A laceration, or cut, is a common injury to get in a workplace. They can result from slips, trip or fall, low overhangs, tools used on the job, exposed sharp surfaces, and many other causes. Lacerations are cuts or tears of the skin caused by a sharp object, such as exposed metal edges or broken glass. Laceration wounds have a wide range of severity from surface to deep and can even be fatal. Long-term effects resulting from certain cuts and lacerations can be challenging for the worker. If you have suffered this type of injury as the result of a workplace accident in Florida, please contact a Florida workplace cuts and lacerations lawyer to learn about your options for workers’ compensation benefits.
Lacerations can occur anywhere on the body. Common lacerations incurred in workplace accidents include face extremities especially including legs and arms. To minimize scarring and prevent permanent scaring, facial lacerations can require immediate and often long term care. A deep cut can go through skin all the way down to the bone – cutting tendons and muscles on the way. The deeper the laceration, the more serious the consequences, especially if damage goes into the muscle or bone. What you do not want is an insurance company dictating the wrong treatment for your wound. Even seemingly superficial wounds can lead to severe secondary infections which can cause the loss of limbs or even death. If you believe that you are getting improper or inadequate treatment for your workplace cut or laceration job please our Tampa attorney, Kevin Moore.
Even if the laceration was not that severe, lacerations to the head can be life threatening, even if the injuries do not appear to be great. Secondary infections of even the most insignificant laceration can end up being life threatening. Other types of open wounds, similar to lacerations are often found in Workers Compensation injury cases: puncture wounds and abrasions. A puncture wound is usually caused by a pointed object such as an exposed nail, nail-gun or (carpet) knife. These types of wounds usually do not bleed excessively and can appear to close up. An abrasion is a wound caused by superficial damage to the skin, no deeper than the epidermis (the top layer of the skin) usually caused by a rubbing of the skin on a rough surface. These types of wounds are prone to infection and should be treated immediately.
Your Workers’ Compensation referred physician should refer you to a surgeon in cases of deep wounds or puncture wounds of unknown depth; severe crush injuries; and wounds that are severely contaminated.
Infection is the biggest medical concern in the first few weeks following a laceration or other “open” injury. Signs of infection include severe pain, fevers and chills, pus, redness beyond the wound edges, or excessive swelling. If you think you have an infection, you should seek prompt medical care. Once you have been properly treated, skilled Tampa, FL attorney Kevin Moore can help you seek workers comp benefits for your cut or laceration.
The Law Firm of Kevin A. Moore helps victims of Florida work place injuries receive just compensation for their losses. We’re not just another law firm. He is highly experienced at handling workers’ compensation cases. Dealing with On The Job Injuries is what we do. We serve clients throughout the State of Florida.
Your injury is serious and your legal rights are important to you and your family. Make sure your rights and your family are protected. Call a lawyer. It is critical that you do the research to find a reputable and capable attorney. We believe our success is based not only on our results but in the personal relationships we have with our clients. Attorney Moore’s skill in recovering large awards and settlements speaks for itself about the quality of our representation, quality that we refer to as the “Advantage of Experience.”
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You Need An Attorney Who Specializes In The Complexities of Workers Compensation Law. What you don’t need is a lawyer who “also” practices Workers’ Compensation. Florida Workers Compensation laws can change regularly and ensuring your lawyer is highly competent in this specific area is critical. As a matter of history, Florida has undergone major workers compensation law changes in 1989, 1994 and 2002. Additionally, the Judges of Workers Compensation continue to modify the law based on their rulings. Attorney Moore is fully apprized of the latest law changes and will position your case to maximize your benefits.
You should select your Tampa workplace cuts and lacerations attorney for their expertise and experience in specific categories of cases. The “right lawyer” for your Workers’ Comp case is the person who has substantial experience handling a case very similar to yours, who can and will take action at once. Kevin Moore has handled 1,000’s of workers compensation cases since 1992.
What you don’t need is a lawyer who “also” practices Workers’ Comp. More and more, laws are being written that are only fully understood by those few lawyers who are highly competent in specific areas. Finding the “right lawyer”, means a lawyer with substantial workers compensation knowledge and experience, is what you want when you need competent help. Lawyers should be selected for their expertise and experience in specific categories of cases. The “right lawyer” for your Workers’ Comp case is the person who has substantial experience handling a case very similar to yours, who can and will take action at once. Kevin Moore and his Florida Workers’ Compensation law firm is who you want and what you need
If this injury occurred because of a Florida workplace accident, you should rightfully expect your employer and their insurance company to provide quality care, covering all of your injury related expenses, and compensate you, while you are unable to work if you authorized physician indicates, for your resulting lost income. These are reasonable expectations but all too often you end up having to fight the insurance company for your rightful compensation.
You Are Covered By The Law: According to the Florida Workers Compensation Statute Chapter 440 Section 15 – you could qualify for Temporary Total or Temporary Partial Disability Wages and be entitled to up to 66% of your average weekly wages during the time period of such disability. There are some restrictions and you may have disagreements with the insurance company about them. If this is your circumstance or are worried that you may have such a disagreement with the insurance company then now is the time to contact Kevin Moore’s Florida Workers Compensation Law Firm.Insurance companies are supposed to pay you every two weeks you are out of work because of your injuries. If they don’t pay you timely they owe you penalties and interest. They are also supposed to pay you based upon your last 13 weeks of wages earned. In many cases the insurance company incorrectly calculates your benefits incorrectly and underpays you. You need a lawyer to fight for your lost wage benefits.The insurance company is required to pay your authorized workers compensation medical expenses, prescription medications and your medical mileage. Many times the insurance carrier refuses to pay a medical bill or prescriptions and you are left with these expenses. You need a lawyer to fight to get your medical treatment and medical bills paid.You need an advocateJust when you are at your weakest you may have to fight the insurance company for the most basic benefits. Florida Workers Comp Insurance companies are notorious for denying claims, and denying rightful or quality care and services. The insurance company’s goal is to save money – not to assure you your rightful care and compensation. If you have had a catastrophic injury you are not in a position to fight the insurance company and more than likely neither is your family. You need to know that your lawyer will take care of the issues that arise and have your best interest at hand.
The Law Firm of Kevin A. Moore will listen to you with compassion and understanding. Attorney Kevin More will evaluate your medical records, communicate with your doctors and deal with the insurance adjuster and attorney. If you are not getting what you are entitled to, Kevin is ready to fight the insurance companies for you at depositions, mediations and, if necessary, at trial.
Kevin Moore has been aggressively practicing law and guiding and protecting his clients’ interests since 1992. Kevin and his Firm have handled thousands of workers compensation cases and a significant number of cases involving catastrophic injury. No Florida Workers Compensation attorney will do a better job in seeing that you get justice and compensation for your workplace loss. Call us or contact us now. His consultations are always free and you never pay a fee unless we win your case. No matter where you are in Florida, The Law Firm of Kevin A. Moore will be on your side and by your side.
Our main goal is taking care of our clients. Kevin handles all of his cases personally, speaks with each of his clients regularly and is always fighting to get the benefits you deserve. Our culture revolves around client services. Our primary focus is to do excellent work for each and every client; to go all out and win the case. Building solid relationships with our clients and producing great results is what we do.
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