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A work-related injury is defined as any injury that is sustained while being engaged in employee related duties. Work-related injuries can be caused from catastrophic accidents, repetitive stress injuries and disease. At McBride, Scicchitano & Leacox, P.A., an Orlando workers' compensation attorney will be determined to help those that have been injured while performing their job duties.
Even when all reasonable precautions have been made by an employee, accidents are still possible in the workplace. These accidents can result from unsafe conditions or negligence on the part of an employer. Catastrophic injuries can result from explosions, defective safety gear, exposure to toxic chemicals, unsafe workplace equipment, or the failure of the employer to follow state and federal regulations.
Catastrophic injuries can result in emotional, physical and financial devastation. In many cases, the injured employee is no longer able to continue working and may no longer be able to support their family. Modifications to the home or vehicle may be needed for wheelchair access. If this is the case, qualified Orlando injury attorneys are needed in order to be sure that the individuals with permanent disabilities are continually supported, as well as their families, for their lost wages.
Sometimes workplace injuries are not caused by accidents. Repeating the same movements overtime can result in serious repetitive stress injuries. These include conditions such as hearing loss, tendonitis and carpel tunnel syndrome. These injuries can occur in any workplace setting from office to factory work.
Repetitive stress claims are historically hard to prove. Our understanding Orlando workers comp lawyers have experience representing individuals who have life-long disabilities due to repetitive stress injuries.
After long term exposure to certain toxic chemicals and substances, employees can develop occupational diseases. Exposure to substances like asbestos can cause lung cancer, mesothelioma and asbestosis. Other forms of cancer can be caused from exposure to other chemicals. Long term exposure to thick dust and smoke can cause chronic bronchitis and other lung diseases.
Like repetitive stress injuries, it can be hard to prove that diseases have developed due to workplace exposures. There are state and federal regulations that protect workers from bring exposed to certain deadly substances. If an employer does not follow these regulations, they may be liable for any resulting illnesses.
Our caring Orlando workers' compensation attorneys understand the heartbreaking consequences of a workplace injury. An Orlando workers' comp attorney at McBride, Scicchitano & Leacox, P.A. will assist you and your family through the difficulties and complexities of workman's compensation claims. Contact the Orlando workers' compensation lawyers today for a free consultation of your potential case.