Coral Springs Workplace Injury Lawyer
An injury in the workplace can have a cascading effect on your life and the lives of your loved ones. It’s hard to see past the immediate pain and stress to focus on what may be waiting down the road. Amid this type of trauma, it can be overwhelming to assemble your thoughts, determine what to do next, and make complex decisions based on confusing law concepts.
Our team can help you pursue the workers’ compensation benefits you need. At Phillips | Tadros, P.A., each client is served personally by our Coral Springs workplace injury lawyers. Your sole focus should be to rest and recover. Let us work toward fair compensation and justice on your behalf. Call today at (954) 642-8885 or reach us online.
How Much Will Workplace Injury Representation Cost?
Our Coral Springs attorneys offer a free initial consultation. We can discuss your workplace injury, what to expect, and the next steps of your claim.
Our team handles workplace injury cases on a contingency-fee-basis. Your attorney’s fees simply come out of a percentage of your total settlement package (the funds awarded to you when the case is won or settled). This means you won’t receive a bill, pay a retainer, or deal with upfront fees. If we don’t win, you don’t owe us anything.
How a Workplace Injury Lawyer Can Help
At Phillips | Tadros, P.A., our over 40 years of combined experience allows us to advocate for you and handle eventualities before they become problems. When you hire us, our umbrella of experience and knowledge extends to you and your family.
If you’ve suffered a workplace injury, we can immediately begin a multi-step, ongoing process on your behalf, including:
- Compiling and reviewing necessary documents to initiate your workers’ compensation claim.
- Preparing your case based on documentation and personal interviews, in accordance with state regulations and best practices.
- Handling communications and, if necessary, negotiating with your employer’s attorneys and the workers’ compensation insurer.
- Monitoring involved parties for timely compliance.
- If necessary, preparing appeals.
Workers’ Compensation Benefits For Workplace Injury
In Florida, your employer has to provide you or your dependents or representatives compensation or benefits for an accidental compensable (eligible for compensation) workplace injury or death that happened while you performed work within the scope of your job.
This means that there are always limits to be found, and your employer or their insurance company is allowed to dispute your claim. A workplace injury lawyer can handle this and fight for your compensation.
Should the process go as expected and you and your employer agree that you should receive benefits or compensation for a workplace injury, this is generally what is covered:
If you suffer from an illness due to your job or an injury sustained while working at your job, the medical expenses related to care and treatment of your illness or injury will be paid by your employer/employer’s insurance company.
If your injury or illness prevents you from working at all, or not as much, for a limited time after injury or illness, you should receive benefits during this time.
Permanent Partial or Total Disability
If your injury or illness is so severe that you are never able to return to work, or limits how much you can work, you should receive total or partial disability benefits.
Workplace Injury Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is workers’ compensation?
Workers’ compensation is insurance in each state that pays for some lost wages and medical treatment for injured workers. It also provides benefits if you are disabled or to your estate upon death.
Q: How long do I have to report my workplace injury?
You have 30 days to report your injury to your employer, but the earlier the better.
Q: What if my employer doesn’t want to inform their insurance about my injury?
You may contact the insurance company, or have your lawyer do so for you.
Q: Who decides what treatment or care I receive?
Your employer’s insurance company, or your employer, will choose a medical provider who will oversee your care and treatment.
Q: Who pays my medical bills?
Your employer’s insurance company should pay all authorized medical bills.
Q: Do I get paid for lost work time?
Florida does not require an employer to pay you for the first seven days of lost work time due to your injury. However, if your lost work time is more than 21 days, you could be paid for the initial seven days.
Q: How much can I expect and when do I get paid for days lost?
The amount varies depending on how much you worked before your workplace injury, and whether your injury is temporary or permanent. Payments should begin within three weeks of you reporting your injury to your employer.
Q: Does a mental injury caused by stress count as a workplace injury?
Not usually. A mental injury caused by stress is not a workplace injury unless it’s accompanied by a physical injury that requires medical treatment.
Phillips | Tadros, P.A. Can Help With Your Workplace Injury Claim
Phillips | Tadros, P.A. is a civil litigation firm proudly serving the people of Florida.
Mac Phillips is a trial and appellate lawyer who has devoted himself to prosecuting and defending a variety of civil actions in Florida’s state and federal court systems for over 20 years. His counsel on insurance issues is routinely sought after and he is a frequent expert witness on the valuation of attorneys’ fees and litigation costs.
Chris Tadros is a civil litigator who represents the injured in negligence cases. For over 20 years, he has been an advocate for those injured through a variety of accidents.
Get Help from a Coral Springs Work Injury Attorney Today
At Phillips | Tadros, P.A., our Coral Springs workplace injury lawyers are ready to help. Let us handle the stress of your worker’s compensation claim while you simply rest and heal.
Call (954) 642-8885 today for a free consultation.