Your Rights after an On-the-Job Injury

Miami & Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

If you suffer an on-the-job injury, you will most likely be eligible to collect workers’ compensation benefits. By law, an employer engaged in the construction industry that employs one or more part or full time employees, or an employer in the non-construction industry that employs 4 or more part or full time employees must carry Florida workers’ compensation insurance.

Following the workplace injury, you have a certain amount of time to report your injury. If you don’t file your workers’ compensation claim on time, you may be denied benefits. To ensure that all paperwork is done properly and on time, you should contact the experienced workers’ compensation attorneys at The Cochran Firm South Florida today.

Here are some important tips to keep in mind following a workplace injury:

  • Report your injury right away
  • Get medical treatment promptly
  • Fill out and send in all necessary forms
  • File a written report regarding your accident
  • Get the names, addresses and phone numbers of all possible witnesses
  • Take pictures of all objects involved and at the scene of the accident
  • Get legal advice promptly if your injuries are or could be serious

If you are injured on the job, you should contact The Cochran Firm South Florida right away. Our workers’ compensation attorneys have represented thousands of Florida residents who were injured at work, and we have a thorough understanding of your workers’ rights.

Workers’ compensation provides financial compensation so that you can continue providing for yourself and your family while you recover from your injury. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for your claim to be denied initially. If this happens, our attorneys can help you appeal the decision. The paperwork for workers’ compensation can be difficult, time-consuming and confusing. Our lawyers understand the workers’ compensation system inside and out, and we will do everything in our power to maximize your benefits.

If you live the Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, West Palm, or Ft. Meyers, Florida area and have been injured on the job, please contact the workers’ compensation lawyers at The Cochran Firm South Florida today to schedule a confidential consultation.