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Neck and Back Injuries

Experienced Broward County Attorneys Committed to Helping Victims of Workplace Neck and Back Injuries Secure Much-Needed Benefits

Neck and Back InjuriesWorkplace injuries happen frequently across various industries in South Florida. Neck and back injuries are particularly prevalent and can stem from activities such as lifting heavy objects, performing repetitive tasks, experiencing slips and falls , or being involved in machinery accidents. These injuries are significant because they often cause chronic pain, limited movement, and long-term disability, significantly impacting your ability to perform your job and enjoy your everyday life.

If you have experienced a neck or back injury at work, getting legal help is essential to ensure you receive the compensation you need for your past and future needs. At Friedman Rodman Frank & Estrada, P.A., our Miami workers’ compensation lawyers are dedicated to helping injured workers throughout Broward County. Our experienced team will work tirelessly to secure the medical care and financial support you need for your recovery. Contact us at (877) 448-8585 to schedule a free consultation and learn how we can assist you with your workers' compensation claim. Don't face your injury alone—reach out to Friedman Rodman Frank & Estrada today for the support you need.

Securing South Florida Workers' Compensation Benefits for Neck and Back Injuries

Neck and back injuries are common among workers in various industries across South Florida, from construction sites to office environments. If you've suffered such an injury at work, understanding Florida's workers' compensation process is essential to securing the benefits you need. An attorney on our team can help you understand the following critical steps in the process.

  • Report the injury Immediately: Notify your employer as soon as the injury occurs. Florida law requires that you report your injury within 30 days. Prompt reporting helps ensure that your claim is processed quickly and accepted.
  • Seek Medical Attention: Your employer or insurance carrier should direct you to an authorized medical provider. This provider will assess your injury and hopefully develop a treatment plan.
  • File a Workers' Comp Claim: Your employer should file a First Report of Injury or Illness with their insurance carrier within seven days of your report to them. The insurance carrier will have three days to send you an informational brochure about your rights and responsibilities under workers' comp laws.
  • Receive Medical Treatment and Benefits: Follow your authorized medical provider's treatment plan. Keep all medical appointments and follow their recommendations. Benefits may include coverage for medical expenses, wage replacement depending on the treating provider’s opinion as to work status, and rehabilitation services.
  • Document Your Injuries and Treatment: Maintain detailed records of your injuries, treatments, and any communication with your employer and insurance carrier. This documentation will be crucial if there are disputes about your claim.
  • Return to Work or Seek Additional Benefits: You can decide to follow your doctor’s guidance if your doctor clears you to return to work. But if you cannot return to your previous job, you may be eligible for vocational rehabilitation to help you find suitable employment or may even be entitled to permanent total disability benefits if you are unable to return to even a sedentary position within a 50 mile radius of your home.

While the workers' compensation process might seem straightforward, disputes and complications usually arise. An experienced attorney can help ensure that your claim is handled correctly and you receive all the compensation and medical benefits you're entitled to. Friedman Rodman Frank & Estrada is committed to supporting injured workers throughout Broward County and South Florida, including in Fort Lauderdale and Miami. Our team can assist you with every step, from filing your claim to appealing denied benefits.

Evidence in Neck and Back Injury Workers' Comp Claims

Strong evidence is essential to a successful workers' compensation claim for neck and back injuries. Proper documentation and supporting evidence can help make it more likely that you receive the benefits you need for recovery and on account of your injury. Some relevant evidence after a common workplace accident might include the following:

  • Medical Records
  • Accident Reports
  • Witness Statements
  • Work Restrictions and Doctor's Notes
  • Wage Records
  • Photographs and Videos
  • Communication Records with the Employer, Co-workers and Adjuster

Having an attorney can significantly affect the outcome of your workers' compensation claim in a positive way. An experienced lawyer can help gather and present evidence effectively under the law, negotiate with insurance companies, and represent you in statements, depositions, and hearings if necessary. At Friedman Rodman Frank & Estrada, we are dedicated to helping injured workers secure the full benefits allowed under the law.

Have You Suffered a Neck or Back Injury on the Job?

If you were involved in a workplace accident resulting in a significant neck or back injury or developed an occupational disease affecting your back or neck, you may be eligible for Florida workers’ compensation benefits. At the Miami workers’ compensation law firm of Friedman Rodman Frank & Estrada, our lawyers have over four decades of hands-on experience obtaining excellent benefit awards on behalf of injured workers. To learn more, and to schedule a free consultation today, call the Miami workers’ compensation lawyers at Friedman Rodman Frank & Estrada at (305) 448-8585. You can also connect with us through our secure online contact form.

Client Reviews
Carolyn Frank and her firm represented me on a workers compensation injury case, under the defense base act. She did a excellent job from the moment I contacted her until 3 years later the case was settled. Every benefit I was entitled too, Carolyn fought hard to secure. E-mails and phone calls were always returned promptly. Definitely 5 star rating. Daniel
I can't express how grateful I am for Elizabeth Estrada, attorney, and Elizabeth Cantin, secretary, for all the hard work in order to defend me in my time of need. My lawyer and secretary spent time explaining each step and what was to be expected. Because of this I felt a part of the whole process and understood what was going on. Thank you so much for all your hard work!
 Nicole D.
Attorney Elizabeth Estrada did an amazing job representing one of my family members. She is knowledgeable, genuine, trustworthy, and one of the most hard working attorneys that I know. She was readily available to assist my family member throughout the entire process. I felt confident my family was in great hands. Krystine C.

Carolyn is very professional. Honest since the beginning of the process till the end. She set up a game plan with you at the consultation and makes it happen. Peterlee G.
I would like to thank the staff of Friedman Rodman Frank & Estrada, P.A. The staff is professional. My attorney, Ronald Rodman, was responsive towards my email and a great advocate on my behalf for my car accident. I highly recommend this office. I hope that I will not get in a car accident again, but if I do, I'm calling Mr. Rodman. Orlando R.