If you are employed, you are at risk of a workplace injury no matter what your workplace is. When a worker sustains injuries while on the job, there is hope for their recovery and eventual return to work. However, when a worker sustains a catastrophic injury at work, they sustain an injury that may leave them jobless, and disabled for life. It is of paramount importance that these injured workers get an experienced representative to work on their behalf to ensure that they are taken care of and the treatment they receive is in their best interest.
Catastrophic injuries can be defined as the loss of an arm, leg, hand, and foot; or a quadriplegic, quadriparetic or has lost the sight in both eyes. If a worker has sustained an injury that is considered catastrophic, he or she is entitled to 80% of their average wages. Of course injuries like these are highly serious and should be acted upon with a workers lifelong wellbeing in mind.
Many times, workers injured on the job are not fully educated on the legal process of handling a workplace catastrophic injury and will try to obtain benefits on their own to no avail. Employer’s insurance companies have hundreds of attorneys on staff to deny cases like this or to get the injured workers to sign off on minimal benefits awarded to them. This is designed to save the insurance company money at the cost of the injured worker’s future.
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Kalo & Verheul is a Florida law firm dedicated to winning catastrophically injured workers’ the compensation they deserve. Our reputation has remained strong throughout the years as a relentless, aggressive, and highly personal law firm that is totally devoted to our clients’ well-being. If you have sustained a catastrophic injury while on the job, do not hesitate to contact us today. We are ready to represent you in your fight for a better future.