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Clocking in for what seems like a routine day at work can unexpectedly turn into a moment that changes everything: your health, your employment, and your future. Workplace accidents can disrupt your life, leaving you with a multitude of questions and uncertainties. However, you don’t have to face these challenges alone with The Law Offices of Casey D. Shomo, P.A. by your side.

Based in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, and serving injured workers throughout Palm Beach County, Mr. Shomo is an experienced personal injury attorney dedicated to helping you find your way forward after a work accident. Mr. Shomo and his team have secured over $85 million in results for clients in Palm Beach Gardens and throughout Florida. Our law firm knows the ins and outs of workplace accident cases and is here to ensure that your rights are protected.

“Casey and his staff were upfront, honest, and easy to work with. He truly cares for his clients and their families. I would highly recommend him to anyone else that requires his services!” – DB

Common workplace accidents in Florida

In the fast-paced workplace environment, accidents can happen unexpectedly, leading to injuries and setbacks for employees.

Construction Sites

  • Falls from heights due to unstable scaffolding or ladders.
  • Accidents involving heavy machinery like cranes or forklifts.
  • Struck-by accidents from falling objects or moving equipment.
  • Electrocution from exposed wiring or faulty electrical equipment.
  • Trench collapses or accidents related to excavation work.

Office Jobs

  • Trips and falls over loose carpeting or cluttered walkways.
  • Repetitive strain injuries from prolonged computer use.
  • Slips on wet floors or spilled liquids in common areas like kitchens or restrooms.
  • Back injuries from improper lifting or ergonomic issues.
  • Electrical hazards from overloaded outlets or faulty equipment.

Healthcare Settings

  • Needlestick injuries or exposure to infectious materials.
  • Slippery floors in patient rooms or common areas.
  • Musculoskeletal issues from lifting or moving patients.
  • Exposure to hazardous chemicals or medications.

Manufacturing Facilities

  • Machinery-related accidents, such as caught-in or caught-between incidents.
  • Chemical exposure or inhalation injuries.
  • Falls from elevated platforms or catwalks.
  • Repetitive strain injuries from assembly line work.
  • Burns from hot surfaces or chemicals.

Common work injuries

Workplace injuries can range from minor cuts and bruises to more serious conditions like fractures and concussions. Here are some common types of injuries that employees may experience on the job:

  • Sprains and strains
  • Cuts and lacerations
  • Bruises and contusions
  • Broken bones and fractures
  • Back and neck injuries
  • Concussions and other traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
  • Burns
  • Eye injuries
  • Repetitive strain injuries (RSI)

Workers’ compensation vs third party claim

Workers’ compensation is a form of insurance that covers most workplace accidents, offering benefits like medical expenses and lost wages to employees injured on the job. However, it’s important to note that there are situations where an injured employee might also pursue a third-party claim alongside or in place of a workers’ compensation claim.

Workers’ compensation Coverage:

  • Generally, covers most workplace accidents.
  • Provides benefits like medical expenses and lost wages to injured employees.

Third-party claims:

  • Arises when someone other than the employer is responsible for the workplace accident.
  • Examples include accidents caused by third-party contractors or defective equipment.

Given the various legal options available and the potential complexities involved, having the guidance and support of an experienced workplace injury attorney is crucial. They can assess your case, explain your rights, and help choose what option is in your best interest.

Seek maximum compensation from a firm that gets meaningful results

With decades of experience in navigating complex workplace accident cases, our team at The Law Offices of Casey D. Shomo, P.A. understands the critical importance of having the right lawyer by your side. With extensive experience advocating for injured workers in Palm Beach Gardens and beyond, we know what it takes to help you navigate the complexities of workers’ compensation and third-party claims in Florida. Contact us today for a free consultation or come visit us at our office in Palm Beach Gardens.

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