If you are injured at work, you have the right to have your medical bills paid and receive other benefits pursuant to the Florida workers’ compensation laws. In many cases, your claim is approved, you receive medical care, and you return to work without any issues. However, in some cases, you may need the assistance of an attorney if your employer or its insurance company is not paying your claim or denying your claim unfairly.
When you need an attorney for a workplace injury, will a personal injury attorney be okay to hire?
Workers’ Comp is Not Just Like Another Personal Injury Claim
While being injured at work may seem like being injured in a car accident or a slip and fall accident, it is not the same. Both are considered personal injuries, but workplace injuries are governed by a separate set of laws that are unique to workplace injuries and illnesses. If you fail to abide by the rules outlined in the Florida workers’ compensation laws, you could lose your right to file a claim for your on-the-job injury.
Therefore, it is important that you hire an attorney who has experience handling workers’ compensation claims. A Boca Raton workers’ comp attorney understands the laws governing workplace injuries, including any recent changes to the law or court decisions that could impact your workers’ comp claim. An experienced Florida workers’ comp lawyer also has a network of professionals he can use if your claim requires help from different types of professionals.
Lastly, your attorney understands the various forms and reports that must be filed in order to protect your rights under our workers’ compensation laws. As an experienced workers’ comp attorney, we don’t have a “learning curve” that other attorneys may have if they don’t practice in the area of workers’ compensation.
We Are Personal Injury Attorneys Too!
If you hire The Broderick Law Firm to represent you in your workers’ comp claim, you get the added benefit of having personal injury attorneys on your side. In some cases, an injured worker may have a third-party claim against someone. A third-party claim can be very important because it may result in full compensation for lost wages and compensation for other damages that are not covered by workers’ compensation, such as pain and suffering.
For example, if you are injured in a car accident while you are on the job, you may have a claim against the other driver if he caused the accident. That third-party claim may allow you to receive reimbursement for all your lost wages, not just a portion of your lost wages, and compensation for your mental anguish and physical pain.
Having an attorney who is an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer and a skilled personal injury attorney can be a great benefit. We understand the laws governing both areas of law, and we have extensive experience helping clients recover the benefits and compensation they are entitled to receive when they are hurt at work.
Call Our Office to Schedule a Free Consultation
The Broderick Law Firm, P.L. can help you obtain the benefits you deserve. Contact our office today by calling our toll-free number of 1-800-333-3903 to speak with an experienced Florida workers’ comp attorney.