Joe Osborne & Greg Francis, Personal Injury Lawyers & Founders of Osborne & Francis

Workers Compensation Attorney

Florida Workers’ Compensation Attorney

If you are an employee and were injured in the course and scope of your employment then you may be entitled to medical benefits and lost wages from your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance policy. Florida has a no-fault workers’ compensation system, which means that an employee who is injured in the course and scope of their employment does not have to prove that their injury was caused by the employers’ negligence and still receive medical benefits and lost wages.

The most common times that an injured worker needs an attorney is:

When an Employer denies that you had an injury in the course and scope of your employment.When an Employer denies that you are entitled to medical benefits. Here are some examples:

  • *Payment of your emergency room bills.
  • * Authorization of a specialist to evaluate and treat your medical condition.
  • * Authorization of diagnostic tests like, MRI’s or CT Scans.
  • * Authorization of surgery.
  • * Authorization of medications.
  • * Authorization of physical therapy.
  • * Authorization of durable medical equipment like, canes, walkers, etc.
  • * Authorization of transportation of translation services for your medical appointments.
  • When an Employer denies your entitlement to lost wages when your inability to return to work is due to the accident  that occurred in the course and scope of your employment.
  • When an Employer is compensating you for lost wages, but is not accurately paying your lost wages or continues to pay your benefits late.
  • When a work accident results in your inability to ever return to gainful employment.
  • When you simply need to have someone guide you and counsel you through the process.
  • When the insurance company wants to settle your claim for a lump sum of money in exchange for you giving up your rights and entitlements under the law.

Video Transcript

So you've been in a car accident. What happens next? There are many things that you should do but here are the three most important:

Number One: See a doctor immediately. 

A broken bone is easy to see, but some injuries are not. The most common injuries from car accidents happen in the neck, back, or head. The only way to diagnose and treat them is by seeing a doctor. A doctor can help ease the pain, provide medication, reassure you of how your injury may impact your daily life, and tell you what not to do to make it worse.

A visit to the doctor can also give you legally protected time off to recover and rest your body after an accident, and it documents and provides the evidence you may need for your case. Even a five-mile-per-hour car accident can cause a serious injury. So whether you've had a severe accident or a minor collision, see a doctor. And if you don't have medical insurance, let us know and we'll make sure that you receive the proper care. 

Number Two: Write everything down.

Even if it seems small, during times of stress or injury it is common to forget the little details. Make sure you keep note of the pain that you're in. With neck, back, and head injuries, sometimes simple activities such as walking up the stairs or picking up a toddler may cause severe pain. 

You may not be sleeping well at night. Documenting how much you sleep and how often you wake up due to pain is also very important. And lastly, if you have any cuts or bruises, take daily photos as you heal. This will provide visual evidence of the injuries that you've suffered. 

Number Three: Do not speak to an insurance company until you've spoken to a lawyer.

Please understand that the insurance adjuster works for a billion-dollar corporation and not for you. Their interests are solely for their insurance company, and their goal is to provide you with the least amount of financial settlement as quickly as possible. When you do speak with them, remember they will record the conversation. Why do they do this? Because they've been trained to ask questions that may confuse you. So talk to us before you talk to them. 

So remember: See a doctor, document everything, and call us before calling the insurance company for your free private consultation. We are here for you. Real tough lawyers fighting real tough issues.

Workers’ Compensation insurance companies are well versed in the law and will attempt to deny claims or make things difficult for injured workers in order to save their company money. Having a knowledgeable and aggressive Workers’ Compensation attorney on your side from the beginning will help you to maximize the medical and wage benefits that you receive under the law.

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If you or a loved one has been injured at work, contact our office for a free consultation so that you can understand your rights and entitlements under Florida’s Workers’ Compensation law. We are available 24/7 to answer your call.

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