Injured In a Work-related Accident? Know Your Rights.
If you have been injured in a workplace accident, you are entitled to compensation from Florida workers’ compensation, regardless of who was at fault. If someone other than your employer (or someone who works for your employer) was responsible for the accident, you may have the right to recover additional compensation by filing a personal injury lawsuit.
The lawyers at Schrier Law Group are proud advocates of workers’ rights. You put in an honest day’s work; you deserve to receive the compensation to which you’re entitled, if you’re injured on the job. We are committed to helping you get them.
Get the full compensation you deserve. Call 305-893-5500 for a free case evaluation.
Understanding Your Options After a Workplace Accident
An on-the-job injury leaves you with much more than physical pain. In addition to your injury, you have to worry about how you’re going to protect your livelihood. In some cases, workers even fear their employer will find a reason to eliminate their position.
The law in Florida requires most employers to carry workers’ compensation insurance. Regardless of whether your accident was your fault, you are entitled to these benefits. Unfortunately, workers’ compensation insurance companies don’t always treat injured workers fairly. If you have been denied benefits, or your benefits have been delayed, you need the help and skill of an experienced workers’ compensation team.
Workers’ compensation provides basic benefits such as free medical care and wage replacement. However, workers’ compensation alone will not replace everything you have lost. For example, it only replaces up to two-thirds of your lost wages, and workers’ compensation does not pay anything for pain and suffering.
If your injury was caused by someone who doesn’t work for your employer, you may be entitled to compensation for all of your losses, including pain and suffering. These are known as “third-party” cases. Here are some examples:
- Car crashes
- Injuries caused by defective products
- Accidents caused by negligent suppliers or contractors
- Injuries caused by unsafe conditions on a construction site
If Your Workers’ Compensation Benefits Have Been Denied
A denial of workers’ compensation benefits can be a devastating blow. When you’re injured and watching a stack of medical bills pile up, the last thing you need on your plate is a notice that you won’t be getting your workers’ compensation benefits after all.
The good news is you have the right to appeal the insurance company’s decision. Your chances of success are much higher if you work with an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer.
If Your Workers’ Compensation Benefits Have Been Delayed
In some cases, workers’ compensation insurance companies are slow to process claims. This can be a frustrating and stressful experience when you’re out of work and recuperating from an on-the-job injury. The law in Florida imposes penalties on insurance companies that unreasonably delay benefits. Our lawyers expose these unfair insurance company tactics and aggressively pursue benefits for the workers we represent.
Get the Workers’ Compensation Benefits You Deserve
The workers’ compensation system was created to bridge the gap between a work-related injury and an employee’s return to work. In certain cases, workers’ compensation benefits permanently replace lost wages for workers whose injuries prevent them from ever rejoining the workforce. The lawyers at Schrier Law Group pursue all available workers’ compensation benefits, which may include:
- Medical payments. After a work-related injury, it doesn’t take long for the medical bills to start rolling in. Medical payments are designed to cover the cost of doctors’ visits, prescription medication, physical therapy, and other expenses.
- Temporary disability. If your injury has sidelined you from your job, you may be entitled to money that covers your lost wages while you recover. These benefits are broken down into temporary partial disability and temporary total disability.
- Permanent disability. If your injury has left you permanently disabled, you may be eligible to receive either permanent partial disability or permanent total disability benefits. In certain circumstances, these benefits can continue for the rest of your life.
- Death benefits. Families who have lost a loved one in a work-related accident may be entitled to claim death benefits, which compensate family members for the loss of financial support previously provided by the deceased.
You have worked hard all your life. Let an experienced Florida workers’ compensation attorney work hard for you and your family. You are entitled to benefits. We will be by your side every step of the way to make sure you receive the compensation you need to maintain your lifestyle and cover the cost of your medical bills and other expenses.
Get Our Florida Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Working For You
If you or someone you love has been injured in a work-related accident, call 305-893-5500 or complete our contact form to talk with one of our attorneys. We offer a free case evaluation.
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Acting quickly and decisively is always your best course of action, when you have a serious legal issue. The caring team at Schrier Law Group will listen to the facts of your case, answer your questions, and offer suggestions and strategies to protect your rights and recover the highest possible dollar award settlement for your case. Best of all, you pay nothing, until we win your case. Contact us to schedule a free consultation.