An injury at work is nerve-racking as is. You may be worried about your boss’s reaction to the workplace injury. The insurance company may deny medical care and lost wages until they conduct an investigation. Regardless of the situation, it’s essential to contact the Florida Workers’ Compensation Attorneys at LaBovick Law Group to discuss your accident. We can properly advise you as to the next steps required in a Workers Compensation claim. If you’re undecided as to hiring an attorney.
top 5 reasons you may need a Florida Workers’ Compensation Attorney:
1) You’re injured while on the job.
Florida Workers’ Compensation law is no fault. You’re 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’re taking the correct steps to file a Workers Compensation lawsuit. If you’re hurt on the job do not delay. Call us immediately.
Examples of accidents/injuries on the job are:
1) Slip and Falls
i.e.: Working for Publix and 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 you’re boss asks you to run a special errand for the company you’ll absolutely be entitled to Workers Compensation benefits.
3) Chemical and Mold Exposure
4) Lifting Heavy Equipment/Operating Heavy Machinery
2) You’re in a lot of pain after an injury on the job.
The Workers’ Compensation carrier is in the business of claim delay and claim denial. You may wait weeks or even months to receive the treatment you need without contacting an attorney. The medical assistance provided through the Workers’ Compensation insurance carrier includes emergency and hospital care if the injuries are more pronounced and require immediate attention. Workers Compensation will likewise provide rehabilitative, chiropractic, pain management, and prosthetic devices.
3) After the workplace injury your employer asks you to keep the accident to yourself.
I’ve experienced many situations where an employer tells an injured worker to keep the injury to him/herself or risk termination. The employer believes his worker’s compensation rates will increase. Do not fear! Wrongful or Retaliatory Termination is illegal in Florida. An employer cannot threaten to fire you or actually terminate you because you were injured on the job. It’s your legal right to file a Workers’ Compensation lawsuit. It’s equally essential to contact our office if you’re threatened or coerced into giving up a Workers’ Compensation claim.
4) IT’S BEEN A WHILE SINCE YOUR ACCIDENT AND YOU HAVEN’T RECEIVED MEDICAL TREATMENT, FILED A WORKERS COMPENSATION LAWSUIT OR RECEIVED LOST WAGE PAYMENTS
Imagine a scenario where you were injured at work and you’re in pain. However, you delay filing a lawsuit because you’ve never filed one prior to this accident. You’ve been told to keep the injury under wraps. This is a major tell-tale sign to call the lawyers at Labovick Law Group. We’ll be able to file a claim for you to preserve the two-year Workers’ Compensation statute of limitations. We’ll likewise make sure you receive medical care and lost wage payments. Your case isn’t over just because the adjuster closed his/her file. We can always revive if you’re still within the relevant statute of limitations.
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 aren’t always willing to pay out Florida Workers Compensation Benefits. They deny without hesitation. It’s 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. Beat them at their own game.
It is essential for employees who are injured on the job to have a Florida Workers Compensation Attorney review all of their documents prior to filing a Florida Workers Compensation lawsuit. Remember, you must report the accident within 30 days. You must also file the lawsuit within 2 years. It’s essential that you file the correct paperwork to ensure Medical and Lost Wage Benefits. You have no idea how many cases we’ve 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.
This message is for injured workers and Personal Injury Attorneys: 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. (561) 623-3681. Once we make contact I will provide you with my personal cell number so you always have access to a Workers Compensation for the question on the fly!