All businesses want to make their workplaces safer for employees. Unfortunately, it doesn’t always work out that way. Even with hours of safety training and courses available from Human Resources departments, accidents still happen at work. Millions of people have suffered from injuries they received while on the job every year.
When an accident occurs, employees have the right to claim reimbursement for any losses suffered during the event. This includes lost wages and medical expenses. For example, if you work in construction, you may not be able to return to the job site until you have been cleared by a doctor or medical professional. However, you still have bills to pay. With Workers’ Compensation in Orlando, you will still be able to pay rent, utilities, and other bills on time.
Common Injuries in the Workplace
Some workplace injuries are more severe than others. However, if you find that you’re unable to work because of back pain caused by lifting a heavy object, that’s reason enough of a reason to file for workers’ compensation. Other common workplace injuries include:
- Slips, trips, and falls. These types of injuries actually account for most claims in the workplace. This is because a slip on an uneven surface cause head and back pain, broken bones, cuts, sprains, and more.
- Injury from machinery. It is a dangerous safety hazard when machinery is not guarded or taken care of properly. Heavy machinery can even cause crushed or severed body parts
- Headaches, back pain, or damage to your eyesight. Strain on the body is potentially due to long hours of sitting, standing, or staring at a screen. This happens often in standard office environments. However, even “small” injuries such as these should not be ignored.
- Workplace violence. For example, if one or more employees start a fight in the workplace. There are a range of injuries that can be caused with a fight.
What If I’m Injured at Work?
Of course, missing work due to injury will cost you the compensation you need to live. And with medical bills being so expensive, you need to take action as soon as possible. You will want to apply for Workers’ Compensation so you can get a fair and maximum settlement. The Law Offices of Charles H. Leo, P.A. can help you file for Workers’ Compensation in Orlando. For more information and a free consultation for your claim, please give our team a call. We look forward to working with you.