not need to demonstrate negligence on the part of your employer to collect compensation for your injuries or illnesses. Your Lake Worth workers’ compensation attorney can help you determine the right approach to seeking workers’ compensation for your injuries and managing the costs of medical care, rehabilitation and other damages caused by your injury or work-related illness. This can provide added help for you and your family in dealing with lost wages, in-home medical care costs and the expenses associated with hospitalization or rehabilitation in the clinical setting.
Why the Right Legal Support Matters
Your Lake Worth workers’ compensation attorney can provide you with the right support to negotiate the highest compensation from insurance adjusters and other entities involved in your workers’ compensation claim. This can help you and your family to enjoy greater peace of mind and increased confidence in the outcome of your claim.
At Elstein Law Firm, we work with individuals and families to secure the most positive outcomes for their workers’ compensation claims. Our team will work on your behalf to negotiate with your employer and insurance companies, allowing you to receive the highest compensation for your claim. Call us today at 561-422-9888 to set up a free initial consultation. We look forward to the opportunity to serve your legal needs.