Have you been injured on the job and filed a workers’ compensation claim? Do you feel your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance carrier has wrongfully denied your claim? You’re not alone. Many hardworking employees in Kendall get injured on the job and have their workers’ compensation claims wrongfully denied. If you’re in this situation, a Kendall workers’ compensation lawyer from our team can help you fight for the compensation you deserve.
The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine is a Florida law firm that fights for workers’ rights after they’ve been injured on the job. It’s bad enough that you’ve been hurt. Having a workers’ compensation claim denied can have a severe economic impact on your finances and family. A personal injury attorney from our firm will defend your right to fair compensation for your injuries.
How Does The Workers’ Compensation Process Work?
According to the Florida Department of Financial Services, construction companies with one or more employees and most other businesses with four or more employees must carry workers’ compensation insurance. This requirement ensures that employees who are hurt on the job get paid for their injuries and lost wages, regardless of whether their employee has sufficient funds to cover the costs.
However, problems can arise for injured employees. Insurance companies run workers’ compensation programs. These workers’ compensation insurance carriers operate just like any other insurance company. The less it pays out in claims, the better off the insurance company’s bottom line is.
For this reason, some workers’ compensation insurance carriers will find any excuse to deny or undervalue claims. As an injured worker, that puts you between a rock and a hard place. Regardless of how hard you worked or how valuable you were to your employer, they can’t influence the process. It’s just you against the insurance company. We don’t think that’s a fair fight. A lawyer from our firm can help level the playing field.
For a free legal consultation with a workers’ compensation lawyer serving Kendall, 800-747-3733
What Can A Kendall Workers’ Compensation Attorney Do For Me?
Fighting an insurance company by yourself is never easy. First, you’re hurt, and you can’t work. Second, workers’ insurance compensation companies spend every day figuring out new ways to deny claims or pay out the minimum amount possible. That’s where we can help.
The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine has Kendall workers’ compensation attorneys with experience fighting and winning for our clients. Examples of what our team can do for you if we take your case include:
- Contest a workers’ compensation carrier’s decision to deny your claim or end benefits prematurely
- Gather evidence in your case
- Make sure you meet all deadlines in filing appeals to your claim denial
- Help fight a denial of your claim for partial or full disability benefits
- Represent your case in court
- Negotiate a settlement on your behalf
In other words, we can take care of all the stressful details that deplete your energy and keep you from focusing on your recovery. When a Kendall workers’ compensation lawyer from our firm is on your case, you’ll have the peace of mind of knowing that a professional is representing your interest to the best of their ability. We want you to get better while we fight for your money.
Why Else Might Your Claim Be Denied?
There are several other reasons your employer’s workers’ compensation carrier might give for denying your claim, such as:
- You were not hurt on the job
- You did not report the injury to your employer
- You were under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the time of your injury
- You intentionally injured yourself
- You were engaged in unsafe behavior that caused your injury
You don’t have to accept the denial of your claim. The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can contest any of the above-listed reasons for denying your claim.
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How Can You Fight A Wrongfully Denied Workers’ Compensation Claim?
Under workers’ compensation law, employees must seek medical treatment from the healthcare provider designated by their employer’s workers’ compensation insurance carrier.
This is where a conflict of interest may arise. A doctor’s first responsibility should be to their patient. But how can a healthcare provider chosen by an insurance company with a financial incentive to deny or minimize your claim really be on your side?
If they approve too many claims, the insurance carrier may choose another care provider. That’s why they may downplay your injuries and say they are not severe enough to keep you out of work. However, your workers’ compensation healthcare provider’s opinion is not the final verdict.
We Can Help You Seek a Second Opinion
Although you must seek medical attention from that healthcare provider, nothing prevents you from getting a second opinion. Your Kendall workers’ comp lawyer can arrange for you to be seen by a different doctor who does not have the inherent conflict of interest that comes with working for an insurance company.
If we get a second opinion that your injuries are severe enough to keep you from working, it can strengthen your case tremendously.
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How Much Is A Workers’ Compensation Case Worth?
The potential value of your workers’ compensation case depends on several factors. A partial list of those factors includes:
- Your wages at the time of your injury
- How long your doctor expects your injuries to keep you out of work
- Your long-term earning potential
- Whether you have suffered a temporary or permanent disability
Get Your Free Consultation Today
If you would like an estimate of the value of your case, we invite you to contact us for a free case consultation. It won’t cost you a penny to give us a call and talk to us about your case. We’ve been fighting for workers’ rights for years, and when we speak with you, we can tell you more about how we’ll fight your case.
Do not delay, as Florida Statutes § 440.19 places a time limit on workers’ compensation claims in Florida. The sooner you call, the sooner we can start working for you.
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