What Types of Injuries Are Compensable Under Workers' Compensation?

Tampa Work Injury Attorneys

If you have suffered an injury on the job or as a result of the daily grind of your job, you may be asking the question, "What types of injuries are compensable under workers' compensation?"

If you have suffered any work-related injury, you can be confident in the lawyers of Feldman Morgado to maximize your benefits or negotiate the highest possible lump sum settlement of your case. We have represented a variety of workers, including construction workers, factory workers, truck drivers, nurses and office workers.

With six offices across Florida, we are prepared to handle claims anywhere in the state. Call us today at 800-669-0151 for a free initial consultation with an attorney who will not hesitate to fight the insurance companies for what you deserve.

Non-Compensable Injuries (Those Rejected by Insurance Carriers and Employers As Covered by Chapter 440)

Not all injuries are compensable under Chapter 440. For instance, many people will make statements such as, "My job is very stressful, and it is responsible for my heart attack." This is not a compensable injury under the workers' compensation statutes in Florida. Another example of a non-compensable injury is rocking back in your chair and falling down, causing a back or neck injury, or tripping over your own feet and landing on your wrist causing a fracture.

Pre-Existing Conditions

Contrary to what your employer or their insurance carrier may be telling you, a pre-existing condition does not make you ineligible for workers' compensation. Employers take on employees as they are, whether they have suffered past injuries or not. Insurance carriers will often deny claims and benefits citing a pre-existing condition or idiopathic condition. In reality, as long as the accident is the "major contributing cause" of the need for care and treatment according to the treating physician, then the insurance carrier must treat the injuries or conditions. Aggravations and exacerbation of pre-existing conditions are covered.

Not Sure if Your Injury Qualifies?

Contact us for a free initial consultation. We maintain offices in Tampa, Ocala , Naples, Ft. Lauderdale , Jacksonville and Miami, enabling us to fight for injured workers anywhere in Florida. For your convenience, we can arrange a meeting at your home, hospital or any public place, or the consultation can be completely handled over the telephone.