Oviedo Workers’ Compensation Attorney
Oviedo Workers’ Compensation Attorney Firm Securing Compensation for clients Injured in Oviedo and surrounding areas.
According to Florida’s Workers’ Compensation Claims Statistics, there were 48,077 claims for workers’ compensation benefits throughout the state in 2018, with 916 claims originating in Seminole County. If you were hurt in a workplace accident, you may also have the right to file a claim for benefits. However, the process can be challenging, especially at a time when you are trying to heal from your injuries.
At the Benenati Law Firm, our team will tackle the legal complications with filing for workers’ compensation, so you get the maximum level of benefits allowed by law. Please call 407-777-7777 to set up a free consultation with an Oviedo workers’ compensation attorney, and check out an overview of the claims process.
How Workers’ Compensation Works In Florida
Workers’ compensation laws in Florida are similar to other types of personal injury cases, except that you do not have to prove that your employer was at fault to seek benefits. Still, you must show that you qualify for benefits, which requires you to establish:
- Your employer is required to carry workers’ compensation insurance by law;
- You are a covered employee, as opposed to an independent contractor or other exempt worker; and,
- You were hurt in an accident that happened while you were at work, performing work-related tasks.
If you do prove these elements, you can start receiving benefits shortly after filing a claim. However, the downside is that the workers’ compensation system is your sole remedy. You cannot sue in civil court unless certain exceptions apply, including:
- Your employer does not carry workers’ compensation in violation of state law;
- Your employer’s intentional act was the cause of your injuries; or,
- A third party’s negligence led to your injuries.
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Benefits for Qualifying Workers’ Compensation Claims
If you meet the eligibility requirements mentioned above, you may receive compensation for all medical costs that are reasonable and necessary to treat your injuries. Medical benefits include surgery, outpatient procedures, physical therapy, pain medications, and related care.
You may also qualify for disability workers’ compensation benefits if you cannot work or are limited in your work-related activities. For instance:
- Temporary total disability benefits can replace your wages if you cannot work for at least seven days;
- You may be eligible for temporary partial disability benefits where you can return to work, but with some limitations;
- Permanent impairment benefits may be available if you can still do some work, but will not fully recover from your injuries; and,
- You may be able to obtain permanent disability benefits if your injuries prevent you from doing any work, even a limited or sedentary position.
If you lost a family member as a result of a workplace accident, Florida’s workers’ compensation laws also allow you to file a claim for death benefits. Depending on the number of dependents, you may be eligible for up to 2/3 of the victim’s average weekly wage.
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Benenati Law Firm has recovered MILLIONS for our Orlando injury clients.
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When it comes to the outcome of your case, you don’t pay, unless you win. You don’t have to worry about paying attorneys in advance.
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.
Contact An Oviedo Workers’ Compensation Lawyer To Discuss Your Claim
At The Benenati Law Firm, we understand that accidents can happen to anyone at any time and can change lives forever.
For specific details on your rights and legal remedies, please contact the Benenati Law Firm at 407-777-7777 to set up a free consultation. You can also visit our website for more information on services for injured employees in Oviedo, FL and throughout Seminole County.
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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 a car 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.
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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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“Walter maximized my settlement and he reached the policy limits. That’s the best scenario.”
“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.”