Workers Compensation

When you are entitled to compensation under Florida and federal law, getting your employer and their insurance company to act in a timely and appropriate manner can be stressful and confusing. This can include attending many informal and formal hearings just to get the benefits you deserve. Let our attorneys make sure you do not become a victim of the process, and get you what you are entitled to.

It is the law

Workers compensation laws are designed to provide fixed monetary awards to employees injured, disabled or killed on the job. The laws are supposed to—

  • Eliminate the time and expense of litigation
  • Provide benefits for dependents of those workers who are killed because of work-related accidents or illnesses
  • In some instances, protect employers and fellow workers by limiting the amount an injured employee can recover from an employer
  • Eliminate the liability of co-workers in most accidents

State workers compensation statutes establish this framework for most employment. Federal statutes are limited to federal employees or those workers employed in some significant aspect of interstate commerce.

Insurance companies and employers may take advantage of an injured worker by doing such things as—

  • Denying a legitimate claim for medical treatment
  • Discouraging a second opinion
  • Undervaluing lost wages
  • Pressuring a worker to return to work prematurely
  • Refusing to accept responsibility for various types of injuries like those from repetitive stress

In addition, should your employer not provide insurance the rules covering these instances are technical, and the process can take a long time. Florida Law Doc can help walk you through the process.

Call 727-319-8030, or contact us online today for a free consultation with an attorney about your case.