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As overexertion is the most common workplace injury, it’s not surprising that overexertion makes up 33.2% of all workplace injuries. Overexertion in the workplace can happen due to lifting heavy objects, pushing heavy objects, or repeating the same movement repeatedly. It can also occur from pushing yourself too hard and not being given adequate time to eat or hydrate. Common overexertion injuries include tears, sprains, and strains in your muscles. If you have suffered from a workplace injury due to overexertion, you may be eligible for a workers’ compensation benefits for medical bills, to replace lost wages, and cover other related expenses that may occur. After receiving medical attention for your injury, you should notify your employer of the injury, and contact an attorney for an evaluation of your situation.
When Should You Contact A Lawyer
When it comes to your workplace environment, your safety should never be put in jeopardy. Workplace injuries may feel insignificant at the moment, but they can have long-term effects. The injury can worsen over time, or the dangerous incident may occur again, putting you in risk once more. There was a total of 5,147 fatal workplace injuries in the United States in 2017. If you feel unsafe or have been injured, it’s important to consult with a lawyer.
At the very least, you should not be returning to work the next day after your injury. Returning to work can cause the injury to get more severe, or you may be put in harm’s way again. Florida workers’ compensation laws have been made to cover medical bills and disability leave for workers who have been hurt on the job. Contact a lawyer specializing in workers’ compensation to discuss your case as soon as possible.
Call for a Free Attorney Consultation
At Thompson & Thomas Legal, we have an experienced staff of attorneys who are equipped to handle all types of workers’ compensation claims. We can assist with the filing of the claim, contesting the claim with your employer, and can represent you in court if necessary. Call today for a free attorney consultation at 561-295-3854