Many people make a living and support their families by doing some form of valuable manual labor. Others have less active jobs but may still require them to lift heavy objects from time to time. No matter your exact job duties, injuries that could result from heavy lifting can make a significant impact on your life and working ability. When these injuries occur at work, you have the right to seek out medical benefits and potentially wage loss through a workers’ compensation insurance claim.
An experienced workers’ comp attorney can help you through every step of the claims process. If you suffered a heavy lifting injury at work in Orlando, reach out to the Law Firm of Kevin A. Moore today to begin reviewing the details of your incident to make sure you are maximizing all of the benefits to which you are entitled.
There are a lot of jobs that require people to lift heavy items on a regular basis. This is especially true for those who work in theme park operations, construction, healthcare, waste management, warehouses, factories, delivery, and retail settings. Lifting oversized objects can cause neck, back, leg, arm, and shoulder injuries that require extensive medical attention and recuperation time. While strains and sprains are the most common heavy-lifting injuries in Orlando workplaces, other forms of harm can include:
Additionally, the repetitive motion and stress placed on your body from lifting heavy objects over a long period of time can wear down your joints, leaving you vulnerable to permanent injury. Regardless of the type of injury you sustain, any instance connected to your work tasks may entitle an employee to workers’ compensation benefits according to Florida Statute § 440.09(1). Attorney Kevin Moore has dedicated his career to helping injured workers receive the benefits they are entitled to under workers compensation. Many times the adjusters do not outline all the benefits that employees should be receiving including mileage payments, lost wages calculated with fringe benefits and concurrent income.
The point of a workers’ compensation claim is to provide much-needed medical and wage loss benefits to allow an employee to return to work after an injury. More specifically, workers’ compensation offers benefits in the form of authorized medical treatment and wage loss at 66 2/3% of your wages. This calculation of wage loss should be done by a qualified attorney to ensure the insurance company is correctly paying wages. Sadly, it is not uncommon for insurance companies to offer incorrect wage benefits or deny the claim outright for things such as pre-existing conditions.
Working with a skilled workers comp attorney ensures injured workers collect the compensation they deserve after heavy lifting injuries at work in Orlando. This includes helping you avoid making mistakes that could cost you time and money. We handle the confusing paperwork while making sure you do not give the insurance company ammunition to use against you during your case. We can also help with:
Additionally, we can take the lead in demanding proper payments for lost wages and making sure you receive the appropriate medical treatment.
A single poorly planned lift can cause serious injuries to a person’s back, shoulders, or neck. While many people will eventually make a full recovery, others will be forced to live with the resulting pain and lack of motion for the rest of their lives. If these injuries occurred while performing your job, you should pursue benefits through a workers’ compensation insurance claim. Time is critical as there are important time frames in which you must file your claim.
The Law Firm of Kevin A. Moore is here if you are having trouble obtaining these benefits after a heavy lifting injury in Orlando. Reach out to us today to learn more and begin reviewing your claim details directly with Attorney Moore during a free consultation.