South Florida Workers’ Compensation Attorneys
In Florida, most employers are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance. These benefits are designed to provide financial assistance for lost wages and medical expenses to employees who are injured or 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 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.
Injured on the Job? We Can Help
If you were injured while working for your employer, our workers’ compensation lawyers can help get you the benefits you deserve.
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, and hearing loss as well as occupational diseases such as asbestosis, dermatitis, asthma, pulmonary conditions and more.
Contact LaBovick Law Group Today
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!
How It Works
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 workplace comp claim is filed, the worker can no longer sue his or her employer for further compensation to cover injury-related expenses.
Workers’ compensation cases can be complicated. The experienced 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 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 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. It is essential that you 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 as well as 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.
Workers’ compensation lawyers in Florida are invaluable to ensuring you secure the compensation you’re owed. The LaBovick Law Group attorneys will fight for you to make sure you receive the benefits you need and deserve.
WORKERS’ COMP CLAIM DENIED? WE’LL FIGHT FOR YOU
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;
- Or 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 to 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.