Workers’ Compensation

Workers’ Compensation Attorneys in Florida

At MLG Injury Law – Accident Injury Attorneys, our workers’ compensation lawyers in Florida understand that our state operates under a no-fault system, which means the employee does not have to prove negligence caused their injury or illness to pursue workers’ compensation benefits.

However, we also know that even though workers’ compensation is designed to benefit the injured employees by providing access to medical care, lost wages, or additional benefits for those who cannot return to work because of their injuries, resistance from the insurance provider occurs more often than it should.

When your overall livelihood and well-being are at the mercy of our Florida workers’ compensation laws, our personal injury attorneys can help you pursue the outcome you deserve for your complete injuries.

How Can MLG Injury Law – Accident Injury Attorneys Help with My Florida Workers’ Compensation Claim?

If you experience a job-related accident or illness, you must first report the incident to your employer, then seek medical care right away for your injuries.

Then, our workers’ compensation system requires you to meet stringent filing deadlines, which can be easily overlooked while you are struggling with injuries and treatments.

Our Florida workers’ compensation attorneys begin assisting our potential clients by providing free, confidential consultation, so we can learn more about their injuries, and they can learn more about our legal process and how we customize each case we represent to reflect our client’s unique needs.

We will then collect all work-related accident reports and the necessary filings, which includes obtaining medical records to support our claim, which may include compensation for:

  • Medical treatment
  • Medical treatment and lost wages
  • Medical treatment and injuries that prevent workers from returning to their previous position
  • Medical treatment and injuries that prevent workers from returning to work – anywhere – going forward

Workers’ compensation benefits cover everything from a critical injury to temporary total disability and retraining benefits through permanent disability and death benefits for family members who have lost their loved ones in at-work accidents.

Our committed workers’ compensation lawyers will outline all your legal rights as an injured or ill employee, or a family member who is entitled to death benefits, and pursue your work injury claim for maximum recovery, so you can pursue the financial outcome you are entitled to.

Do I Qualify for Workers’ Compensation Benefits if I am an Independent Contractor in Florida?

Independent contractors are not considered employees, which means they do not qualify for workers’ compensation coverage from the employer they are working for, unless they are in the construction industry.

However, there are circumstances where, as an independent contractor, it may be possible to file a personal injury claim instead, which could entitle you to full financial compensation for your injury-related losses.

Are All Florida Employers Required to Carry Workers’ Compensation Insurance?

Workers’ Compensation Laws in Florida require the coverage to be offered to all full-time employees if there are four or more employees, unless the business is a construction company, which must offer workers’ compensation coverage to all its employees.

When any at-work injury occurs, it is important to speak with an experienced workers’ compensation attorney in Florida, so your rights are protected immediately after the injury occurs.

Contact Our Experienced Workers’ Compensation Attorneys in Florida for a Free Case Evaluation Today

Your employer must follow protocol when a workers’ compensation claim is filed, which typically removes them from the equation once the insurance company takes over. That is where you may begin experiencing challenges with gaining access to the medical care and other benefits you are entitled to, as insurance companies never want to pay for any claim — no matter how hurt you are.

If you have been hurt at work, contact our skilled workers’ compensation attorneys at MLG Injury Law – Accident Injury Attorneys to schedule a free consultation today by calling (786) 206-8807 to learn more about your legal rights and options to pursue the benefits you deserve.

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