According to WPTV 5, two city workers in West Palm Beach suffered injuries recently while doing landscape work on public property. The workers hit a live power line, causing an explosion and fire at the electric box. Both workers were hospitalized and later described as being in stable condition.
There are many ways of being injured in a workplace accident, including those involving utility lines such as electric or gas. Even if the company follows safety standards, construction-type work often consists of dangerous conditions. When an individual gets injured, however, often his or her employer doesn't want a workers' compensation claim filed as it will increase the company's insurance rates. Further, valid claims can be denied, causing hardship for one having to miss work due to injuries caused by a workplace accident. When this happens, it is time to call an Stuart personal injury lawyer who can help injured workers get the compensation they deserve.
Workplace injuries can take months or even years to recover from and can cost thousands of dollars in medical bills. The Law Firm of Goldstein, Lauri J. Goldstein & Associates, PLLC has experience in workers' compensation laws. If you've been injured in a workplace accident, contact us so that we may thoroughly review the details of your case in order to find the most compensation available to you. We will bring knowledge as to what is needed in order for a workers' compensation claim to be filed and may also be able to find other avenues of compensation, including injury claims against third parties. In addition, if you have previously filed a claim but are unsatisfied with the results of your case, we can appeal the case to a higher court.
Being injured at work is a scary experience. But with our knowledge on your side, it doesn't have to be an experience you are left to sort out on your own.