Sustaining an injury at any time is unpleasant to say the least, but when it happens at work it is nerve-racking. Traveling to and from doctor’s appointments in pain compounds the stress and frustration.
Injured workers do not realize they can and should file a lawsuit for any injuries sustained in the workplace. Filing a Workers’ Compensation lawsuit is a constitutionally protected right in Florida. You should absolutely exercise your right and hire an experienced Workers’ Compensation lawyer in West Palm Beach.
Here are five important signs you should file a Workers’ Compensation Lawsuit:
1) You were injured while on the job.
Florida Workers’ Compensation law is no fault. You are entitled to Workers’ Compensation benefits regardless of who caused the accident. Any injuries you sustain while working are actionable. LaBovick Law Group has two experienced Florida Workers’ Compensation attorneys. We can evaluate your case and ensure you are taking the correct steps to file a Workers’ Compensation lawsuit.
Examples of accidents/injuries on the job are:
1) Slip and Falls
i.e.: While at work for Publix you slip and fall in the frozen food section because of a leak in the freezer.
2) Motor Vehicle Accidents
i.e. Your boss asks you to deliver supplies to a vendor.
Exception: All travel to and from work is generally not covered under Florida Workers Compensation Law. However, if your boss asks you to run an errand for the company you will absolutely be entitled to Workers’ Compensation benefits.
3) Chemical and Mold Exposure
4) Lifting Heavy Equipment/Operating Heavy Machinery
2) You are in a lot of pain after an injury on the job.
Workers’ Compensation insurance in Florida covers all medical treatment. In other words, the Workers’ Compensation carrier will pay for all medically necessary medical treatment in relation to the workplace accident. If you are in a lot of pain after the accident you should report the accident and ask for medical assistance as soon as possible. Medical assistance includes emergency and hospital care if the injuries are more pronounced and require immediate attention. Workers’ Compensation will likewise provide rehabilitative care, chiropractic care, pain management, prosthetic devices, radiographic scans, and therapy. If you are injured at work, please call LaBovick Law Group’s Workers Compensation attorneys to discuss a potential Workers’ Compensation lawsuit.
3) After the workplace injury your employer asks you to keep the accident to yourself.
I have experienced many situations where an employer tells an injured worker to keep the injury to him/herself or risk termination. The employer believes his workers’ compensation rates will increase. Do not fear! Wrongful or retaliatory termination is illegal in Florida.
An employer cannot threaten to fire or terminate you because you were injured on the job. It is your legal right to file a Workers’ Compensation lawsuit. The Florida Workers’ Compensation attorneys at LaBovick Law Group can file both a Workers’ Compensation lawsuit and a retaliatory termination lawsuit on your behalf. Do not let your employer bully you. All employers with four or more employees should have Workers’ Compensation insurance.
Companies pay for the Florida Workers’ Compensation insurance and pay premiums on a yearly basis. Your employer is not paying out of pocket for the treatment. File your Workers’ Compensation Lawsuit and receive medical and lost wage benefits.
4) It has been a year and a half since your accident and you have not filed a workers’ compensation lawsuit.
Imagine a scenario where you were injured at work and you are in pain. However, you delay filing because you have never filed a lawsuit prior to this accident. It is ESSENTIAL to file the Workers’ Compensation Lawsuit before two years have elapsed from the date of the injury. Florida Workers’ Compensation only gives you two (2) years from the date of the injury to file a lawsuit. DO NOT DELAY! Make sure to report the accident within 30 days as well!
These timetables are unfortunately hard and fast rules of law. If you do not file a case within two years the statute of limitations will bar any action. If you do not report the accident within 30 days you have violated the Reporting Requirements of the Florida Workers’ Compensation law and will have no recourse. Our Florida Workers’ Compensation Attorneys will educate you about all rules, regulations, and laws that fall under the Florida Workers’ Compensation law. We will ensure you are in compliance with the law and that your paperwork is filed in a timely fashion.
Call LaBovick Law Group’s Workers Compensation attorneys to ensure you have correct and sufficient information to file the Workers Compensation Lawsuit.
5) The Workers’ Compensation Carrier Refuses To Authorize Treatment Or Lost Wages
Florida Workers’ Compensation Law provides medical and lost wage benefits to injured workers. However, insurance carriers are not always willing to pay out Florida Workers’ Compensation Benefits. They deny without hesitation. It is crucial to contact our office to put an end to the delay! Insurance Companies are in the practice of claims denial and claims delay. They attempt to “hide the ball” and deny without taking an injured worker’s statement. THIS denial process is a very important SIGN that you need to contact a Florida Workers’ Compensation Attorney. Do not let the insurance carrier prevail. File your Workers’ Compensation lawsuit. Allow our team of Workers’ Compensation Attorneys to overturn the denial of the claim and ensure you receive necessary medical and lost wage benefits. You should be compensated for your time out of work due to the work-related injuries. You should likewise receive medical treatment for the pain you are experiencing due to the on-the-job accident.
It is essential for employees who are injured on the job to have a Workers’ Compensation attorney in Florida review all of their documents prior to filing a Florida Workers’ Compensation lawsuit. Remember, you must report the accident to your employer within 30 days. You must also file the lawsuit within two years. It is essential that you file the correct paperwork to ensure Medical and Lost Wage Benefits. We have won medical and lost wage benefits for our clients. Our system is designed to do that seamlessly and effortlessly once we file your Workers’ Compensation lawsuit.
Our firm, LaBovick Law Group, has proven time and time again to spearhead the attack on insurance companies who mislead injured workers and act against their obligations on the Workers’ Compensation Law. We will not back down from a fight, even against a giant company like McDonald’s.
If you are an injured worker or a Personal Injury attorney, give us a call. Let us prove our value! Let us ensure medical and lost wage benefits for workers injured on the job. We are available 24/7/365 for a call at (561) 623-3681. Once we make contact I will provide you with my personal cell number so you always have access to ask me a Workers’ Compensation question on the fly!