Fort Lauderdale Work Injury Lawyers
Have you been injured while working in Ft. Lauderdale?
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 4,547 workers lost their lives due to workplace accidents and injuries in 2010. These injuries included exposure to harmful substances or exposure, falls, fires and explosions, highway and transportation incidents, being struck by objects, through the use of objects or equipment, and from assaults and violent acts. The industry with the highest rate of fatal workplace injuries was the construction industry, followed by transportation and warehousing. Construction and industrial injuries include accidents involving ladders, scaffolds, roofs, trenches, cranes, forklifts, and other heavy machinery or vehicles. Anyone, however, can be injured while on the job, including office workers and retail clerks.
Effect of Work Environment on Employees
Those who are injured on the job or contract occupational diseases as result
of work environments are entitled to receive medical benefits and wage
loss payments through the Florida
workers' compensation program. Workers of all kinds can sustain injuries and develop illnesses
as a result of work duties, whether they work in offices, industrial sites,
factories or manufacturing facilities, construction sites, as delivery
personnel, or in any other industry or occupation.
The oil industry and construction industry are two of those most commonly associated with workplace injuries while mining and jobs involving chemical exposure, diesel exhaust, and other toxic substances may result in serious diseases. In some cases, lack of safety standards or measures and negligence on the part of third parties, such as vehicle, machine, tool, and equipment manufacturers may contribute to a workplace injury, giving cause to a third-party injury claim beyond workers' compensation.
Ft. Lauderdale Personal Injury Lawyer: Skilled Legal Counsel
Whatever the circumstances of your work injury, you may need the legal assistance of a Fort Lauderdale personal injury lawyer at Feingold & Posner, P.A. They can help you obtain all of the financial compensation from every available source following injuries, illness or in cases where an immediate family member has been killed on the job. Our firm works to get you the best results possible while providing generous personal service and support throughout all stages of your personal injury case.