Apopka Workers’ Compensation Attorney
Apopka Workers’ Compensation Law Firm Securing Compensation for clients Injured in Apopka and surrounding areas.
When job injury compensation systems first appeared, workers gladly traded their right to sue in court for a no-fault system which covered economic losses. But now, roughly a century later, the workers’ compensation system has become a complex procedural maze. Furthermore, in real terms, benefits have decreased significantly since the 1960s. Given these obstacles, it’s more important than ever to partner with an experienced attorney if you are hurt at work.
At the Benenati Law Firm, we have the kind of experience you need. The Florida Supreme Court radically changed the workers’ compensation landscape a few years ago. We are on top of these changes and we know how to make them work for you. We know more than just the written law. We’re also familiar with all the local procedural requirements, even the ones that are unwritten. So, we are well-positioned to obtain maximum compensation in minimal time. And that’s what it’s all about.
Benefits Available to Injured Workers in Apopka
Most job injuries are fall-related. That could be a slip-and-fall or a fall from a height. However, injured workers need not establish negligence or fault. They only have to prove cause to obtain benefits for the following types of disabilities:
- Temporary Total Disability: Most Orange County job injuries involve TTDs, at least initially. These victims are unable to return to work until they heal. So, most receive two-thirds of their average weekly wage for the duration of their disability. Moreover, workers’ compensation also pays for all medical bills.
- Temporary Partial Disability: After a few months, many TTD victims upgrade to TPD status. They are able to work, but must accept light duty or some other lower-paying assignment. So, workers’ compensation continues paying medical bills and also usually pays two-thirds of the difference between the old and new salaries.
- Permanent Partial Disability: Sometimes, the effects of injury linger permanently. For example, a worker with an injured shoulder might permanently lose some range of motion in that joint. In these situations, workers’ compensation usually pays a lump sum based on the nature and extent of the disability.
- Permanent Total Disability: Disabled individuals are not necessarily invalids. Instead, disability is a legal term which means the victim cannot work any longer.
In some cases, injured Apopka workers might be able to file legal claims outside the system. These individuals may be entitled to additional noneconomic damages. Common instances include intentional recklessness on behalf of the employer, a negligent co-worker, or a defective product.
The Workers’ Compensation System in Florida
The worker-friendly compensation system is a thing of the past. Instead, the modern Florida workers’ compensation system is a business-friendly system that protects insurance company profits. So, the process is quite cumbersome. Basically, government bureaucrats want victims to give up and either settle their claims for less than full value or abandon them entirely.
Most claims begin with a paper review. A claims auditor reviews the medical records and makes a determination. In nearly all cases, that determination is “no.” It’s important not to get discouraged at this point.
The next phase is usually a trial-like hearing before an administrative law judge. At this hearing, our attorneys can cross-examine witnesses, introduce evidence, and make legal arguments. So, injured victims have a much better chance of obtaining the compensation they deserve. Moreover, we also represent you during settlement negotiations. Many times, we can resolve these cases on favorable terms before the hearing even rolls around.
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Workplace injury victims need aggressive representation. For a free consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney in Apopka, contact the Benenati Law Firm. Home and hospital visits are available.
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