About Workers' Compensation Injuries
Lakeland Work Comp Law Firm Dean Burnetti Law provides professional Workers' Compensation Benefits Attorney legal services in Polk County, including: Lakeland, Auburndale, Bartow, Davenport, Dundee, Eagle Lake, Fort Meade, Frostproof, Haines City, Highland Park, Hillcrest Heights, Lake Alfred, Lake Hamilton, Lake Wales, Mulberry, Polk City, and Winter Haven; in Highlands County, including: Avon Park, Lake Placid, Lorida, Sebring, Venus, Placid Lake, and Sylvan Shores; and in Hardee County, including: Bowling Green, Ona, Wauchula, Zolfo Springs, Gardner, and Limestone; and all of the Greater Central Florida Area.
Workplace injuries and deaths are especially horrendous when your job duties are typically considered harmless. For instance, people expect firefighters, law enforcement, and airline pilots to face a certain level of risk as far as work-related injuries in conjunction with the dangerous types of jobs that they do. Furthermore, even people who work in such professions as banking, dog grooming, or real estate agents may have some level of concern about the danger they potentially face on the job.
But what if you’re a substitute elementary school teacher, a court stenographer, or a wedding photographer? So, should you be concerned about your job’s safety? The fact is, on the whole, all jobs carry the potential for injury and/or death.
Don’t believe us? Just look at the Newton, Connecticut mass shooting that took the life of the substitute teacher. Then there's the numerous court stenographers (as well as more than 100 other courthouse employees, some of whom suffered permanent – and some fatal – inflammatory lung conditions) who were affected by the massive amounts of mold in the Polk County Courthouse in the early 90s. Furthermore, what about the Italian wedding photographer who was accidentally shot and killed by the bride and groom who were posing with hunting rifles used as props?
Nevertheless, victims of work-related injuries or deaths may qualify for assistance through their employer’s Worker’s Compensation insurance.
What types of injuries does Workers’ Compensation cover?
In reality, Work Comp claims vary from state to state, from person to person, and from employer to employer. However, some of the most common injuries covered by Workers’ Compensation include:
- Head Injuries
- Neck Injuries
- Hearing or Vision Injuries
- Bone or Cartilage Injuries
- Muscle Injuries
- Back Injuries
- Repetitive Trauma or Stress Injuries
- Lung Injuries
- Cause or Aggravation of Stress Disorders
- Chemical Exposure Injuries
- Explosion, Fire, or Heat Exposure Injuries
- Exposure Infections or Diseases
- Animal Bites or Attacks or Contracting Rabies
- Jobsite Death
However, Work Comp benefits are tailored to fulfill each injured employee's specific needs. In fact, depending on the type and severity of your injury, your recovery time, the level of permanent disability you sustained, etc., you may be eligible for Medical Benefits, Temporary Disability Benefits, Permanent Partial Disability, Permanent Total Disability, Rehabilitation Benefits, or even Death Benefits.
Dean Burnetti Law Can Help...
No matter how you were injured or if a loved one was killed in a Workers' Compensation accident and you aren’t sure what your options are, the attorneys and staff at Dean Burnetti Law are familiar with every aspect of your case. They are eager to navigate the legal system for you as you travel down the road to physical and financial recovery. Call Dean Burnetti Law at 863-287-6388 today to schedule your free and confidential consultation.
The attorneys and staff at Dean Burnetti Law are familiar with every aspect of Workers' Compensation Injuries, including soft tissue damage, bone injuries, nerve damage, organ damage, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, burns, and even death. Our team is highly qualified and waiting to serve you.
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