Workers Compensation Attorney Fort Lauderdale
Serving Florida from our Boca Raton Office
If you have been injured at work, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. These benefits can cover a variety of expenses, including medical bills, lost wages, rehabilitation, disability, and more. While your employer is required by Florida state law to carry this type of insurance, actually filing a claim and receiving the benefits is not as straightforward.
Unfortunately, workers’ compensation insurance companies work hard to pay out as little as possible on a claim. This means you could find yourself without an income and facing numerous medical costs while the insurance company drags their feet.
Why You Need an Attorney
If you were injured on the job or developed a job-related illness, you must notify your employer right away. There is a strict deadline for how long you have to report your claim and receive benefits.
You will get the information about the workers’ compensation insurer from your employer and you are responsible for contacting them. You must also seek medical treatment as soon as possible to apply for your workers’ compensation benefits.
While you could file a claim on your own, it is best to speak to a skilled workers’ compensation and employment attorney in Boca Raton. An attorney can help you through the claims process, but also negotiate with the insurer to make sure you receive a fair settlement.
When you hire Glotzer & Kobren to represent your workplace injury, we will help you file your claims but also make sure the insurance company does not try to deny it. Workers’ compensation insurance companies are known for putting the blame on the employee or trying to state that your injuries didn’t occur from work. Also, if there were other parties responsible for your injuries, our attorneys will assess additional compensation outlets to make sure that you don’t pay for an injury that wasn’t your fault.
What Type of Benefits Am I Entitled To?
Workers’ compensation benefits will vary depending on the injury. The workers’ compensation and employment attorneys in Boca Raton at Glotzer & Kobren can explain what benefits you may be entitled to, but some of those may include:
- Medical Costs
- Permanent or Temporary Disability
- Lost Wages or Loss of Earning Capacity
- Funeral Expense and Death Benefits
Can I File a Lawsuit Against My Employer?
If you accept workers’ compensation benefits, you cannot sue your employer for additional funds. But, you may have a lawsuit against other parties who were also involved or responsible. For example, you were injured at a construction site because of a malfunctioning crane. You can receive worker’s compensation benefits as well as sue the manufacturer of the crane for a defective product.
Meet with the Fort Lauderdale Workers’ Compensation Attorneys at Glotzer & Kobren Today
Our attorneys understand the complex requirements of workers’ compensation claims in Florida. Whether you are just filing a claim with the insurance company or you need to file a claim against a third party, our Boca Raton wokers’ compensation lawyers can help. We have helped countless victims file their claims and receive the compensation they deserve.
With us, you will get a higher settlement and the coverage you need to recover from your injuries.
Contact one of our workers’ compensation and employment attorneys today to discuss your case or schedule an in-person consultation in Boca Raton by dialing 561-361-8677. All of our consultations are free and there is no obligation for meeting with us.