What is Covered by Florida Workers Compensation?
Generally, any injury, disease or accident that is a direct result of a job is covered by Florida Workers Compensation. This includes outright injuries, injuries resulting from repetitive action, or disease that has developed as a result of exposure to something at your workplace, or a disease that is a direct result of your job.
If you have developed a disease as a result of exposure to a chemical at your job, such as lead or asbestos, it is covered under workers comp. If you have developed respiratory problems as an aftereffect of your job, even if the exposure occurred long ago, you are entitled to workers compensation. Even if you have developed a psychological disorder, such as anxiety, because of a hostile or intolerable work environment, you are legally entitled to Florida workers compensation benefits.
In addition, work related injuries can ran range from a repetitive motion injury such as carpal tunnel, to a slip and fall accident. Depending on the nature of the job, any of the following could fall under the category of workers comp: back injury, head and neck injury, traumatic brain injury, knee injury, shoulder injury, elbow, ankle or hip injury, severed fingers and toes, etc. If you drive for a living, a car accident could fall under workers comp. Even if you have developed a permanent hearing loss from an unacceptably loud work environment, you are by law entitled to assistance from workers compensation.
If you are suffering from any of these ailments, or were in a work related accident and are unable to work, you need a Florida workers comp attorney on your side to get the retribution you deserve.
At Farah & Farah we will be on your side. We have been successfully representing Jacksonville workers compensation cases for over 25 years; and we have what it takes to win even the most challenging cases. We will skillfully negotiate with your employer, and are prepared to take them to court if necessary. All at no risk to you, because there is never a fee --not even a consultation fee--until your case is settled.
For a free evaluation of your case, call our Jacksonville office today at (800) 533-3555