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Overview Of Florida Workers’ Compensation Laws
Though there are some similarities to personal injury cases, you are not required to prove that your employer was at fault in the incident that caused your medical condition. You can claim workers’ compensation benefits through an insurance policy, which employers must carry under Florida’s workers’ compensation laws. As long as you are a covered employee, and you sustain an on-the-job injury or illness, you can file a claim with your employer’s insurance provider.
Subject to certain exceptions, filing a workers’ compensation claim is your only remedy for a workplace injury or illness. You can only file a personal injury lawsuit in civil court if:
- Your employer does not have workers’ compensation insurance coverage as required by law;
- Your employer intentionally caused your injuries; or,
- A third party, unrelated to your employer, is responsible for your injuries.
Potential Benefits In A Workers’ Compensation Case
If you qualify for workers’ compensation benefits and the insurance company approves your claim, you may be entitled to receive:
- Medical costs, including bills for surgery, doctor’s appointments, pain medications, physical therapy, and related expenses;
- Costs related to medical equipment, such as hospital beds, crutches, appliances, a wheelchair, and other devices;
- Lost income, if:
- Your injuries prevent you from returning to work for seven days;
- You may be able to return after seven days, but cannot perform work-related tasks and earn the same wages as before the accident; or,
- You are permanently unable to work because of your injuries.
- Vocational rehabilitation services, which can help you get back to work and learn new skills.
Keep in mind that you cannot recover losses for your pain and suffering in a workers’ compensation claim. However, you can obtain non-economic damages if your circumstances fall into one of the three exceptions mentioned above.
When you hire me I will be responsive and attentive to your calls and questions. I will return phone calls and be in my office when you need me. I do not golf nor do I take much time off. I am not a trust fund baby. My parents are not doctors and lawyers. They were hard working middle class people before they both passed away while I was in law school over 10 years ago. I am a nice generous person that will treat you with respect. I am married and a father of two young children. When I am not spending time with my family I will be in my office working ON YOUR CASE. You are my client but you are also my employer – I WORK FOR YOU and will work as hard as possible to make you feel I will be your go to lawyer for the rest of your life.LEARN MORE
Do Not Settle For Less
At The Benenati Law Firm, we understand that accidents can happen to anyone at any time and can change lives forever.
Many personal injury firms are settlement factories that do not give cases the time or attention they deserve. Our office handles your case with care from beginning to end. We zealously and competently represent your legal interests with the insurers and the court. We pride ourselves on our constant communication with clients about the status of their case and ensure that they are fully knowledgeable about the steps we are taking to secure compensation for their claims. You deserve the best representation possible and should not settle for less.
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If you have been injured in the Winter Garden area through the negligence of another person, our office is here to help. Call or contact us today at The Benenati Law Firm to schedule a free consultation of your case with one of our personal injury attorneys. Give us the opportunity to give your case the individualized attention it deserves.
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The Benenati Law Firm serves personal injury clients, as well as those going through the bankruptcy process. Our practice areas include:
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Our oath to you is handling your case from start to finish effectively, competently, and aggressively. Why settle for less than you deserve at a huge law firm. Our goal is not to be the biggest but instead the best. We will work on achieving that every day and with every case we take on. We have Offices in Orlando, and Kissimmee for your convenience but if you prefer we come to you, we will do so; not with an “investigator,” but with an Attorney at your home. Allow us the opportunity to give you the
Representation for injuries including:
- Personal Injury
- Car Accidents
- Wrongful Death
- Amusement Park Accidents
- Workers’ Compensation
personal attention you deserve in your case. This is not assembly line justice. You deserve better.
You were involved in an accident. You are suffering and injured and you want someone to pay for that suffering. That is why you are looking for a personal injury lawyer. Too many times, someone hires a large law firm and gets lost in the shuffle. That will not happen in our firm. Do not let it happen to you.
Whether you have suffered a serious injury because of another’s negligence, or you are suffocating under mountains of debt, a consultation with the Benenati Law Firm may prove to be extremely advantageous. We encourage you to call our offices today at 407-777-7777, or fill out our online form to request your free, no-obligation, and completely confidential case consultation. If you are unable to travel to our location during our office hours, we offer after-hours and home visits for your convenience, too.
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The Benenati Law Firm has received numerous awards and recognitions over the years for our legal services. These include, but are not limited to, recognition from Avvo, Super Lawyers, Florida Legal Elite, and The National Advocates Top Lawyers.
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“The Benenati law firm makes you believe that you are the single most important PERSON (not case) to them. Throughout the entire process, they maintained weekly contact with me, asking how I was doing or if I needed anything. I was provided with frequent updates as to how my case was progressing and was pleasantly surprised with the speed at which they were able to reach a substantial settlement. I've had the unfortunate experience of dealing with other well-known personal injury attorneys in Orlando who were unable to provide the level of expertise, care and service that Walter Benenati and his team can!”
“I would like to thank the Benenati Law Firm for helping to take the stress out of dealing with the insurance company and for everyone being very professional and always available to take my calls. The speed of the case being closed exceeded my expectations and any future needs I will definitely be contacting them.”
“My experience with the Benenati Law Firm in Orlando was a great experience. They helped right away after a heartbreaking experience at another law firm. THEY MADE MORE PROGRESS IN MY CASE IN TWO MONTHS THAN 2 YEARS WITH MY FORMER LAW FIRM. I am so grateful.”