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Tampa 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 West 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 Tampa and throughout Florida and provides free consultations.

If you have been injured on the job please call our Tampa, 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

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

FAQ

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


Our Tampa 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 Tampa, including (but not limited to):
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  • Hyde Park
  • Channel District
  • West Riverfront
  • Downtown Tampa
  • Oscawana
  • Ybor City Historic District
  • South Nebraska
  • Ridgewood Park
  • Palmetto Beach
  • Davis Islands

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

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

OSHA regulations require employers to document and report workplace injuries. If you have reported your injury to your employer but they are not reporting it to insurance, you have a couple of options. First, you can contact the insurance company directly and speak to someone who may be able to help you. Second, you can contact the Florida Department of Labor to get help filing the documentation.

There is a reporting window that must be met in order to receive the proper compensation. Make sure to document any communications you have with your employer regarding your injury. They may come in handy in the case of legal action.

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

Workers’ compensation exemptions in Florida require the following criteria:

  • 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.
  • For business in the construction injury, there are additional requirements that can be found on the Department of Financial Service’s website.

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

The timeline for settling workers’ comp cases varies for many reasons. On average, a claim can be settled within a few months and two years. Here are some of the most common reasons why a claim may take longer to settle:

  • Severity of the incident
  • Complexity of the incident
  • Number of affected parties
  • Issues with reporting
  • Employers’ level of cooperation
  • Employees can help the process along by actively participating in the filing of important documents and by attending all mandatory doctors’ appointments.

5. Do independent contractors get workers' compensation benefits?

Because they are not direct employees, independent contractors don’t qualify for workers’ compensation in Tampa. Employers oftentimes classify their employees as independent contractors so they can avoid paying out these benefits. If you feel that you have been misclassified as a contractor, you can try to make this legal argument to receive benefits.

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

While recovering from an injury it is not likely that you will receive a regular paycheck, but the benefits themselves should cover lost work hours. This wage is usually a portion of your normal earnings, so it may not equal a standard paycheck amount. You should also know that your employer is not required to hold your job for you while you recover but they can’t fire you due to an injury.

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

You want to recount the incident to the best of your ability. This includes anything that seemed unsafe or out of the ordinary in your environment. Try to give them the most accurate description of what happened and how you reacted. The details help establish the actual cause of the injury.

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

Avoid sharing personal information with your workers’ comp doctor. For purposes of evaluation, they do not need to know any non-work-related issues, and this information can sometimes hurt your chances of having a claim approved. Don’t share irrelevant medical information (especially if they don’t ask for it). You want to keep the focus on your injury.

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

Age is not a factor that affects the outcome of a workers’ comp case. There are always exceptions to the rule, however. For instance, a worker who is drawing social security benefits may not receive the maximum compensation for their injury. Younger employees tend to report injuries less, even though they are more prone to have them. This is due to overall experience and knowledge of their right to benefits.

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