Plantation Workers’ Compensation Lawyer
As an injured worker, you have the right to seek financial compensation and medical coverage from your employer, regardless of how the accident occurred. All workplace injuries and illnesses are covered under Florida’s workers’ compensation system. However, filing a claim is more complex than you may realize. Receiving full and fair workers’ compensation benefits can be just as challenging, particularly if your employer and insurance company are willing to say and do anything to get out of paying. Our Plantation workers’ compensation lawyers here at Lyons & Snyder can help you gather all the necessary medical records needed, file a claim, and appeal wrongfully denied claims. Our goal is to recover the maximum amount for you to ensure that you have the financial stability to recover without putting yourself at risk of further injury, to allow you the time to seek new employment, and/or to provide you with permanent wage replacement due to the disabling injuries you received on the job.
What Benefits Does Workers’ Compensation Provide?
- Partial wage replacement based on:
- Temporary total disability;
- Temporary partial disability;
- Permanent total disability;
- Permanent partial disability;
- Full medical treatment and ongoing care for your condition;
- Vocational training; and
- Transportation expenses related to your medical care.
Workers’ compensation benefits can be received almost immediately following a workplace injury, if everything goes right. In other cases, it may take months for an employer to agree to anything. Your chances of receiving fair compensation drastically increase when you work with an experienced attorney.
Why You Need to Work With an Attorney
All employees, regardless of age and occupation title, take risks for their employer. Construction workers face falls from height, dangers posed by heavy machinery, and overexertion injuries. Office workers are often diagnosed with overuse injuries, are at risk of slip and falls, and parking lot accidents. Employers are legally obligated to pay for workers’ compensation insurance—insurance that covers their employees in the event of an accident or injury. In return for providing workers’ compensation insurance, employees give up their right to file (in most cases) a personal injury lawsuit. The system was designed to free up the courts, and to make it easier, and more financially sound, for employers. In fact, workers’ compensation laws are essentially written by large Florida employers, and over the years they have successfully chipped away at the rights of their employees. Yet, employers and their insurance providers still kick and drag their feet when a worker gets sick or injured on the job. Unfortunately, to receive fair compensation you need to work with an attorney, otherwise your employer will continue to deny liability, downplay the seriousness of your injuries, or claim that you are making the whole thing up.
Contact a Plantation Workers’ Compensation Attorney Today
Your employer is obligated to provide workers ‘compensation benefits if you were injured on the job, regardless of who was at fault. Our Plantation workers’ compensation attorneys at Lyons & Snyder are capable of holding them accountable, despite what they may have told you about your claim. Call us today at 954-462-8035 to schedule a free consultation.