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Blunt Trauma

When blunt trauma injuries impact your ability to work or perform certain tasks on your job, our New Port Richey workers’ compensation attorney helps you get the benefits you deserve.

Blunt trauma is one of the most common causes of personal injuries and occurs frequently in the workplace. Sudden bumps and blows can happen in a variety of situations, leaving you unable to work now and for months or even years to come. At The Rooth Law Firm, we act as a trusted legal advocate on your side in this situation. While you focus on your recovery, our experienced New Port Richey workers’ compensation attorney focuses on getting you the benefits to which you are entitled.

Common Causes of Blunt Trauma Injuries

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) warns that blunt trauma is one of the leading causes of death and disability in the U.S. Common on job sites, it involves being struck by or against objects, resulting in a variety of serious and even life-threatening personal injuries.

At the Rooth Law Firm, we are dedicated to helping people who suffer from blunt trauma injuries. When these happen on the job, New Port Richey workers’ compensation attorney Joseph Rooth provides the trusted legal representation you need in filing a claim. Common causes of blunt trauma in cases we represent include:

  • Car and truck accidents;
  • Construction equipment accidents;
  • Crane accidents;
  • Explosions and bast accidents;
  • Getting caught in or between machinery;
  • Getting struck by hammers, crowbars, and other tools or objects;
  • Ladder and scaffolding accidents;
  • Slip and fall accidents;
  • Violence altercations involving other employers on your job site or customers you service

Our New Port Richey Workers’ Compensation and Disability Attorney is Here to Help

When the above or other types of accidents happen and result in blunt trauma, injuries you suffer can be severe. Broken bones, crushing injuries impacting limbs or internal organs, and potentially disabling injuries to the head, back, neck, or spinal cord are all common. In these types of cases, New Port Richey workers’ compensation attorney Joseph Rooth provides the caring support and professional legal representation you need.

If your accident occurred on the job, the Rooth Law Firm can guide you in filing a claim through the Florida Division of Workers’ Compensation. Benefits you may be entitled to include:

  • Coverage of your medical expenses;
  • Reimbursement for lost wages;
  • Compensation for long term disabilities;
  • Job retraining and other programs, in the event you are unable to return to your current occupation.

If blunt trauma occurred off the job site, attorney Joseph Rooth has the knowledge and experience needed to help you in obtaining Social Security disability benefits.

Request a Consultation with Rooth Law Firm Today

New Port Richey attorney Joseph M. Rooth is board-certified in workers' compensation law by the Florida Bar Association, a distinction that fewer than 1% of all Florida lawyers have. When blunt trauma injuries happen, he acts as a strong legal advocate on your behalf, helping you get the benefits you deserve. To request a consultation, call or contact the Rooth Law Office online today.