West Palm Beach Orthopedic Injury Lawyer
Help with Orthopedic Injuries from Compassionate and Dedicated West Palm Beach Workers’ Compensation Attorneys
At the law office of Nicole Hessen, P.A., our experienced West Palm Beach orthopedic injury lawyers work hard to maximize the recovery for injured workers regardless of how complex or difficult their claim may be. With decades of experience handling claims for injured workers, we understand the challenges facing employees with orthopedic injuries. You can count on our firm to aggressively pursue your matter and see that you get every penny you are entitled to.
What exactly are Orthopedic Injuries?
Orthopedic injuries are also called musculoskeletal injuries because they most often involve injuries to muscles and bones. Orthopedic injuries may also involve injuries to ligaments, tendons, joints and the soft tissue surrounding these body parts as well. Orthopedic injuries could therefore involve any of the following types of injuries, among others:
- Fractures/broken bones
- Neck Injury
- Back Injury
- Sprained Wrist
- Torn Rotator Cuff (shoulder)
- Torn Meniscus (knee)
Orthopedic injuries can be the result of a single traumatic incident or repetitive trauma, and they can come about in many different ways. For instance, broken bones and neck or back injuries may occur due to a fall, being struck by an object, or getting caught or crushed in or between machinery. A sprained wrist may be the result of prolonged period of overexertion, or from extending an outstretched arm to protect oneself in a fall.
Orthopedic injuries can result in chronic pain, permanent disability or nerve damage. For minor injuries, rest and rehabilitation, along with pain medication, may be enough to heal the injury. More serious cases may require surgery and extensive periods of rehabilitation including physical and occupational therapy. Surgery can range from insertion of pins or sewing up damaged cartilage and other tissue to complete replacements of shoulder and knee joints.
Workers with Orthopedic Injuries are Entitled to Florida Workers’ Compensation Benefits
Many orthopedic injuries can be prevented if workers are provided with fall protection, an ergonomic workspace, and the proper tools for performing the job. Employers are liable to pay workers’ compensation benefits for orthopedic injuries that occur on the job, including all reasonable, necessary medical care and rehabilitation, and wage replacement for the appropriate period of disability. Some employers and insurance companies go to great lengths to argue that a particular injury was not work related, or they will dispute the extent of the injury. Some companies even hire surveillance experts to shadow workers and catch them doing activities they claim show the injury is exaggerated. These claims can often be refuted by skilled and knowledgeable workers’ comp attorneys who understand how your orthopedic injury can impact your daily living and respond aggressively to insurance company allegations.
At Nicole Hessen, P.A., our seasoned and dedicated workers’ compensation attorneys know how to prepare and present a strong case proving workplace injury, and how to stand up to insurance company tricks and tactics to try to avoid payment. We won’t let you get taken advantage of, and we won’t rest until you get all of the workers’ comp benefits you are entitled to.
Dedicated Florida Workers’ Comp Attorneys Ready to Help with Your Orthopedic Injury Claim
For aggressive, dedicated assistance with your workplace injury claim, call the skilled and experienced Florida workers’ compensation attorneys at Nicole Hessen, P.A. in West Palm Beach for a free consultation at 651-246-6666.