Martin County Workers' Compensation Lawyers
While Lauri J. Goldstein & Associates, PLLCdoes not specifically practice in the field of Workers Compensation, we
have a good relationship with local firms who are proficient and effective
in handling such cases. For a referral, please feel free to call or email
our offices and we will see to it that you are put in good hands.
There are many people working in the Treasure Coast area that have suffered
serious injuries while performing their duties at work. Whether the situation
involves a back injury, carpal tunnel syndrome, a trip & fall, vehicle
accident, construction accident or other type of injury, our firm is here
to help you get the compensation you deserve. In any workers' comp
case, there can be serious problems, including having a valid claim denied.
Employers don't want claims on their record as it increases insurance
rates. There are many people who truly cannot function at work who are
forced to fight to get the compensation that they deserve under state law.
Work-Related Injuries in Martin County
Construction workers face real dangers every day, even when the employer
uses best safety practices. Many of the injuries sustained are very serious,
life threatening or fatal. Ladder falls, scaffold falls, trench collapses,
electric and gas accidents as well as equipment failures are some of the
accidents that frequently result in permanent disability or death. In
any workers' compensation claim, third party liability should be investigated.
For example, if a scaffolding company failed to erect the structure correctly
and it later collapsed, it may be possible to pursue damages beyond the
compensation due through workers' compensation benefits. Cases in
which there has been a gas explosion, equipment failure or other situation
in which another company was involved could allow us to fight for more
compensation either through a
personal injury claim or lawsuit.
The inability to work, as well as the medical costs can be extensive, and
in some cases will range into the hundreds of thousands in just a few
months. Serious injuries, such as traumatic brain injuries, severe burns
and others will require a lifetime of medical care and treatment. It is
imperative that the injured worker has the financial wherewithal to get
access to high quality care and treatment, as well as any future treatment released.
The process of recovering fair benefits from workers' compensation
can be far more difficult than expected. If you fail to present all documentation,
or your case is challenged, if you do not file within time limits and
if you don't really understand what benefits could be available to
you, it can cause you serious financial trouble.