You Need An Experienced Advocate In Florida Workers’ Compensation Cases
Were you hurt on the job? You may not know what to do next and you likely don’t know what your rights are. This is because the workers’ compensation system can be confusing and your employer may not be helpful in this situation. Fortunately, you can get help and protect your rights by speaking with a lawyer.
I am attorney Jared K. Newman, Esq., and I have more than 10 years of experience helping injured workers. I understand that you have many questions and may be very worried about how you will pay the bills. You can rely on me to answer your questions and provide knowledgeable guidance through the Florida workers’ compensation system. Learn more in a free consultation with me. I represent workers from the Fort Lauderdale and Miami areas.
You Are Entitled To Workers’ Compensation Benefits
Under Florida law, employers with four or more employees must provide workers’ compensation benefits. These benefits include:
- Wage replacement benefits, which are typically two-thirds of your average weekly wage
- Reimbursement for all of your medical expenses, including travel to and from medical appointments
- Additional compensation for permanent injuries or disability
- Vocational training if you cannot do your previous job
- Death benefits for surviving family members
Each case is unique, however, and your benefits will depend on the circumstances of your case. I will explain what you can expect to receive.
Can You Sue For Additional Damages?
Some work accidents happen due to the negligence of a third party, not your employer. Examples of third parties include other drivers in work-related vehicle accidents, vendors, suppliers and contractors. Manufacturers of defective materials, tools and machinery may also be negligent third parties.
In these cases, you may be able to file a personal injury suit against the third party. This can be a crucial means of additional financial support in work accident cases. Even if you receive workers’ compensation benefits, they may not be enough, especially in severe injury cases. Additionally, you can sue for pain and suffering in third-party cases; workers’ compensation does not cover pain and suffering. I will review your case to determine whether you have a third-party claim and explain your options to you.
Don’t Give Up On Your Case
Even if your workers’ compensation claim was denied, you may still be able to get the benefits you need. I have the experience to appeal denied claims and move a case forward. You can be certain that I will work directly with you for the duration of your case; you will not be passed off to an associate or paralegal.
Let’s talk about your work injury at my office or by phone or videoconference. From offices in Hallandale and Hollywood, I serve injured workers in South Florida. Set up a free consultation by calling 954-866-1790 or sending me an email.