West Palm Beach Workers Compensation Lawyer
Workers’ Compensation Claims in West Palm Beach
If you have been injured in a workplace accident you may be wondering what to do, and what to expect. Is your employer required to provide workers’ compensation benefits? If so, how do you go about filing a workers’ compensation claim? How will your medical expenses be covered? Is it better to file a claim or pursue other legal actions? All of these questions will be answered when you contact our firm and meet with a skilled West Palm Beach workers’ compensation lawyer. Our staff have years of experience with workers’ compensation cases. We understand what it takes to qualify for workers’ compensation benefits and we are committed to seeing that our clients receive all of the benefits they rightfully deserve.
When an individual is injured in an accident while on the job, he or she has a right to file for workers’ compensation benefits. Florida state laws dictate that any employer who has at least four workers in his or her employ, regardless of whether they are full-time or part-time, must carry workers’ compensation insurance. Certain industries, such as the construction industry, require employers to have workers’ compensation insurance even with only one employee. This is due to the fact that construction sites have inherent dangers, and construction accidents, even when safety regulations are strictly adhered to, are far more likely to occur.
West Palm Beach Workers’ Compensation Attorney
Most workers’ compensation policies will provide injured workers with a physician to attend to their injuries. The policy should also cover most, if not all, injury-related medical expenses. If the injured worker is unable to return to work immediately following a workplace injury, his or her employer’s workers’ compensation insurance should cover a percentage of lost wages. To find out the different types of benefits available to you, and to determine whether or not you qualify for temporary total benefits, temporary partial benefits, permanent impairment benefits or permanent total benefits, we recommend you contact our firm.
We also provide legal representation to the families of loved ones who have lost their lives in a workplace accident. If you need help recovering death benefits, we advise you speak with one of the West Palm Beach personal injury attorneys from the Law Offices of Casey D. Shomo, P.A. at once. The most efficient way to resolve a workplace accident case, and help ensure you receive your full benefits, is by having a workers’ compensation attorney by your side, working hard to protect your rights.