Although you cannot sue your employer for pain and suffering if you were injured on the job in Florida due to negligence, state law does entitle you to receive workers' compensation benefits regardless of who was at fault in causing the accident. Workers' compensation benefits are meant to cover medical costs, a percentage of your lost wages, temporary disability benefits, rehabilitation, and retraining. In the event that your injuries are serious enough to prevent you from resuming your old position or ever working again, workers' compensation provides permanent disability benefits. Family members of a worker who is killed on the job are entitled to receive death benefits.
Unfortunately, receiving all of the workers' compensation benefits that you or your family is entitled to is not always guaranteed. Please contact The Law Offices of Ricky D. Gordon, P.A. for your free consultation. Ft. Lauderdale, Florida workers' compensation Attorney Gordon has successfully represented many workers injured on the job in cities throughout Miami-Dade County, Broward County, Palm Beach County, and the rest of Florida. He can apprise you of your rights and make sure that your employers' insurer gives you the maximum benefits the law allows. Over the years, Attorney Gordon has successfully represented police officers, fire-fighters, paramedics, construction workers, transportation workers, office workers, factory workers, public employees and many others.
Your Workers' Compensation Claim
It is important to file your workers' compensation claim right away. In the event that your compensation is delayed, denied, or terminated prematurely, Florida workers' compensation Attorney Gordon can pursue the necessary steps to protect and enforce your right to receive all of your benefits.
If your injuries were serious enough that you still need to avail of these benefits after the initial two-year statute of limitations has passed, Attorney Gordon can explore your options for extending your compensation if you received authorized treatment annually or if you were not properly advised of your rights. Serious physical injuries, severe burns, severed body parts, and certain disabilities can sometimes take years to recover from or may require a lifetime of medical care. Attorney Gordon can advise you how to preserve your right to benefits virtually for the rest of your life.
Settlement of a workers' compensation claim is voluntary. Although you, your employer or insurance company can never be compelled to settle a workers' compensation case, in the event that your employer or their insurance company would like to terminate any obligation to pay you benefits in the future, Attorney Gordon can make sure that you are properly compensated under any settlement agreement.
Third-Party Claims and Lawsuits
If another party who is not your employer was responsible for causing your work-related injury, such as the driver of a motor vehicle accident that occurred while you were on the job, a machinery manufacturer of a defective product, or the designer of the building you were working in, you may be able to file a personal injury claim or lawsuit against the negligent party in addition to your workers' compensation claim. Ft. Lauderdale personal injury Attorney Gordon has represented thousands of injury clients throughout Florida and has secured multi-million dollar and other large settlements and verdicts for a number of them.
The Law Offices of Ricky D. Gordon, P.A. will always treat you the way we expect to be treated. Many of our workers' compensation and personal injury clients come to us from Ft. Lauderdale, Boca Raton, Margate, Coral Springs, Tamarac, Sunrise, Deerfield Beach, Pompano Beach, and Coconut Creek, Florida. For more information about workers' compensation representation, visit the About Your Case and About Our Firm sections of our web site.
Please contact the Law Offices of Ricky D. Gordon, P.A. any time for answers to your questions. Call us at (954) 753-0200 or, if you are calling from outside Broward County, call—toll-free—(800) 329-0201 to schedule your free consultation with Ft. Lauderdale, Florida workers' compensation Attorney Ricky Gordon. You can also contact us online.
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