Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Miami, Broward, Palm Beach
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that around 2.7 million workers suffered nonfatal illnesses and injuries in the year 2020. In addition, private industry companies recorded an average of 2.7 cases of nonfatal injuries for every 100 full-time workers.
Workplace accidents can happen unexpectedly. You don’t even need to be working a dangerous job for accidents to occur. The most common workplace accidents include:
- Slip and fall
- Injured from heavy machinery or equipment (e.g., construction machines, farm equipment, etc.)
- Commercial vehicle accidents
- Fire burns
- Exposure to hazardous chemicals or waste
- Heavy lifting
- Chronic repetitive stress injuries (e.g., carpal tunnel from constant keyboarding)
Have you been injured while doing your job for an employer? If so, you have the absolute right to file a workers’ compensation claim to cover lost wages and medical expenses associated with your injuries.
Contact Louis Law Group at (954) 676-4179 or email us here for a free consultation about your workplace injury and workers’ compensation pursuits.
Why Should You Hire a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer?
Any employer with more than four employees is required to provide workers’ compensation benefits to them. Employers are not allowed to deny compensation to an injured worker, even if the worker’s negligence was the cause of their injury.
Florida has a “no-fault” system for workers’ compensation claims in Florida. So if you make a workers’ compensation claim against your employer, they cannot turn around and say it was your fault and deny the claim. They are legally required to honor your claim as long as it is legitimate. Of course, this is where things can get complicated.
Some employers try to avoid paying workers’ compensation claims by falsely accusing their employees of having a preexisting condition or faking their injury to get time off from work. An employer might even say the injuries occurred outside the workplace, so they are not covered.
Therefore, you need to hire a workers’ compensation lawyer who can defend your claim against your employer. Don’t even wait for your employer to deny your claim before seeking legal representation. It is better to obtain the services of a qualified lawyer right from the start. That way, your employer will know you mean business.
Why Should I Choose Louis Law Group to Represent My Workers’ Compensation Claim?
Louis Law Group will ensure your interests stay protected after being injured on the job. The no-fault system guarantees that you’re entitled to compensation as long as you can prove the injury occurred at work. So if your employer is trying to say your injuries didn’t happen at work, our workers’ compensation lawyers will collect the necessary evidence to prove your injuries are recent and job-related.
Here are some of the benefits you could receive from our workers’ compensation lawyers:
- Negotiate with the workers’ compensation insurance company
- Assistance in filing for social security disability benefits on your behalf
- Filing a third-party negligence claim against all liable third parties
- Collecting medical reports and arranging medical testing
- Appeal denied workers’ compensation claims
- Representation in civil court
The workers’ compensation insurance program compensates injured employees much faster than a traditional lawsuit. Employers like this program because it means they cannot get sued by the injured employees. However, we may decide to file an additional claim against another third party who is not your employer if the evidence shows another person or company’s actions contributed to your injuries.
Third-party negligence claims could get filed against negligent product manufacturers, equipment manufacturers, property owners, or any other third-party person or company linked to your injuries. Then you could be entitled to receive additional compensation beyond the workers’ compensation benefits.
Louis Law Group is ready to represent your workers’ compensation claim in Florida and ensure your employer approves it. Call us at (954) 676-4179 or email us here to schedule a free consultation with our team
We serve clients involved in uninsured driver accidents all across South Florida. These locations include:
West Palm Beach
North Miami Beach
How do I ensure that I get my workers’ compensation claim approved?
The Florida workers’ compensation program requires injured employees to report their injuries to their employers within 30 days following the incident. We recommend that you report your injuries immediately following the incident to ensure your employer takes them seriously.
If you need emergency treatment for your injuries, you have a 30-day buffer to report them to your employer. But, of course, your employer will already hear about your injuries because the ambulances at the workplace will undoubtedly cause a scene and slow down productivity. Plus, there are plenty of witnesses around who can testify about what they saw at a later date. So as long as you made every reasonable effort to report the injuries to your employer, you are entitled to workers’ compensation.
Louis Law Group will ensure your employer follows through and approves your workers’ compensation claim without any denials or deliberate setbacks. The evidence will speak for itself, so your employer won’t have legal grounds to avoid your claim.
Why should I choose your law firm in Florida?
We have some of the most experienced workers’ compensation lawyers working in Florida. Our legal team has helped numerous clients win their workers’ compensation claims and third-party negligence claims after they got injured at their workplaces. Let us help you get your claims approved too.