Common Workplace Injuries and Work Accidents
With the number of employed workers in the State of Florida being nearly 9.5 million in 2018 and expected to increase to nearly 10.5 million in 2026 according to the State of Florida Department of Economic Opportunity; workplace accidents are unfortunately an all to common component of a thriving job market. Based upon the sheer number of workers, even the safest workplaces can lead to accidents that may take you out of the workforce for a prolonged period of time. Which is where workers’ compensation insurance comes in.
An injury that causes you to be unable to work and provide a living for you and your family can be one of the most devastating events an employee can suffer. The inability to maintain a quality of life you are accustom to, often at absolutely no fault of your own, can be both emotionally and physically draining. Workers’ compensation is intended to protect the injured by providing coverage for loss of income and medical expenses in the case of a work-related injury or illness.
Injuries Sustained by Workplace Accidents
Work-related injuries come in various forms that can lead to short-term loss of work to debilitating life-long injuries that can take you out of the workforce forever. These injuries are also not isolated to specific industries; work environments of all forms can lead to serious injuries. Whether you work in an office setting or a driver in the construction field; injuries can occur without notice. The most common injuries that occur in the workplace include:
- Slip and Fall (Trip and Fall)
- Fall From Heights
- Sprain or Ligament Damage
- Falling or Flying Objects
- Vehicle Accident
- Faulty Machinery or Machinery Misuse
- Repetitive Motion
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Workplace Violence
Help With Your Work Injury Claim
If you have suffered an injury at work, our law firm is here to assist you throughout the entire claims process. Whether you are ready to file your claim or trying to determine if you have a claim, our attorneys are available to discuss your case. Call us today for a complimentary evaluation of your compensation claim at 954-324-COMP (2667).