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Fort Lauderdale 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 represent clients in Fort Lauderdale and throughout Florida and provides free consultations.

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

Directions from I-95
Take I-95 to exit 27 for FL-842/Broward Blvd toward Downtown, use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto FL-842 E/W Broward Blvd and your destination is on the right.

Directions from the Florida Turnpike
Take Florida’s Turnpike to Broward County, then take exit 67 from Florida’s Turnpike to get on to I-95 S in Pompano Beach from NW 31st Ave/Atlantic Blvd Exd and W Atlantic Blvd, take I-95 to exit 27 for FL-842/Broward Blvd toward Downtown, use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto FL-842 E/W Broward Blvd and your destination is 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

Fort Lauderdale 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 Fort Lauderdale visit workers’ compensation claims process or call us at 954-324-COMP for a free consultation.

FAQs

1. What are some nearby neighborhoods your Fort Lauderdale office services?


Our Fort Lauderdale 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):
fort Lauderdale workers compensation

  • City Viewr
  • Las Olas Isles
  • Lake Ridge
  • Edgewood
  • River Oaks
  • South Fort Lauderdale

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

2. What if my Fort Lauderdale employer does not report my injury to the insurance company?

The state of Florida requires employers to report workplace injuries. They are also required to provide workers’ comp benefits. The requirements depend on which industry the company is in and how many employees it has.

If your employer hasn’t filed your injury report, you can get in contact with the Florida Department of Labor to get assistance filing to insurance. Make sure you document all communications you have with your employer regarding your injury report, as refusal to file a report could result in legal action against them.

3. What is the average settlement for workers' compensation in Fort Lauderdale?

Workers’ compensation payouts can range from $2,000 to $40,000, with the average somewhere around $20,000. Settlements vary widely depending on several factors like the extent of your injury. Overall, whatever payout you receive should cover your medical expenses and lost work hours. In some cases where the extent of injuries is devastating, employees receive lifelong benefits or significantly larger settlements. This all depends on the specific case details.

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

When filing a claim, it is important to give an accurate account of what happened and the extent of your injuries. The main thing you don’t want to do is speculate on the details of the accident. Being specific with the information you provide will create less doubt surrounding your injury. You also shouldn’t disclose any information about your personal life—the workers’ comp adjuster should only be given medically relevant facts and details.

5. Why would a workers' comp claim be denied?

Workers’ comp cases are time-sensitive, meaning that each state has a maximum amount of time that is allowed between when the injury happened and when it was reported. Your claim can be denied for many reasons, including:

  • Late report
  • Inconsistencies between medical records and the report
  • Insurance company doesn’t have proper documentation
  • Injury isn’t work-related
  • 6. How does a workers' comp claim affect future employment?

    Filing a workers’ comp claim shouldn’t affect your future employment opportunities. If you have legal records stemming from your claim, a potential employer may be able to see them as part of the background check process. It is illegal to fire a standing employee because they have filed a worker’s comp claim. However, employers are not required to hold your current position for you while you recover from a work-related injury.

  • Pre-existing condition caused accident/injury
  • No medical treatment given

7. What is a 5% impairment rating?

An impairment rating is a doctor’s overall assessment of what percent of your body’s total function is impaired by your injury. This value plays a role in determining how much compensation you receive through workers’ compensation benefits. Ratings are given on a scale of 0-100, so a 5% impairment rating means you have a relatively low level of functional impairment.

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

There is no standard length of time for when you will see a workers’ comp settlement offer. The timeline for receiving payment is anywhere between 3 months and 1.5 years.

Multiple factors like report date, incident investigation, medical evaluations, court hearings, and individual state laws can impact when you are offered a settlement. The earlier you report the injury, the better.

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

Getting a worker’s compensation attorney is worth the investment if your case has any degree of discrepancy between yourself and your employer. If you had a minor injury or your employer already acknowledged the incident, getting worker’s comp benefits will be easier.

On the other hand, if your employer denies that you were injured in the workplace or if you have a serious impairment because of the injury, you should get an attorney. His/her expertise will help you navigate the confusing legal proceedings and ensure that you get the coverage you need.

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

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