Spring Hill Workers’ Compensation Lawyer
Contact the Rooth Law Firm to learn more about the workers’ compensation benefits you might have coming.
This community blends respect for the land with respect for people. Originally, what later became Spring Hill was a section of the endangered Longleaf Pine Ecosystem and Sand Pine Scrub with very high biodiversity, as well as a safe haven for many imperiled species. In the 1970s, a group of investors built a planned community in the area. Over the years, it has developed into a thriving area with over 100,00 residents.
In much the same way, the successful Spring Hill workers’ compensation lawyers at the Rooth Law Firm focus on respect. We respect the system, our opponents, and our clients. The workers’ compensation system in Florida is mostly a bureaucracy. However, the people who review claims and fill other roles still deserve our respect. We also respect insurance company lawyers and never underestimate them. Most of all, we respect our clients, which is why we work so hard to obtain maximum benefits for them.
Job-Related Illnesses and Injuries
Thousands of people get hurt or sick at work every year in Hernando County. Each kind of case has its own challenges.
Occupational diseases affect victims slowly and often imperceptibly over time. These conditions include:
- Hearing Loss: This condition affects over thirty million Americans. Sounds as soft as 35 decibels, which is basically an elementary school cafeteria, could cause permanent hearing loss. Partial deafness has psychological as well as physical effects. People who cannot hear well typically withdraw from family and friends.
- Repetitive Stress: Many workers, such as warehouse workers, spend most of the day bending, kneeling, and stooping. The knees, ankles, and other joints cannot withstand such motion, especially if the victim stoops and bends for several hours at a time.
- Toxic Exposure: Landscaping workers inhale toxic benzene fumes every time they use powered gardening equipment, like lawnmowers and leaf blowers. Workers who renovate and demolish homes and businesses built before 1980 are usually exposed to toxic asbestos fibers.
Pre-existing and non-work conditions often contribute to these illnesses. Most people hear loud noises at places other than work. Usually, a Spring Hill workers’ compensation lawyer can still obtain maximum benefits in these cases.
Trauma injuries strike suddenly and without warning. Common trauma injuries, especially at construction sites, include:
- Falls: Slip-and-falls usually cause broken bones and other permanent injuries. Bones usually heal, but the victim still experiences permanent loss of use, such as reduced range of motion in a broken shoulder. Furthermore, a fall from as little as four stories above ground is usually fatal.
- Electrocutions: These injuries often involve falls. A powerful arc blast typically throws victims through the air. Alternatively, electrocutions could cause serious burns. Sometimes, electrical surges trigger involuntary muscle contractions (no-let-go reactions), meaning that the victim remains in contact with the energy that is hotter than the sun’s surface temperature.
- Motor Vehicle Wrecks: Vehicle collisions kill or seriously injure millions of Americans every year. Like falls, the injuries these victims sustain are usually permanent. Delivery truck crashes might be the most common kind of work-related motor vehicle collisions in Florida.
Workers’ compensation benefits usually include lost wage replacement and medical bill payment. These benefits could last for up to five years.
Count on a Tough-Minded Hernando County Workers Compensation Lawyer
Injured workers have important legal and financial rights in Florida. For a free consultation with a board-certified workers’ compensation lawyer in Spring Hill, contact the Rooth Law Firm. Virtual, home, and hospital visits are available.