During our many years of representing injured workers in Miami and surrounding communities, The Cochran Firm South Florida has seen many different types of work-related injuries. Physical injuries, occupational illnesses, and even mental illnesses may be covered under the Workers’ Compensation program in Miami, Ft Lauderdale, Fort Myers, and surrounding areas in south Florida. If you would like to learn more about the rules surrounding benefits and find out if your injury qualifies you for payments, please call or e-mail our work injury lawyers for in-depth review of your rights.
Examples of Injuries
Any of the following types of work injuries may qualify a disabled worker for compensation through an employer’s Workers’ Compensation insurance policy, or the Florida Workers’ Compensation fund. Keep in mind that the work injury must limit a person’s ability to complete his or her job duties, or prevent that person from making a living with any type of work in order to receive benefits.
- Soft tissue injuries (ligament, muscle, tendon, or nerve damage)
- Neck sprains
- Shoulder injuries
- Knee injuries
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Lower back pain
- Herniated discs and other spinal injuries
- Vision or hearing loss
- Concussion or brain damage
- Repetitive motion injuries
- Fractured or broken bones
- Stress-related illnesses (ulcers, high blood pressure)
- Auto accident injuries
- Chemical, heat, or electrical burns
- Construction accident injuries
- Crush injuries
- Psychological injuries (depression, anxiety)
- Lifting injuries
- Heavy machinery/equipment injuries
- Inhalation injuries (asbestos exposure)
Work injuries may be sustained on employer property, or outside the work environment, as long as the victim was performing a job-related task. Our Miami work injury attorneys have represented clients injured in factories, offices, construction sites, automobiles, warehouses, retail outlets, and marine vessels in Miami, Ft Myers, Ft Lauderdale, and throughout south Florida. For more information, please visit the United States Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Workplace Injury Statistics page.
If you or a loved one became injured after a work related injury in South Florida, The Cochran Firm would like to represent you. Please contact our work injury attorneys today for the legal answers you need and the compassionate service you deserve. We help those injured on the job in Miami, Ft Lauderdale, Fort Myers, and throughout south Florida.