Workers’ compensation attorneys deliver both kinds of value

In the world of workers’ compensation cases, value is an important word. There is value in your case in terms of what you are entitled to under Florida workers’ compensation laws.

That is dollars-and-cents value.

But there is another kind of value in having a competent attorney that will ensure you get the monetary value you’re entitled to; give you the peace of mind that comes from knowing you have an advocate in your corner; and has not only researched and understood your case — but ensures you understand it as well. That kind of value goes beyond just money.

You’re educated on your rights in regard to your particular situation, empowering you as you proceed with your case. This empowerment is even more important during a vulnerable time, when you may have a serious or life-altering injury. Read more

Workers’ comp fraud hurts us all

Fraud — or as we call it in legal terms, misrepresentation — hikes already-high costs of workers’ compensation insurance for Florida business owners. It also has made the process of filing a claim more complicated for workers with legitimate, authentic cases.

The state Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Fraud — made up of 21 detectives, with squads in Miami, West Palm Beach, Orlando and Tampa — reports prosecuting 335 cases of misrepresentation in FY 2017-2018. Read more

Report injuries now, not later

One of the most important factors in a workers’ compensation case is handled by the employee — reporting the injury. The fact that the injury occurred at work must be documented.

Injured on the job? You have 30 days from the date of the injury to report that fall, laceration, sprain or burn to the employer, no matter how minor the injury appears. Your employer will then complete a First Report of Injury form and have you sign it. The employer sends the form to the workers’ compensation insurance company. Read more