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Orlando 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 Central 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 Orlando and throughout Florida and provides free consultations.

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

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

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

FAQ

1. What are some nearby neighborhoods your Orlando office services?


Our Orlando 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):
orlando workers compensation

  • Thornton Park
  • South Eola
  • Central Business District
  • Delaney Park
  • South Orange
  • Belle Air
  • Lake Como
  • Greenwood

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

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

Workers’ compensation laws require employers to properly document and report employee injuries. There is a timeframe for reporting that will impact whether or not you receive your benefits. If your employer does not report your injury to the insurance company, you have a couple of options.

You can try contacting the insurance company yourself to see if anyone there can help you file the report. If not, you can contact the Florida Department of Labor for help. When you’ve been injured at work, you want to report it immediately, no matter how severe. If you reach out to your employer regarding the status of your injury report, make sure to put the communications in writing. This will be helpful if you end up having to take legal action against the employer.

3. Who qualifies for workers' compensation exemption in Florida?

If you are looking to obtain a workers’ comp exemption in Florida, there are some basic criteria you will need to meet. These requirements include:

  • The business has to be registered and active with the Florida State Department’s Division of Corporations.
  • You must have a Florida driver’s license or ID card.
  • You cannot have an active Stop-Work Order or be in violation of one.
  • There are separate requirements for construction-based businesses that you can find on the
  • Department of Financial Service’s website.

4. How long does it take to settle a workers' compensation case in Florida?

Most settlements take between a few months and two years to settle. The timeline can vary greatly depending on the:

  • Severity of the incident.
  • Complexity of the incident.
  • Number of affected parties.
  • Issues with reporting.
  • Employers’ level of cooperation.
  • As an injured party, the best thing you can do is to report the injury right away and be an active participant in getting the necessary documents filed..

5. Do independent contractors get workers' compensation in Orlando?

Independent contractors, under the law, are not eligible for workers’ compensation in Orlando. Some employers will classify workers as independent contractors in order to avoid paying out these benefits, so you want to make sure that your employment contract matches your level of involvement in the business. As a contractor, you can purchase workers’ comp benefits separate of your client.

6. Do you still get paid if you get hurt at work?

Under workers’ compensation in Orlando, you may receive a wage to cover your lost work hours while you recover. In many cases, this wage is a fraction of your usual compensation, as the insurance benefits will only cover finances up to a certain point. It’s also important to know that while employers can’t fire you for having a workplace injury, they are not required to hold your position while you recover.

7. What information should you give to a workers’ compensation doctor?

When speaking to the workers’ comp doctor, make sure you give them as many details as possible. You want to make sure that you recount the incident to the best of your ability. There is no need to exaggerate or inflate the extent of your injuries. Doctors are trained to detect whether the injury matches the description of the incident in order to determine fraud. Be honest and be thorough.

8. What information should you NOT give to a workers’ comp doctor?

Your workers’ comp doctor does not need to know any personal details outside of the workplace. Remember, you want the focus to be on your injury and whichever work-related circumstances led to the event. Sharing information that is unrelated to the injury can possibly give the doctor reason to believe the injury was not work-related. This includes sharing any other physical issues you have that the doctor does not ask about.

9. Does age affect the outcome of my workers' comp claim?

As far as the outcome goes, your age shouldn’t impact your claim. If you are drawing social security benefits in addition to workers’ compensation benefits, it is possible that your compensation will be smaller. Age mostly affects the likelihood of the injury itself and the chance that it will be reported. Younger workers are more like to sustain an injury due to inexperience and less likely to report it if it happens.

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