West Palm Beach Workers' Compensation
If you or someone you care about has suffered a workplace injury, workers' compensation may be one avenue of compensation. At the law offices of Friedman Rodman Frank & Estrada, we have the experience to know that it may not be the only one. Our West Palm Beach personal injury lawyers will pursue all possible opportunities to maximize your compensation.
We handle all Florida injury-on-the-job cases, including construction accidents and accidents involving all other occupations. Workers' compensation can provide injured workers with medical care benefits, wage loss benefits and lump sum settlements to handle their future needs.Florida’s Workers’ Compensation Laws
The Florida workers' compensation program is a system designed to provide benefits to employees who sustain work-related injuries or illnesses. Its main purpose is to limit or eliminate the financial burdens associated with lost wages and medical expenses. The Florida workers' compensation system is a no-fault program, which removes the need for injured employees to prove employer negligence to receive compensation. However, in exchange, employees forfeit the right to sue their employers for most workplace injuries outside of the worker’s compensation system.
In Florida, businesses with four or more employees are generally required to carry workers' compensation insurance. The requirements differ for construction and agricultural industries, where the threshold is one or more employees and six or more employees (or 12 or more seasonal workers), respectively.
The benefits provided under the Florida workers' compensation system include temporary partial disability, temporary total disability, permanent impairment benefits, and medical benefits. It also provides death benefits for dependents if a worker experiences a fatal workplace accident.
Although this system offers important protections for both employees, navigating it can be complex. For example, common challenges include disputes over the validity of a claim, disagreements about the extent of injuries, or difficulty in accessing the appropriate care and rehabilitation. As a result, guidance from the knowledgeable West Palm Beach workers' compensation attorneys at Friedman Rodman Frank & Estrada can help ensure a smoother process and a greater chance of success.Injuries Commonly Suffered on the Job
While workplace accidents are incredibly common, every industry presents its own set of risks, meaning some types of injuries are more prevalent in certain industries. However, as a general rule, the following are the most common types of workplace injuries.
- Neck, back and spine injuries,
- Joint injuries,
- Carpal tunnel syndrome and repetitive stress injuries,
- Foot injuries,
- Hand injuries,
- Loss of vision or hearing, and
- Work-related heart attack or stroke.
Workers' compensation laws are surprisingly complex and subject to frequent changes. The dedicated West Palm Beach workers' compensation attorneys at Friedman Rodman Frank & Estrada have decades of experience working with these laws to pursue maximum compensation for people who find themselves in similar situations to the one you are unfortunately currently facing.Personal Injury Lawsuits and Work Injuries
Workers’ compensation benefits are the first thing that employees tend to think of when they suffer an injury while performing work-related duties. However, depending on the circumstances of the accident, there may be other additional avenues available to injured workers.
For example, when an injury was caused by a party other than your employer, such as a general contractor, subcontractor, vendor or property owner, you can pursue a third-party claim. Third parties also include manufacturers of work equipment that was defective or dangerous. In these cases, a personal injury claim may also be filed. We always consider this option to help you maximize compensation for your injury.Learn More About Bringing a West Palm Beach Workers' Compensation Claim
If you or a loved one was recently injured in an on-the-job accident, it is important you familiarize yourself with your rights and what you can do to pursue a claim for compensation and medical benefits. At the workers' compensation law firm of Friedman Rodman Frank & Estrada serving West Palm Beach, we have been advocating on behalf of injured workers since 1976. Over this time, we’ve developed an effective strategy to ensure our clients are fairly compensated for the impact that workplace accidents have had on their lives and their family members. We offer free consultations to all accident victims, during which we will outline the recovery process, explain your rights, and answer any questions you have about your case. Call us toll-free at 877-448-8585 or contact us online to speak directly with a West Palm Beach workers' compensation attorney in English, Spanish or Creole. Se habla español/Nou parlé Creole. We are available to assist you 24/7.