Naples / Fort Myers Workers' Compensation
At the law offices of Friedman Rodman Frank & Estrada, our Naples personal injury attorneys aggressively pursue all possible avenues to get you the compensation you require. If you or someone you care about has been injured at work, workers' compensation may be one of those avenues. It may not be the only one. We handle all Florida on-the-job injury cases, including construction accidents and accidents involving all other occupations. Through a Naples / Fort Myers workers' compensation claim, injured workers may be eligible for medical care, wage loss benefits and lump sum monetary settlements.Injuries Commonly Suffered in the Workplace
Worker’s compensation benefits are available to most employees who suffer an injury during the course of work-related duties. Common injuries suffered in the workplace include:
- Back and neck injuries,
- Shoulder, knee and joint injuries,
- Carpal tunnel syndrome and repetitive motion injuries,
- Traumatic brain injuries,
- Hand injuries,
- Foot injuries,
- Vision and hearing loss,
- Work-related stroke or heart attack, and
- Chemical burns.
Workers' compensation laws are complicated. They change frequently. It is critical that you have a lawyer on your side who has the experience to handle and resolve these matters effectively. Our attorneys have decades of experience.What Types of Workers’ Compensation Benefits Are Available in Florida?
Florida workers’ compensation benefits vary based on the circumstances of the injury; however, they generally include Medical Benefits that cover necessary treatments and rehabilitation services; Temporary Total Disability (TTD) and Temporary Partial Disability (TPD) that provide financial support during your recovery, and Permanent Total Disability (PTD) benefits, which assist those unable to return to work. Depending on the nature of the injury, professional and/or nonprofessional attendant care benefits can also be provided.
For individuals who can work but face reduced earning capabilities, Permanent Impairment Benefits are available. Additionally, death benefits offer financial aid to the families of workers who tragically lost their lives. You can trust our adept guidance in securing all the benefits you rightfully deserve. At Friedman Rodman Frank & Estrada, our Naples / Fort Myers workers' compensation lawyers will ensure you recover all the benefits you are entitled to.What Is the Difference Between Personal Injury Lawsuits and Workers’ Compensation Claims?
Workers' compensation claims are not the only avenue of relief for injured workers. You may also be able to pursue a third-party personal injury claim against the party responsible for your injuries.
Unlike workers’ compensation claims, which are filed against an employer, a third-party injury lawsuit is filed against a negligent third party who caused or contributed to the accident resulting in your injuries. Third parties may include subcontractors, motor vehicle drivers, vendors or property owners. Claims may also be filed against the manufacturer of a defective piece of equipment that caused the accident or made it worse. It is important to consider these options because there are generally more types of compensation available through third-party personal injury claims including pain and suffering than there are through workers’ compensation claims.
At Friedman Rodman Frank & Estrada, our Naples / Fort Myers workers' compensation lawyers will thoroughly investigate your case, making sure that no option is overlooked. In doing so, we show many injured workers that they have more options than they thought.Learn More About Pursuing a Claim for Compensation After a Workplace Accident
If you were recently injured on the job, pursuing a Naples / Fort Myers workers' compensation claim may provide you with the benefits you need to get back on your feet and back to work. At Friedman Rodman Frank & Estrada, we’ve been diligently pursuing workers’ compensation claims on behalf of our clients for more than 45 years. Over this time, we’ve developed an effective process for resolving our clients’ cases quickly and in a way that provides them with the maximum amount of benefits. Call us toll-free at (877) 448-8585 or contact us online to speak directly with a Naples workers' compensation attorney in English, Spanish or Creole. Se habla español / Nou parlé Creole. We are available to assist you 24/7.