A Florida Workers Compensation Attorney that understands your needs
Workers compensation programs and laws do not exist to put the employer or company of employment at fault. In fact, these programs and laws do just the opposite. They are designed and enacted to reduce the litigation and costs associated with injured workers, decrease tensions between employees and employers, and reduce the need to prove culpability.
That said, it is not always so simple to file for and receive workers compensation. As the professionals at Berke Law Firm, P.A. understand, businesses and insurance providers will still fight to preserve the bottom line at every turn. Given the increased complexities with this form of compensation, having the best Workers Compensation Attorney Florida can provide is more critical than ever.
In most cases of a job injury, employees have the right to medical care and compensation for their injury or condition and any temporary or lasting disabilities. In Florida, workers compensation laws typically cover all aspects of the injured person’s lost wages while they are unable to work.
The laws also cover the long-term ramifications including the potential for death benefits for immediate family members. Sadly, many workers either get denied workers compensation benefits or must wait for extended periods, only to receive less money than they deserve.
That is why comprehensive workers compensation is so critical. More importantly, that is why having the best Workers Compensation Lawyers Florida can provide is so important. For people who do not believe that lawyers make a difference, they need only to look at the numerous denials for those who go without representation.
Workers compensation is a very confusing system that is filled with loopholes and many legal ambiguities. It is difficult for a person who is not trained in Florida Workers Compensation law to understand the legal terminology and process.
When hiring a Workers’ Compensation lawyer is necessary?
Hiring a qualified lawyer becomes a necessity when you are in dispute with the company about receiving compensation. Challenging the decision of the insurance company requires gathering ample evidence. The evidence to support your case may include getting witnesses, taking depositions, and requesting independent medical examinations.
Our in-depth knowledge of Florida Workers Compensation Law will help you with each of these aspects. We can help provide you with the legal support you need in situations where:
- The claim gets denied: Workers compensation claims can be denied for several reasons. For instance, the insurance company might determine that the injury was not work-related, or the claim was not filed in time. Since the appeal to the denial involves filing formal paperwork, using legal tools for gathering evidence, and presenting your case at the hearing, it is important to have a lawyer by your side.
- The permanent disability rating is dubious: We have seen that many workers compensation settlements are awarded based on permanent disability ratings. When the insurance company does not agree with your doctor’s ratings, it might ask you to go for an IME (independent medical examination) with its chosen doctor. You will be paid less in benefits if the IME doctor assigns lower ratings. We will help you by making a case for a higher rating in front of the judge, enabling you to get greater compensation.
- The presence of pre-existing conditions: It is an uphill battle to get the compensation you deserve if you have a pre-existing condition involving the same body part that has been injured at work. We will make sure that the truth prevails, and you get your rightful compensation under the circumstances.
- The inability to work in the future: In the unfortunate event that you’re unable to work ever again, we will make sure to maximize your benefits and get them structured in a way that lasts you well into the future.
For any of the previously mentioned workers compensation issues or others, Berke Law Firm, P.A. are the trusted legal professionals to get you the benefits you deserve. Get in touch with us to have some of the finest Workers Compensation Lawyers in Florida working for you.
With the help of Berke Law Firm, P.A., many injured employees can get the workers compensation they so desperately need. This allows them to get back to the life they love, to provide for themselves and their family, and to look forward to a better future.
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