Is the Right Choice to Pursue a Legal Claim or Action for Worker's Compensation?
An injured worker can pursue a case through a qualified Florida Worker's Compensation attorney for the benefits available through worker's compensation coverage. At times, when the injuries are minor and the job is very important to the injured worker, the injured worker makes the decision to get the limited medical care and move on with the job. If the treatment is short term and the injuries are minor and soon heal after the incident, the value of the case can be quite limited. Rather than "rock the boat" by seeking additional compensation through the services of a Florida Worker's Compensation attorney, it may actually be in the best interest of the injured worker if he or she returns to work without pushing for additional compensation assuming that the injured worker values his or her job, is fairly compensated for his or her work, and has some kind of job security or longevity on the job.
It should be noted that each worker's compensation case or claim must be evaluated on the particular facts and circumstances. Some injured workers should seek further benefits, treatment, and compensation while others may be best served by merely returning to work without any further action. Before making any decisions, the injured worker should at least get advice and guidance from a Florida Worker's Compensation attorney. If it is in the best interest of the injured worker and there are benefits / compensation to pursue beyond what has been paid to date, then the injured worker should secure the legal representation of an experience Florida Worker's Compensation attorney.
It is important that all work related injuries are reported to the employer and that the initial injuries or conditions are properly evaluated by medical provider which may include an emergency room, urgent care center, family practice doctor, neurologist, orthopedist, pain management doctor, or other medical provider. It may take some time to fully diagnose the injuries and determine if there will be a permanent condition or injury resulting from the incident.
It should be noted that fault or negligence is not an element of a typical Florida Worker's Compensation case or claim. The injured worker is required to merely prove that the injuries were sustained during the regular course and scope of the worker's employment. For instance, if the worker is on the job and trips while working in the warehouse, this could form the basis of a worker's compensation case or claim. There is a case or claim to pursue even if the worker tripped over his or her own shoelaces.
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