Recently been injured on the job?
We know that being injured at work is never easy, especially if you have to take care of legal procedures after that. Omar A. Cardenas is a worker’s compensation attorney who has been working in Plantation and Sunrise, Florida for more than ten years. He is an expert in handling personal injuries, wrongful death, insurance disputes, medical malpractice and general civil litigation matters.
Omar A. Cardenas is a passionate personal injury lawyer, who also has extensive experience in the particular areas of automobile negligence, premises liability, intentional torts, and insurance law. Omar A. Cardenas is a personal law firm that has been helping clients with legal issues and is highly recognized in Plantation and in Sunrise, Florida. We believe that a compassionate, affordable and honest representation can make the difference and this is why we work everyday to offer our best services to our clients. Let us help you on your case right now.
Can I sue my employer if I got injured at work?
Accidents at work happen frequently: a back injury from lifting heavy boxes or a repetitive motion injury such as carpal tunnel syndrome are common examples. In 2015, more than 200 people died from work accidents in Florida while more than 250 people got injured on the job. Most of the time, the industry sectors report the highest rates of injuries. The six industry sectors that recorded the more accidents in 2015 were:
- Mining, quarrying and oil and gas extraction
- Transportation and warehousing
- Finance and insurance
- Health care and social assistance
- Accommodation and food services
If you have been injured on the job, you may be entitled to compensation, regardless of fault. Like all injury claims, you need to properly document the incident. After an injury at work, immediately report it to a supervisor, insist on the creation of an incident report and obtaining a copy for yourself, obtain any eye witness information, take pictures of the object or condition that caused your injuries, and the injuries themselves. You should also request and/or immediately seek medical assistance. Always be honest about where and how your injuries occurred, even if your employer promises to pay your medical expenses if you tell your treating doctor that the accident occurred somewhere outside of work.
Workers’ compensation laws permit workers who are hurt on the job to receive a number of benefits, depending on the injury. Workers’ compensation systems provide medical and cash benefits to workers injured on the job. These benefits may include:
- Permanent total disability benefits
- Permanent partial disability benefits
- Temporary partial disability benefits
- Medical benefits
- Wage reimbursement benefits
- Vocational rehabilitation benefits
As always, it is better to consult with a worker attorney before speaking an insurance representative about your claim. Omar A. Cardenas has dedicated his whole legal career to making people whole after they have been injured at their workplace. Call us now in order for our skilled and experienced lawyer to assist you to increase your chances of obtaining the maximum possible benefits for your injuries and losses.
Worker’s Compensation Law Office in Plantation and Sunrise, Florida
If you or a relative has been injured on the job and is looking for legal advice, let us represent you in your fight. Most of the time, the longer you wait to consult an attorney, the more you jeopardize your case. It is crucial that you immediately call a worker attorney and make every attempt to obtain everything you deserve. Our truck accident lawyer can help you if you are located in any of the following locations in Florida:
- Fort Lauderdale
- Pompano Beach
- Coral Springs
Call us now and get a free case evaluation!
Omar A. Cardenas Legal Office
Tel: (855) OMAR-411