The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)1 sets out many different requirements for employers to ensure that the workplace is as safe as possible for employees. However, many different jobs come with the inherent risk of injury and, even office workers can slip and fall or have other unexpected accidents. In order to protect the rights and interests of workers who may become injured, Florida requires almost every employer to carry workers’ compensation insurance.
Workers’ compensation2 coverage provides benefits for people who suffer job-related injuries or illnesses. By filing a claim, you can have your medical care covered and can receive partial income replacement if you must miss work during your recovery. If your workplace injury left you temporarily or permanently disabled, you can receive extended benefits and may be offered a lump-sum settlement offer. It is imperative to have an attorney review any benefits or offers you receive to ensure they are adequate. If you have any questions about the workers’ compensation process, please call workers’ comp lawyer Benjamin Williams at Williams Law for a free consultation.
Workers’ compensation claims can involve many different types of injuries and illnesses, including the following:
Conditions can result from a single accident or can develop over time due to the nature of your job. As long as your injury or illness stems from your job, you deserve to receive benefits from workers’ compensation.
Unfortunately, like any other type of insurance claim, many people receive a partial or total denial of their workers’ compensation claim. This can be devastating if you require medical treatment and cannot work. The good news is that you do have the right to appeal your denial. An experienced attorney will review your case and determine the reason for the denial. Some reasons can include:
The team at Williams Law has negotiated with many workers’ compensation insurers on behalf of injured employees to help them receive the benefits to which they are entitled under Florida law. In some situations, you may even have the right to sue your employer and, if so, we can help you pursue a legal claim to recover for your losses.
At Williams Law, we believe that every injured worker has the right to the full amount of workers’ compensation benefits available under the law. If you employer or their insurance company is refuting a claim, we can help you.
Mr. Williams handles each case personally. We take a personal interest in each of our clients’ lives because we understand how these injuries affect the victims and their families. Let us handle your claims so you can concentrate on healing.
Don’t be treated like a number. At Williams Law we protect clients like family.
Remember, you pay NOTHING up front, and you pay NOTHING unless we win.
You have nothing to lose and everything to gain, so call our office today at (904) 580-6060 or send us an email through our online contact form.