Florida Workers’ Compensation
In return for the time, effort, and energy that you devote to your employer, you should expect fair compensation and a safe place to work. Should you ever have the misfortune of suffering an injury while working, you should expect your employer and/or its insurance carrier to compensate you fairly. We fight to get on-the-job injury victims the financial compensation they deserve.Florida established its Workers’ Compensation system so that employees could automatically get medical care and compensation for their suffering. Unfortunately, employers and insurance companies have abused that system, frequently denying claims or offering injured workers far less than they deserve. Employers and their insurance companies are very good at reducing their “exposure” by denying benefits and paying you less than what your case is worth.
Payer & Associates is ready to fight for you. We care about our clients, and we have an exceptional record of success. If you’ve been injured on the job, please contact our Miami workers’ compensation lawyers and learn more about what we can do for you.
What Can You Recover in a Florida Workers’ Compensation Lawsuit?
In Florida, your Workers’ Compensation benefits may include:
- Medical expenses (doctor and hospital bills, rehabilitation costs, medications, etc.)
- Temporary disability benefits (compensation for lost wages while away from work)
- Permanent disability benefits (lost wages and relevant living expenses caused by your inability to return to work after an injury)
- Death benefits (paid to particular family members after an employee is killed in a job-related incident)
It’s important to note that the following generally are not available in Workers’ Compensation claims:
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Punitive damages
- Other forms of personal injury compensation that are not specifically provided for under the Workers’ Compensation rules
Going Outside the Florida Workers’ Compensation System (under certain circumstances)
In many cases, you are able to take additional action against third parties. In other words, beyond merely filing a claim against your employer’s insurance carrier, if other parties were negligent and contributed to your accident, you may be able to file suit against those third parties and recover additional compensation for you that would not be subject to the limitations of the workers’ compensation system.
Since these third-party lawsuits often fall outside of the Florida workers’ compensation system, you may be able to pursue the full range of damages that available in personal injury lawsuits, including damages for pain and suffering. Often, clients can recover more in these third-party lawsuits than through the workers’ compensation claim by itself.
Third-party defendants might include:
- Vehicle drivers
- State or local governments
- Property owners
- Contractors / sub-contractors
- Equipment manufacturers
- The medical personnel who treat your work-related injuries
- Any other party whose negligence contributes to your injuries
Payer & Associates can thoroughly investigate your injury and identify every available source of compensation in your case.
Schedule a Worker’s Compensation Claim Consultation Today
If you’ve been injured in the course of your job duties, our Miami workers’ compensation lawyers can help. Time limits apply, though, so you should contact our office and schedule a free consultation as soon as you can. We’re here to assist you!
As an injured worker, some of the benefits that may be available to you may include:
- Change of your current authorized treating doctor
- Indemnity benefits Impairment benefits
- Reimbursement for mileage for travel to medical appointments
- Possible monetary settlement of your workers’ compensation claim.
You should not expect that the insurance carrier handling your claim will necessarily advise you of all of the benefits available to you under the law. Sometimes they are only interested in saving money by providing you with fewer benefits. Some insurance carriers believe that the less they pay you in benefits, the more money they save for themselves.
Personalized Help From An Experienced Miami Personal Injury Lawyer
Payer & Associates is a boutique personal injury law firm serving Miami accident victims for over two decades. Our Miami personal injury & workers’ compensation lawyers focus exclusively on personal injury cases involving significant injuries, providing hands-on, comprehensive, strong yet compassionate legal representation to our clients. We respect you, and we don’t want to put anyone between you and your lawyer. Your personal injury is likely the most important concern in your life right now. We understand, and you can trust that your personal injury is our priority as well.
It’s clear how seriously we take our duty to fight for personal injury victims just by looking at how we treat each person we represent. When you put your injury claim in our hands, you get our full attention and steadfast support. You can reach out to our Miami personal injury lawyers by phone even after business hours and on weekends. As a client, you’ll have your lawyer’s cell phone number. If you can’t come to our Miami office, we will come to you, call you, or email you anytime—in the hospital, at work, home, or wherever is convenient for you.
Why hire Payer & Associates after being injured in an accident?
- We are available to you 24/7. We will provide you with our cell phone numbers, so you can reach us anytime.
- We exclusively represent accident-injury victims, never the “other side,” and we’re known as aggressive plaintiffs’ attorneys.
- You owe us nothing—no fees or costs—unless we win, and you don’t have to pay us any expenses until we recover compensation for you.
- We will come to you. Our Miami personal injury attorneys are available for home, office, or hospital consultations.
- You will work directly with an experienced personal injury attorney—not a junior associate or paralegal—who will keep you informed of your case every step of the way.
After a serious accident that has caused severe injuries or a wrongful death, you need a personal injury lawyer in your corner—one who can successfully put your interests front and center in resolving the matter with at-fault parties and insurance companies. You can bet your bottom dollar the insurance companies will have lawyers protecting their interests. Don’t let a big insurance company that can afford to cover the costs of your injury get away with making a lowball settlement or rejecting your valid personal injury claim. Our Miami accident lawyers know the system and will fight for you.
We Want to Help You Recover from Your Accident
At Payer & Associates, our Miami workers’ compensation personal injury lawyers never have our own agenda for your injury case. After all, a personal injury is personal, and you should be calling the shots—only you know what you need to feel justly compensated. Our only goal is to provide you with the best legal representation possible. We don’t tell you what to do. We listen to you to find out what you need to recover—physically and emotionally—and then we go after it.
Residing in a city as large and diverse as Miami, it takes no stretch of thought or reason to see how encouraging safe and lawful behavior will improve all our lives. By holding negligent and reckless individuals and businesses accountable for their actions, we can make Miami safer overall. If you have been injured in an accident as the result of another’s carelessness or wrongdoing, you’re not only helping yourself and your loved ones by taking the responsible parties to task, you’re helping everyone—every driver, worker, and consumer, every adult and child.
Contact Payer & Associates today, so we can help you through this difficult time and work to get you the compensation you need and deserve to recover from your injuries. Your claim review and consultation are absolutely free and come with no risk—you owe us nothing unless we win your case.