A work-related injury can cause significant disruptions to someone’s life including health, career, and finances. Thankfully, Florida’s workers compensation benefits are available to compensate the injured parties so that they can get back to their lives as soon as possible.
Sprains and strains are common injuries in some specific jobs. Sprains mainly occur when the ligaments are stretched or torn while strains are tears in the muscles or tendons. These injuries, based on their severity, may require surgery or taking time off work to properly recover.
If you or a loved one has experienced long-term sprains and strains, or any other kind of work injury, you should consult a Miami workers’ compensation attorney from Gallardo Lawyers. Our attorneys have successfully handled sprain and strain injuries in South Florida for decades.
Some sprains and injuries are obvious right away while others may require X-rays to identify them. Common sprains and strains include trips, slips, falls, missteps, and traumatic injuries from vehicle accidents. There may be injuries caused by repetitive movements with symptoms such as pain, muscle spams, bruising, swelling, and limited mobility based on the severity of the injury. Many individuals who have suffered serious strains or sprains may experience severe disruptions in their lives, including limited mobility.
When a worker sustains a soft tissue injury on the job, he or she may be entitled to certain benefits for past and future medical bills, physical therapy, lost wages, and pain and suffering in catastrophic injury cases. Sprains and strains may not be as serious or debilitating as traumatic injuries, but they do involve expensive medical visits, missed work, physical rehab, and other permanent difficulties in the workplace.
In order to successfully navigate the case, the injured party has to first report the injury to the employer and file several documents required by the state within the allotted time. These cases can be complex and require the skill and experience of a Miami workers’ compensation attorney that will help you find out more about your rights and options for a worker’s comp claim. Your attorney can help you recover your benefits, even when your negligence was the cause of the injury.
Workers’ compensation is designed to help employees that have suffered a work-related injury such a sprain and strain. Some of the benefits available include:
Some sprains and strains are minor and others can be serious and cause a long-term impact on your health. Unfortunately, employers and insurance companies sometimes deny workers’ comp claims, even under legitimate circumstances. These applicants may give up and try to take matters into their own hands.
Hiring an experienced Miami worker’s compensation attorney will give you a much better chance of obtaining the benefits you deserve. Your attorney can help you determine whether your injury qualifies for workers’ compensation benefits. Miami workers’ compensation attorneys will communicate with the insurer on your behalf, gather required medical evidence to support your claim, negotiate a fair settlement, and represent you in a worker’s comp hearing if the claim was denied in the past. Contact Gallardo Lawyers to schedule a free consultation!