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Coral Gables Workers' Compensation Lawyers

WorkInjuryRights.Com is a team of attorneys and staff that are dedicated to giving each client quality legal service for worker’s compensation claims. With numerous offices throughout South Florida, our team is dedicated to providing personalized representation for workers who have been injured on the job in any type of accident. The firm represents clients in Coral Gables and throughout Florida and provides free consultations.

If you have been injured on the job please call our Coral Gables, Florida law offices at 954-324-COMP.

Directions from I-95
Take I-95 S to US-1 S in Miami, continue on US-1 S. Drive to Ponce De Leon Blvd in Coral Gables, make a slight right onto SW 40th St/Bird Rd, then turn left onto Ponce De Leon Blvd and your destination will be on the right.

Directions from the Florida Turnpike
Take Florida’s Turnpike (Ronald Reagan Turnpike) to FL-976 E/SW 40th St/Bird Rd in Westchester, take the FL-976 exit from FL-826 S/Palmetto Expy, use the left lane to merge onto W State Rd 84, use the left lane to take the ramp to Miami S, merge onto Florida’s Turnpike to take the exit toward Homestead, se the right 2 lanes to take exit 25A-27 to merge onto FL-836 E and take exit 826 for Palmetto Expy, then use the right 2 lanes to take the FL-976 exit toward Southwest 40th Street/Bird Road, follow SW 40th St/Bird Rd to Ponce De Leon Blvd in Coral Gables, use the left 3 lanes to turn left onto FL-976 E/SW 40th St/Bird Rd (signs for SW 40 St), then turn right onto Ponce De Leon Blvd and your destination will be on the right.

Types of Cases Covered at WorkInjuryRights.com

Equipment Accidents

Malfunctions with industrial pieces of machinery and workplace equipment can result in devastating injuries. At WorkInjuryRights.com, we fight for those who have experienced accidents with the following equipment (and more):

  • Cranes
  • Ladders
  • Manufacturing machinery
  • Forklifts
  • Automobiles
  • Scaffolding
  • Welding equipment

Workplace Disasters

The other common category of cases we handle includes incidents that may not necessarily be the result of equipment failure. Some of the workplace disasters that fall into this category include:

  • Fires and explosions
  • Building collapses
  • Demolition accidents
  • Electrocution

These lists are not exhaustive—there is no way to categorize every case that passes through our doors. Above all, however, we are dedicated to fighting for those who have been injured in the workplace through no fault of their own.

Injured & Need To File A Workers’ Compensation Claim

Coral Gables Workers Compensation LawyersThe legal services for workers’ compensation claims are on a contingency fee basis, meaning you pay nothing unless we secure a settlement or jury award on your behalf.

With 30 years of collective legal experience, we are ready to take on your claim while providing the knowledgeable counsel you need. Several of our attorneys have previously represented insurance companies in workers’ compensation claims. We know their tactics and their mindset. Your employer and their insurance company have an attorney working for them, and so should you. Our dedicated team of trial attorneys is prepared to take your case to trial, if necessary.

The firm provides the highest quality of legal specialization both inside and out of the courtroom. We represent only injured parties – never insurance companies.

To review the five step process towards receiving workers’ compensation benefits in Coral Gables visit workers’ compensation claims process or call us at 954-324-COMP for a free consultation.

FAQ

1. What are some nearby neighborhoods your Coral Gables office services?


Our Coral Gables office is in a prime location, right off I-95, State Road 811, and State Road 1. Just two blocks north of New River, we service many surrounding neighborhoods in Fort Lauderdale, including (but not limited to):
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  • Coconut Grove
  • Little Havana
  • West Miami
  • Coral Terrace
  • Glenvar Heights
  • Olympia Heights
  • Ludlam
  • Alameda

 
Make sure to check our contact page for a list of our locations to figure out if the Coral Gables office is the closest to your area!

2. What if my Coral Gables employer does not report my injury to the insurance company?

Businesses are required by the state of Florida to properly document and report workplace injuries. In most cases, also, they have to provide workers’ compensation coverage (this depends on how many employees they have and what industry they belong to). 

When employers don’t promptly file injury reports, the injured employees can work with the state’s Department of Labor to get proper documentation filed. As an employee, you want to make sure you keep records of all the communications about your injury. This includes emails, phone calls, and in-person visits (especially medical ones). They will be important for any legal proceedings.

3. What is the average settlement for workers' compensation in Coral Gables?

There is no set amount for workers’ compensation settlements, but the average payout usually sits between $2,000 and $40,000. The type of injury you have plays the largest role in this amount—for minor injuries usually a small amount of medical treatment means you will receive less compensation. For long-term injuries, the payout can far exceed the average range. Remember, your workers’ comp benefits cover your medical expenses and lost wages until you can return to work. When you file your case, you can expect to wait while your paperwork is processed, and all the initial doctors’ visits are complete.

4. What should I not say to my workers' compensation adjuster?

Being as accurate and honest as you can with the details of your injury will help you with your workers’ compensation settlement. If you fabricate details or speculate on what happened, this can cause your claim to be denied. Doctors are supposed to evaluate your injury on medical facts alone. 

Do not tell your workers’ compensation adjuster about any personal issues (especially financial information), as this can make it seem like you’re overplaying your injury to receive damages. Stick to the facts: what happened, where did it happen, who was involved, when did it happen? These are going to be the most important details in painting a picture of the incident.

5. Why would workers' compensation in Coral Gables be denied?

One of the worst things you can do is to wait a long time to file an injury claim. Each state has a reporting window—if you report your injury outside of it, you cannot receive benefits. Workers’ compensation claims are denied for many different reasons, including:

  • Late report
  • Inconsistencies between medical records and the report
  • Insurance company doesn’t have proper documentation
  • Injury isn’t work-related
  • Pre-existing condition caused accident/injury
  • No medical treatment given

6. How does a workers' compensation in Coral Gables affect future employment?

Because workers’ compensation claims are solely between your current employer and yourself, they shouldn’t have an impact on your future employment opportunities. If you file litigation against your employer as part of your workers’ comp claim, this information may be available in background checks that future employers run.

It is against the law for an employer to fire you for a workplace injury. Your employer, however, is not obligated to hold your position for you while you recover. Sometimes injured parties will be part of light-duty work placement programs where the employer will find a suitable employment alternative if you cannot complete your work duties any longer.

7. What is a 5% impairment rating?

Following a work-related injury, you will see a designated doctor to have an injury assessment. During this appointment, the doctor will evaluate your mobility. You will receive an impairment rating describing the percentage of your body function which is impaired because of your injury.

A 5% impairment rating means that just 5% of your overall function is impaired due to your injury. These ratings are on a scale of 0-100, so a 5% rating means you have a relatively low impairment.

8. How long does it take for workers' compensation in Coral Gables to offer a settlement?

Workers’ compensation settlements are awarded on different timelines for each case. The timeline is usually somewhere between 3 months and 1.5 years.

It depends on when the injury is reported, when the case is filed, and how much legal work must be done. If your employer vehemently denies culpability and litigation takes a long time, you may have to wait years for your settlement to finish. As a rule, the earlier you report your injury, the faster you will receive compensation.

9. Is it worth getting a workers' compensation attorney?

If you have a significant injury and are not receiving proper compensation, you should absolutely hire a workers’ comp attorney. Also, if your employer is denying culpability or you feel that your medical evaluation was unfair or inaccurate, an attorney can help you try to protest the outcome of your settlement.

The legal proceedings for these cases can be confusing and long-winded if you don’t have a legal background. Hiring an attorney allows you to focus on recovery while he/she takes care of your case.

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