If you are not able to work due to an injury or an illness, you are most likely consumed with fear, dread, and maybe even feelings of failure. If you are the “breadwinner” in the family, no longer being able to provide for your family can be absolutely terrifying. The Workers’ Compensation attorneys at The Cochran Firm South Florida know full well the anxiety and fear that not being able to work can cause. We have helped countless Floridians throughout Miami, Ft Lauderdale, Ft. Myers and beyond, who were injured on the job get the benefits to which they were entitled, and we can help you, too.
The Workers’ Compensation system in Florida (and nationwide) is complicated. There is no way we could possibly cover all that you have to know about Workers’ Compensation on our website, but we can provide you with some basic workers’ compensation information to serve as a starting point and to help you come up with some questions for your consultation with our Miami workers compensation attorneys. If you have been injured at work or if you have developed a disease or some other medical condition due to your work, then you may qualify for Workers’ Compensation benefits. After hearing the details of your case and looking over any paperwork or medical records you may have, we will be able to advise you of what you may be entitled to under Florida’s Workers’ Compensation law.
You Focus on Getting Better While We Focus on Your Claim
Workers’ Compensation is a government program designed to help pay medical bills and living expenses for people who have been hurt on the job, regardless of whose fault the injury was; unfortunately, the system is very complex and even appears to work against the injured party. It is imperative that you have an experienced, knowledgeable, and reputable South Florida Workers’ Compensation lawyer on your side following a workplace injury, a workplace accident, or illness. A missed deadline, or a form filled out incorrectly can mean immediate denial. Then, it could take months to file again, and you may be denied benefits again… and again… and again.
We want you to focus on healing; let us take care of the legal aspects of your case. Most people who apply for Workers’ Compensation benefits get denied. Many people get denied more than once, even more than twice! We will not let that happen to you. We know all the tricks that insurance companies use to avoid paying out legitimate claims. We will negotiate with your employer or its insurance representative so you can concentrate on getting well.
Accepting Workers’ Compensation benefits usually prevents you from suing your employer; however, it does not prevent you from suing a third party who may have contributed to your injury. For instance, if your hand was severed while operating a defective machine, the manufacturer of that machine could be held legally (financially) responsible for your injury. Also, if your employer did something that was illegal (such as firing you because you filed for benefits), we could explore ways to be compensated for that.
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If you are not able to work due to an injury sustained on the job in Miami, Ft Lauderdale, Fort Myers, or throughout South Florida, please contact the experienced Workers’ Compensation attorneys at The Cochran Firm South Florida today to schedule a confidential consultation. You cannot lose your job because you file for benefits. We will work tirelessly until we get you the compensation you need and deserve.