Laws related to compensation for personal injuries sustained by the worker due to an accident at the workplace are very clear. The basic laws related to medical treatment, wages, hospitalization, medication and surgical (if applicable) procedures have to be followed by the employers without fail. In some instances the management may not comply with these regulations. In such cases the personal injury lawyers will provide the right help for you in getting the compensations at the right time for the right value.
Florida Personal Injury Firm is an established entity, which takes care of ensuring the timely benefits and compensations from the employers. For this they need to have all the evidences and support of the witnesses from the accident spot. This is established after a preliminary investigation at the accident spot,
Investigation and Documentation
If the accident spot is a construction location or an industrial building, the lawyer will need the explicit permission of the company for conducting the investigations. For this he will approach the authorities and submits a request form. if they are unwilling to provide the consent, he may need to take the help of law enforcement authorities for the investigation.
- The authorities will issue explicit instructions to the company management to keep the conditions at the accident spot in status quo. That means the management will be legally bound to seal the location and prevent unauthorized access, until your attorney completes the investigations.
- Once the investigations are complete, your lawyer will prepare a report about the probable lapses of security measures at the accident spot from the management.
- He will also enquire about the provisions for insurance provided by the management. If such schemes are not provided, they may be considered to be liable for additional compensation which will cover the insurance claims.
If you are physically disabled for a specific period after the accident, you will be eligible for temporary benefits from the management for covering the medical expenses as well as loss of pay. In most of the cases this will be 70% of your monthly salary. If the management has failed to cover the insurance, they will be responsible for a percentage of the lost opportunity for insurance claims. You can get to know about the information from your personal injury lawyer.
In case of permanent disability the compensation will be calculated based on the functional loss parameters. These compensations could be paid in lump sum or in monthly installments by the management. In either case your personal injury lawyer will ensure that the amount is deposited to your bank account according to the terms imposed by the court of law.
If you are unable to go to any kind of job due to permanent disability, the lawyer will consider the effects of such disability on your family. The calculations could depend on the number of dependents and the average loss of salary for a specific period of time. After considering all these factors he will be able to evaluate the total compensation amount.