On-the-job injuries can often leave you missing work for extended periods of time as medical bills and other expenses add up. Workers’ compensation is meant to provide the funds needed to help cover some of these costs for employees who are injured at work.
Unfortunately, employers and their insurance companies will often attempt to minimize your injuries or deny your claim in order to pay as little as possible. If you are struggling to recover the fair compensation you deserve, our Palm Beach Gardens workers’ compensation lawyers can help.
We have years of experience helping injured workers recover just compensation for their injuries. Schedule a free consultation today to learn more about your legal options.
Filing a Claim
Workers’ compensation covers employees who are injured or become sick on-the-job or because of poor working conditions. With only some exceptions, all employers in Florida are required to provide workers’ compensation for their employees.
This coverage generally offers:
- Payment for medical bills related to your work injury
- Partial repayment of lost wages
- Benefits if you are no longer able to work
- Survivor’s benefits if an injury or illness leads to death within one year of the incident
Fortunately, because Florida is a no-fault insurance state, workers do not need to prove fault for their injuries in order to recover benefits.
In order to file a claim, workers must:
- Report the incident to your employer within 30 days
- Seek immediate medical attention from an authorized medical provider
After your report the incident, you employer has seven days to contact their insurance company about the injury. If they refuse to do this, contact our Palm Beach Gardens workers’ compensation lawyers immediately for help fighting for your right to compensation.
When you report your injury, it is important to include details about the incident, including specifics about when, where and how the accident happened as well as the names of any witnesses.
For help filing your claim or guidance about your legal options, contact the reputable attorneys at Gordon & Doner for a free review of your claim.
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Appealing a Decision
In many instances the insurance company will attempt to deny your claim or offer minimum compensation. They may use a number of excuses to do this, including:
- That you are not an “employee,” but rather a contract worker
- That you did not suffer your injuries on-the-job
- That you were injured because you violated company policy
- That you are attempting to defraud or misrepresent your injury
- That you have a preexisting condition
Every employee has the right to appeal a denied claim. Our Palm Beach Gardens workers’ compensation lawyers can help you file a petition with the Division of Administrative Hearings in order to help you recover what you rightfully deserve.
There are time constraints on all of these processes, so it is critical that you contact our Palm Beach Gardens injury attorneys as soon as possible if you believe your claim has been wrongfully denied or undervalued.
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Third Party Claims
Workers’ compensation provides coverage for work-related injuries regardless if the employer was negligent or contributed to the accident in any way. In some cases, however, an accident or illness may be the result of a third party’s negligence. In this case you may also be entitled to file a claim against the third party.
Third party liability can include the manufacturer of a defective product or piece of machinery that caused your injury. If you slipped and fell on the premises of another job site or another company’s property while working, you may be entitled to a third party claim.
These types of claims may help provide additional compensation not available under workers’ compensation, including pain and suffering and other non-economic damages.
Through a free consultation, our Palm Beach Gardens workers’ compensation lawyers will review the details of your claim to determine if you may be entitled to file a third party claim in addition to your workers’ compensation claim.
Our attorneys are committed to help you recover the MAXIMUM amount of compensation you need to recover from your injuries.
Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you. Call 1 (855) 722-2552.
Contact Our Palm Beach Gardens Workers’ Compensation Lawyers
At Gordon & Doner, we are devoted to fighting for the rights of the injured. If you have been injured, become ill or lost a loved one while at work, you may be able to seek compensation.
Contact our Palm Beach Gardens workers’ compensation lawyers for a confidential free consultation to review your legal options. We have a successful track record of recovering fair compensation for those injured on-the-job.