New Year, New Injuries: 3 Workers’ Compensation Resolutions
A new year always seems to come with a sense of new beginning and the chance to start over from scratch. And after the year that many of us experienced in 2020 between the COVID-19 outbreak here in America and the accompanying residuals of it, many people have been looking forward to 2021 and a new start on old habits. Encountering some hazards in the workplace in the new year may be inevitable, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t implement some new strategies to have on hand in the event that you incur an injury in the scope of employment.
3 Workers’ Compensation Resolutions for Workplace Injuries
Work-related injuries happen often and can occur even in the most safety-centered of workplaces. For this reason, every worker should be aware of the potential benefits afforded under Florida’s workers’ compensation statute. Workers’ compensation is a type of insurance that most employers in the Sunshine State are required to carry. It allows injured employees to obtain compensation for injuries or disabilities sustained as a result of their employment. It can be used to offset the cost of emergency care, ongoing medical treatment, prescriptions, lost wages, and other related expenses. However, obtaining these benefits is not always as straightforward as it should be when battling an employer and insurance company that don’t want to pay what is fair for your injuries. In the event that you find yourself injured at work, you should stick with these three resolutions:
- Obtain medical help. You should always get medical treatment after a work-related accident, even if you think your injuries are minor. In addition to uncovering any latent injuries that might not be obvious, this can also help you later show that things occurred as you claim.
- Document and record everything. It is also imperative that you keep up with all pictures, videos, and paperwork related to your workplace injury as well as anything else that documents your experience. You should keep everything related to your injury together in a safe place that can’t be disturbed by anyone else.
- Discuss your legal options with a professional. Turning to an experienced legal team as early as you can to ensure that you fully understand your rights and the full compensation that you might be entitled to can be a critical step in obtaining the benefits you need and deserve.
We Have You Covered Throughout This Year and in the Future
If you or a loved one have suffered from a workplace injury, you should have the help of a legal team that you can depend on both now and as time passes. As the Miami workers’ compensation attorneys at Payer & Associates, we are committed to holding insurance companies accountable for the injuries suffered by our clients. Helping workers who have been injured is a primary focus of our firm and we always strive to provide injured workers and their families with knowledgeable and effective legal representation. Contact us today for a consultation at no cost or risk to you.