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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 Sunrise and throughout Florida and provides free consultations.

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

Directions from the Sawgrass Expressway
Take exit 1 for FL-838/Sunrise Blvd, Drive to Sawgrass Corporate Pkwy (0.6 mi), Continue onto FL-838 E/W Sunrise Blvd (0.2 mi), Use the 2nd from the right lane to turn right onto Sawgrass Corporate Pkwy (0.3 mi) and then Make a U-turn at Concord Terrace (you have arrived at your destination).

Directions from the Florida Turnpike
Take exit 54 for FL-84/I-595/US-441, Take exit 1 toward SW 136th Ave, Follow FL-84 W and NW 136th Ave/N Harrison Pkwy to Sawgrass Corporate Pkwy in Sunrise, Merge onto FL-84 W, Turn right onto NW 136th Ave/N Harrison Pkwy, Turn left onto NW 8th St and then Turn right onto Sawgrass Corporate Pkwy (you have arrived at your destination).

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

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

FAQs

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

The Sunrise office is located near the intersection of Florida State Roads 869 and 838. Only two miles north of the Ikea and two miles northwest of Flamingo Park, the office is easy to find in the bustle of Sunrise. The Big Cypress National Preserve is just west of the office, sitting off the Sawgrass Expressway.

We service many surrounding neighborhoods, including the following areas (and more):

  • Davie
  • Pine Island Ridge
  • Plantation
  • Inverrary
  • Lauderdale Lakes
  • Fair Gate
  • North Lauderdale
  • Westgate
  • West Glen

 
WorkInjuryRights.com takes pride in having multiple locations that allow us to take on clients throughout Florida. Make sure to check our contact page for a list of our locations to find the office closest to your area!

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

If your employer does not report your injury to the insurance company, you can work with the state’s Department of Labor to make it happen. OSHA requires that serious injuries (usually anything that requires hospitalization) be properly documented and reported.

The window for reporting a work-related injury varies from state-to-state, with some windows less than a week long. Once you’ve reported an injury (which should be immediately after it happens), follow up frequently to make sure it’s been submitted to the insurance company. If it hasn’t, call the Department of Labor in your state and they can help you figure out the correct forms to submit to insurance.

3. What is considered a work-related injury?

The scope of a workplace injury is determined separately in each state. In general, however, workplace injuries are ones that occur because of or during employment activities. The definition of these injuries is vague so that employers can cover a wide range of scenarios under workers’ compensation benefits. This makes them less exposed to injury lawsuits.

Common causes of workplace injuries include: inadequate training, contaminated environments, defective machinery/equipment, or movements like lifting, bending, and stretching. You can also sustain an injury as a result of employment activities outside of the workplace. These can include slips/falls on company or customer property, motor vehicle accidents while commuting for work purposes, and more.

4. Can I sue my employer after an injury for compensation?

In most cases, accepting access to workers’ compensation benefits means you will waive your right to sue your employer. This tradeoff between the two parties is referred to as the “compensation bargain.” It is designed to protect both parties when an accident occurs.

The primary goal of workers’ compensation is to avoid lawsuits and ensure that employees receive damages for on-the-job injuries.

Most employers provide mandatory coverage. They pay regular fees to an insurance company. This way, the insurance company will be able to cover your medical expenses even if your employer cannot.

5. Can I sue anyone else?

Each injury is unique. Workers’ compensation won’t necessarily prevent you from suing a responsible third party. For example, if you are working on company property and are injured due to a faulty piece of third-party equipment, you could file a lawsuit.

Another common lawsuit comes from injuries sustained in motor vehicle accidents. If you are driving for work purposes and a negligent third-party driver causes an accident, you would be able to sue. You can also collect workers’ compensation from your employer on the grounds that you were working at the time of the accident.

6. Can I receive Social Security benefits and workers’ compensation at the same time?

You can receive both Social Security benefits and workers’ compensation at the same time depending on the impact of your injury.

The circumstances that qualify you for each program vary. Workers’ compensation is supposed to be used for temporary situations. It’s designed to cover your wages and medical costs while you recover from an injury.

On the other hand, Social Security disability benefits are for people who are unable to secure a job because of lasting physical impairment. There is no such thing as “partial” or “temporary” disability when it comes to this program.

7. Can I receive unemployment and workers’ compensation at the same time?

You cannot receive both unemployment and workers’ compensation at the same time because they cover different situations.

Unemployment eligibility requires an individual to be able to physically perform the duties of a job. Workers’ compensation only covers the cost of medical expenses or lost productivity due to a workplace injury.

It may be possible to receive both if you can no longer perform the duties of your position after your injury occurs. This would force a resignation and open you up to receive unemployment benefits if you’re applying to lighter duty work.

Collecting both at once could impact your workers’ compensation benefits, as there is a cap on the percentage of your pre-injury income that you can receive.

8. Can I be fired for filing a workers’ compensation claim?

No, you cannot be fired for filing a workers’ compensation claim. Most states have at-will employment laws that mean both employees and employers can terminate employment agreements without cause.

If you are let go following a workplace injury, it’s important to examine all the events leading up to the termination. For example, did you have poor feedback in performance reviews that could have led to your firing? Did you have any previous written warnings or fail to deliver on a project? Did you break any company policies?

If you feel that you’ve been unlawfully terminated as the result of any injury, you can file a wrongful termination lawsuit with the help of a lawyer.

9. Does my employer have to hold my position while I recover?

Employers in the state of Florida are not required to hold your job for you. This is common in most states, in fact. It may be necessary for your employer to have your position filled while you are away.

In most cases, however, companies benefit more from holding positions for multiple reasons. First, retaining injured employees reduces training and onboarding costs for replacement employees. Second, it decreases the amount of money that injured employees receive from their workers’ compensation benefits. Finally, it eliminates the risk of dealing with possible wrongful termination lawsuits.

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