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You were working on the job. And you were working hard. You were doing what you were supposed to. And then you got hurt. When should you hire a Tampa workers Compensation Attorney?

Now you’re out of work. You’re in pain. But you know there is workers’ compensation, and you trust that everything is going to be okay. That you will receive the money for your medical bills and lost wages caused by personal injury.

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After all workers’ compensation exists just to help someone like you. You’re a worker, and you expect that you’ll receive some compensation say medical benefits according to the law if you are injured on the job.

Unfortunately, it rarely works out that way. The reality is that insurance companies and your employer are out to make profits for their businesses.

Paying you the full value for your injury compensation claims would stand in the way of the profits they receive.

Don’t be surprised that you’re about to be in for a fight to get justice. The good news is that we (Tampa workers Compensation Lawyers) know exactly how to drive your workers compensation claims process forward to get the resolution that you deserve.

A Great Idea That Lawmakers Are Trying To Destroy

First, the idea of workers’ compensation is actually pretty great law.

See, most of our personal injury laws are built around the tort system.

And in the regular tort system, it’s the person “at fault” who has to pay for the personal injury who was injured through no fault of his or her own.

In other words, if you’re hurt — but somebody else is responsible for it — then you have a claim against that person that can result in fair compensation for your injuries (medical bills, lost wages etc.).

But the reality is that sometimes people get hurt purely by accident. People sometimes get hurt just because they have a relatively dangerous job and injured on the job site. And under the tort system, these people wouldn’t have any claim.

So, in the 1970s, the idea of workers compensation claim was born and went into effect. Workers’ compensation in Florida was supposed to provide everybody with compensation regardless of who was at fault.

This no-fault benefit would then provide some benefits like medical care or some money to everybody who got injured on the job.

The flip side of this though is that all workers gave up their right to sue as part of the compensation deal. In other words, a worker can’t go and use the tort system to file a lawsuit even if his or her injuries were someone else’s fault.

At first, this new workers compensation system worked out great.

But it didn’t take long for business owners to start complaining about the costs. They didn’t like to pay their workers’ compensation premiums; this was getting in the way of their profits.

So, the big businesses and the insurance companies that were paying out compensation claims started talking to the lawmakers; these business owners put pressure on our legislators to start whittling workers’ compensation rights.

And that’s exactly what’s happened over the years. It’s become far more difficult to succeed in any workers’ compensation claim for fair law.

The success of any legal matter depends on the unique circumstances of each case, therefore, we cannot guarantee particular results for future clients.

If The Insurance Company Is Offering To Pay My Bills Do I Need An Attorney?

Insurance companies are big businesses. The way they receive their massive profits is to minimize the amount of money they pay on claims.

You can almost be assured that the offer you’re to receive from the insurance company in terms of workers compensation insurance is a lowball offer. They want you to take it and run.

It’s always advisable to at least sit down in law firm of Tampa Florida Law Compensation Attorney and talk to have some legal advice about the offer before you accept workers compensation claims. You’ll most likely find out that the offer you’re getting is not nearly enough. An experienced workers compensation attorney will help you get the compensation that you deserve.

This guy fell at work as a fellow workers negligence caused the accident.

Eligibility For Workers Compensation

In Tampa Florida, businesses with more than three employees and construction companies with any number of employees must provide workers’ compensation coverage.

A personal injury like diseases, illnesses, auto accidents, slip and falls, product liability, medical malpractice or wrongful death and deaths that occur in the workplace should be covered by in compensation laws. And as discussed above, because workers’ compensation is a no-fault type of system, workers do not have to prove fault like they would in the tort system in order to recover benefits like medical costs and a reasonable amount of money.

With that said, an attorney usually steps in when insurance companies unlawfully deny claims — or when insurance carriers accept the claim, but deny the value of it and try to get the worker to receive pennies on the dollar.

When first reporting an accident, you should be specific with the details. They should make sure that they write down the name of any witnesses, the location of the accident, what caused the accident, and the time and date of the accident and injury. Make sure that the employer immediately receives all this information regarding workplace injuries.

The success of any legal matter depends on the unique circumstances of each case, therefore, we cannot guarantee particular results for future clients.

Appealing A Claim For Workers Compensation

If you’re involved in workplace accidents and got some injuries, understand that your insurance company will likely try one or more of the following tactics to deny paying your workers compensation claims.

  1. Argue that your injury did not happen on the job, but happened somewhere else.
  2. Claim that you committed fraud or misrepresented your injury to the insurance company or to your employer.
  3. Claim that your injury is related to a pre-existing condition. In other words, you already had the injury before the accident that you had on the job.

Luckily, if you are denied your claim, you have a right to appeal in workers compensation law.

Once you receive a denial, you contact a personal injury lawyer to help you. He or she will file a petition with the Florida Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board. The Appeals Board is under the Division of Administrative Hearings, which assigns the case to a judge. The judge will then schedule a hearing within 40 days.

The success of any legal matter depends on the unique circumstances of each case, therefore, we cannot guarantee particular results for future clients.

Your attorney’s job is to prepare thoroughly for the hearing. He or she can present evidence showing why you are entitled to benefits. This can include details about the workplace accident, details about your injuries, and details that will show that you are truthful and therefore are not committing fraud or misrepresenting the facts of your case.

The Cost Of Hiring A Compensation Attorney Near You

The good news is that most workers’ compensation attorneys in Tampa Florida work on a contingency fee basis. At our firm, for example, if we do not secure you a financial settlement then you do not have to pay us a penny.

Call our Tampa office to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with one of our workers’ compensation attorneys. We have offices throughout Tampa Bay, and can even meet online or come to you if you prefer.

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Denmon Pearlman

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Tampa Office
2504 W Crest Ave
Tampa, FL 33614

(813) 694-4130

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St. Petersburg Office
520 2nd Ave South
St. Petersburg, Florida 33701

(727) 308-5159

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New Port Richey Office
5703 Main Street
New Port Richey, Florida 34652

(727) 853-6404