Did you ever think you would have a Florida workers’ compensation claim? Probably not. You also probably never imagined that your employer or the insurance company would make it so difficult for you to obtain your benefits.
The Florida workers’ compensation law is complex and constantly evolving.
The number of work-related injuries in the United States is high. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2008 alone, there were 3.7 million occupational injuries and illnesses reported in the United States. This figure doesn’t even include the number of people who suffered fatal work injuries during that same time period.
When you have been injured on the job in Florida, you are left with a lot of questions and concerns. A serious work accident can impact your household income, your physical and mental well-being, and your ability to continue with your career. You need to know what Florida workers’ compensation benefits you qualify for.
If you are overwhelmed with the process, or if you aren’t getting paid the correct rate, you need to contact a Florida workers’ compensation attorney at the law firm of Sullivan & Associates at (904) 384-8808 or (866) 624-4213.
How We Can Help You
We are a working person’s law firm that represents injured employees in all types of industries, from nursing to manufacturing. Our workers’ compensation lawyers understand that accidents happen on the job and that the injuries that result can greatly impact your life.
The law firm of Sullivan & Associates only represents injured people and has never represented corporations or other entities. Contact us today at (904) 384-8808 or (800) 295-4193.
Florida Workers’ Compensation
Employers in Florida are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance, which will provide you with income and medical benefits during your recovery.
While the entire process sounds straightforward, workers’ compensation claims are often denied or are not paid at the correct rate. Also, appropriate medical care often is not authorized in a timely manner. In these types of situations, you need to have an experienced Florida work accident attorney on your side, someone who knows Florida law and has the skills and resources to help you recover the compensation to which you are entitled.
Third Party Claims
Under Florida workers’ compensation law, you cannot sue your employer for pain and suffering, but you may be able to file a claim against a third party. A third party could be a subcontractor, a manufacturer, or another person or entity not connected to your employer. You can maximize your recovery in a third party lawsuit. Our work accident attorneys will be able to analyze your case to see if a third party contributed to your accident.
The Florida workers’ compensation law is complex and constantly evolving. There are far too many opportunities for an injured worker to make a mistake that can seriously limit their ability to make a claim or that could cause their claim to be denied all together.