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If you were injured while working for your employer, our Florida workers’ compensation lawyers can help get you the benefits you deserve.

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How LaBovick Florida workers’ compensation lawyers can help you receive the benefits you deserve

What is Florida workers’ comp and why do you need an attorney to help with it

Most employers are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance in Florida. These benefits are designed to provide financial assistance for lost wages and medical expenses to employees injured or who become ill at work or while performing work-related duties.

However, not all employers make it easy for employees to get the workers’ compensation benefits they need and deserve. At LaBovick Law Group, our experienced Florida workers’ comp attorney team is devoted to helping victims navigate this complicated area of the law. We demand fair resolutions for our clients’ workers’ compensation claims.

If you were injured while working for your employer, our Florida workers’ compensation lawyers can help get you the benefits you deserve.

The expenses your workers’ compensation insurance should cover

Generally, workers’ comp benefits cover:

  • Medical care related to the injury or illness.
  • Retraining and rehabilitation.
  • Lost wages.
  • Compensation if an injury is permanent.
  • Benefits to survivors if an employee is killed on the job.

Workers’ comp can be applied to different types of injuries and can encompass physical injuries like carpal tunnel syndrome, slipped discs, eye injuries, hearing loss, as well as occupational diseases such as asbestosis, dermatitis, asthma, pulmonary conditions, and more.

Having an expert and trusted lawyer is essential. Our team of Warriors for Justice will relentlessly fight for your rights.
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The importance of having an experienced Florida workers’ compensation lawyer on your side

How Florida’s workers’ comp insurance system operates

Our attorneys can help you file a successful workers’ comp claim. Florida’s workers’ comp system relies on an administrative court system and is intended to help cover lost wages and medical expenses – without assigning fault for the injury. An employer obtains workers’ compensation through self-insuring, private insurance, or state insurance. There’s no cost for this insurance to the employee, but when a work comp claim is filed, the worker can no longer sue his or her employer for further compensation to cover injury-related expenses.

What to expect during the process of filing a claim with the help of LaBovick

The experienced injury attorneys at LaBovick Law Group will assist you with the following steps to ensure you get the benefits you deserve:

  • Under Florida law, if you’ve been injured on the job, you must report the accident within 30 days. You must also file the lawsuit within 2 years. We’ll help make sure your employer has notified their insurance company within 7 days of your report, as mandated by law.
  • Our Florida workers’ comp attorneys will help ensure you undergo a proper medical evaluation for your injuries. You will first see a physician of your employer’s choice, and then receive a second opinion from a physician of your choosing.
  • You’ll then have to file a petition for a benefits claim, which will be mediated by a third party. This is where you detail exactly when, where, and how the accident happened, provide witnesses, describe your injuries, and more. You must file the correct paperwork to ensure Medical and Lost Wage Benefits, which is why it’s important to secure a representative for yourself who is familiar with Florida’s workers’ comp law.
  • Most claims amounts are sorted out in the mediation. Your claim will go under review, and your benefits will be determined, based on the severity and expected duration of your injury and your ability to perform your job in the future. When your claim is not settled, it will advance to a trial before a workers’ compensation judge. There are no jury trials for this.

What is the average workers’ comp settlement in Florida?

The average workers’ comp settlement in Florida depends on a number of factors, such as:

  • The severity of your injuries;
  • The extent of your property damage;
  • Whether you were partially at fault for the accident.

However, in general, workers’ compensation settlements in Florida tend to be relatively small – typically ranging from a few thousand dollars to around $50,000.

Why it is important to seek help from a qualified Florida workers’ compensation lawyer

Workers’ compensation lawyers in Florida are invaluable to ensuring you secure the compensation you’re owed. The LaBovick Law Group workers’ comp attorneys will fight for you to ensure you receive the benefits you need and deserve.

Workers’ compensation cases can be complicated. While workers’ comp insurance is meant to protect you as an employee, your claim can be rejected for several reasons:

  • If your employer disputes that you have suffered a work-related injury or illness;
  • If you did not notify your employer or file a claim within the specified time periods;
  • If your injury or illness isn’t deemed severe enough to warrant workers’ compensation.

Insurance companies are in the business of claim denial and claim delay. These companies attempt to save money in the short term by rejecting claims based on weak defenses. Workers’ compensation is a benefit that should be available to all employees who have suffered a significant injury or illness that arose out of, and in the course of, their employment. 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 workers’ comp lawsuit. Our system is designed to do that seamlessly and effortlessly once we file your workers’ compensation lawsuit.

We understand what you’re going through and we’re here to help – contact us today for a free consultation

If you or someone you know has been injured on the job, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. Contact us today to get the workers’ compensation benefits to which you are entitled!

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It is highly recommended to seek help from a qualified Florida workers’ compensation attorney to file your claim for two main reasons:

  • Your employer may dispute your workers’ comp claim.
  • Some claims can be rejected due to weak defenses and lack of judicial knowledge

In Florida, settlements for workers’ comp claims can take around 12 to 18 months, depending on the specifics of the case. However, hiring your own Florida workers’ comp attorney will help speed up the whole process.

Workers’ comp lawyers in Florida are paid only if you win the trial. They get what we call a contingency fee, meaning a percentage of the settlement you will earn from the case.

You cannot sue Workers’ Comp in Florida, in opposition to other states, as there is no existing centralized government agency managing statewide compensations. Instead, your employer has to contract its own workers’ compensation insurance.

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