Even in the most obvious cases of work related injuries, such as the loss of a body part from a work accident, Americans (especially Floridians) have trouble obtaining the benefits they deserve from Workers' Compensation. This becomes even more troublesome for those who have injuries which develop over time, such as illnesses from exposure to hazardous chemicals.
The Center for Public Integrity recently published an article giving a comprehensive look into those types of difficult cases.
As stated in their article, "When it comes to chemically induced illnesses and other job-triggered diseases that creep up over time, according to researchers and the federal agency overseeing occupational safety, workers’ comp rarely works at all."
If you have any questions about workers’ compensation, please do not hesitate to the contact the attorneys of Lancaster & Eure by filling out the information on the side of this page or calling (941)-365-7575. For additional information be sure to read our blog entries written by our own attorneys and to like us on Facebook to stay informed about your rights.