Simply stated, the Florida Workers Compensation Act was created to be a “no fault” wage replacement system designed to pay the injured worker both medical benefits and lost wages during his or her period of incapacity from work. Unfortunately, the system rarely works the way it was designed. Insurance companies frequently deny claims for many different reasons. Attorneys at Matheson & Horowitz aggressively fight for the injured workers, seeing that they recover full compensation for workplace injuries, repetitive trauma and occupational diseases under Florida workers compensation law. The law is extremely complex. To assist you in answering the questions you may have, contact us today at 772-569-2667.
At first glance, a “no fault” system sounds like a fair deal to workers who are hurt and have been taken care of without having to go through a costly process of assigning blame. Unfortunately, disputes between the injured worker, his or her employer, and the workers compensation insurer often arise, which undoubtedly make an already difficult situation more troublesome. Further, the existing system is complicated and very hard to understand. It has evolved into what too often becomes a bureaucratic nightmare that commonly intimidates and hinders people with valid claims. And worst of all, insurance companies often fight an employee’s legitimate claim every step of the way. Matheson & Horowitz can assist you if you have been hurt on the job and ensure that you receive all benefits to which you are entitled to under the Florida Workers Compensation Act. If you were injured on the job, please call us today at 772-569-2667.
Often, the insurance company will try to quickly settle workers compensation claims. This is to get you out of the system as quickly as possible and reduce their costs. It is in the injured workers best interest to consult an attorney if your insurer tries to settle with you. An attorney can almost always get you more money in settlement. However, settlement may or may not be in your best interest. Settlement can forever waive your right to pursue other benefits that you may be entitled to such as unemployment and long or short term disability, or the right to sue for many other types of actions. Don’t waive these rights without talking to an attorney at Matheson & Horowitz.
Unfortunately, it is not always easy to obtain the benefits you should be receiving. There are several circumstances where it is particularly important that you contact an attorney for assistance. These are just some of the examples where an attorney should be consulted:
There are many issues that arise in workers compensation claims which require legal assistance. These are just a few:
These are just a few of the examples which show how complicated our workers compensation system can be. Do not try to handle your claim alone. Do not hire a lawyer without extensive experience in workers compensation claims. Would you go to foot doctor for spine surgery? Call the experienced lawyers at Matheson & Horowitz today at 772-569-2667 for a free consultation.
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