The State of Florida has laws that were created to protect workers and their families in the event a person suffers from a debilitating injury or occupational disease at the workplace. Regardless of whether your employer is contesting your claim, it is imperative that you hire an experienced law firm that understands the complicated process and the benefits you are entitled to receive. The Florida worker's compensation attorneys at Law Offices of Whittel & Melton have experience handling cases where a workplace injury prevents an individual from returning to employment after an industrial accident. Our staff will help you weave your case through the complexities of worker's compensation and/or workplace negligence actions.
The State of Florida's worker's compensation laws are designed to protect its workers and requires most employers to provide coverage to injured workers by paying into the Worker’s Compensation Insurance Program. Injured workers then are paid from this program for lost wages and medical costs. Eligibility for these benefits is dependent upon the worker proving that they suffered an injury or occupational disease during the course of their employment. If the injury suffered is shown to be “worked-related,” then the employee is compensated for lost wages and medical bills.
This process can be difficult for a layperson to navigate. The system can be very adversarial and involve many parties including employers, insurance providers, health care providers, injured employees and the Florida Division of Worker’s Compensation. Plus, the statutory and case law governing these claims are complex and ever-changing which can make it difficult for a layperson to protect their claim.We Will Go to Trial For You
While we seek a fair settlement in every case we handle, we build every case with an eye toward trial so that when doctors, and the insurance companies that represent them, do not make a fair settlement offer, we can fight for you in court. In order to press our opponents, we aggressively build cases from the very beginning.
Our representation does not cost our clients anything until they are first compensated for their injuries. If you have been injured by falling or tripping at a work or the victim of some kind of negligence on the job, please contact us for a consultation.