Obtaining Workers’ Compensation After an Industrial Accident
Anyone who works in the industrial industry knows that there is an inherently dangerous aspect of their job. However, this knowledge does not change the fact that, unfortunately, industrial workers can undertake every possible safety measure and still become injured on the job. Industrial accidents can lead to permanent disabilities that prevent the injured worker from being able to return to work and make a living. And at their worst, industrial work accidents can lead to fatalities.
The Orlando Sentinel recently reported that a 44-year-old industrial worker was crushed by a beam after the heavy automated machine he was using to hose down a water trench apparently pushed him into the wedge. Authorities were called after the man was found by other workers of the marble and granite shop, but the worker lost consciousness and died shortly after despite resuscitation efforts from Orange County firefighters.
Anyone who is injured at work in the state of Florida is entitled to obtain workers’ compensation which can help alleviate the expenses that quickly build as a result of medical bills and lost income. However, obtaining these benefits is often made more difficult than it should be. The workers’ compensation attorneys at Payer & Associates have extensive experience helping industrial workers and their families recover the workers’ compensation they are entitled to after an injury happens on the job.
What Are the Types of Common Industrial Accidents?
- Exposure to toxic chemicals
- Falls from scaffolding and ladders
- Overexertion from lifting heavy materials
- Being crushed by falling objects
- Becoming physically entangled in equipment
- Fires and explosions
- Falls into unmarked holes
What Causes Industrial Accidents?
Industrial accidents can be caused by many factors including:
- Poorly maintained equipment or machinery
- Faulty electric wiring
- Human error due to lack of training
- Failure to use safety equipment
- Failure to comply with safety regulations
Why Do Injured Industrial Workers Need Attorneys?
Even though injured workers are legally entitled to workers’ compensation under Florida law, employers sometimes fight these claims. The workers’ compensation benefits you receive are paid by insurance companies that your employer has a policy through. This means that while you have an interest in ensuring you can survive financially after being injured at work, your employer has an interest in avoiding higher premiums as well as minimizing or avoiding a payout.
And if your claim is denied, the last thing you need to be faced with while trying to recover from your injuries is figuring out how to fight for your claim. Getting an experienced workers’ compensation attorney involved from the beginning ensures that you get the benefits you deserve as early as possible.
Have You Been Hurt in an Industrial Accident at Work? Allow Us to Help.
If you or someone you love has been injured in an industrial accident at workplace, we can advocate for you and ensure you recover the compensation you are entitled to while you focus on recovery. The Miami workers’ compensation attorneys at Payer & Associates have significant experience helping people like you. Begin by contacting us today to schedule a free consultation.