Hialeah Workplace Injury Lawyer
Morales & Cerino, P.A. can help if you sustained injuries at work in South Florida
Any worker in any industry, from a typist who spends most of the day staring at a computer screen to a construction worker who operates an industrial crane, may experience a work-related injury. A slip and fall accident, equipment malfunction, lifting injuries at work, fire, or even the repetitive motion of one’s job duties can cause serious injuries that require medical treatment. These injuries may interfere with one’s ability to work or may leave a worker permanently disabled and unable to work at all.
If you were injured at work or have been diagnosed with a medical condition caused by your work environment or job duties, do not wait to talk to a Hialeah workplace injury attorney at Morales & Cerino. You will need to report your injury to your employer as soon as possible, but you may find that your claim is delayed, that you are unhappy with the doctor you are sent to, or that your claim is denied outright. A lawyer who is experienced with workers’ compensation and personal injury cases for work-related injuries can protect your right to full benefits.
If you've been injured on the job in Hialeah or anywhere in South Florida, it's important to understand your rights under Florida's workers' compensation laws. Morales & Cerino, P.A. can help you navigate the complex system and ensure that you receive the compensation and benefits you're entitled to.
Some important things to know about workers' compensation in Florida include:
- Employers with four or more employees are required to carry workers' compensation insurance.
- Workers' compensation benefits may include medical expenses, lost wages, and disability benefits.
- You have 30 days to report your injury to your employer in order to be eligible for workers' compensation benefits.
- It's illegal for an employer to retaliate against you for filing a workers' compensation claim.
At Morales & Cerino, P.A., we have extensive experience helping injured workers in Hialeah and the surrounding areas. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with a knowledgeable workers' compensation lawyer.
In many cases, your work injury case is not as simple as it may seem. There are often snares that arise in a case and involving an attorney early on is your best chance of getting the outcome you need and deserve.
Having a legal team at your side with connections within the field of workers’ compensation is very valuable. Hiring a lawyer is not always mandatory in these situations, but it can be in your best interest.
A lawyer can help with the following:
- Find a physician
- Handle the claims process
- Negotiate a settlement
- Go to trial on your behalf
- Pursue the most compensation
Regardless of how minor or complex your work injury case is, we can discuss the situation and assess how we can best help you!
- Back injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Repetitive stress injuries
- Lifting injuries
- Construction site injuries
- Overexertion injuries
- Slip and fall accidents
- Falls from heights
- Fires and explosions
- Injuries caused by falling objects
- Amputation/loss of limb
- Electrocution and electrical injuries
No matter the cause of your work injury, you may be entitled to benefits regardless of fault. Even if it was your mistake that caused your injuries, you may still be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. And if a third party, someone other than a co-worker or your employer, was responsible, you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit and pursue benefits not only for medical care and lost earnings but also for emotional distress.