Accidents at work can happen at any time. Whether you work behind a desk or behind a construction crane, sustaining injuries at work can sideline your life and livelihood. If you have been injured on the job in Duval County, FL, you can seek the compensation you deserve by working with the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine. Call us today at 1-800-747-3733 for a free review of your case.
All Types of Duval County, FL Workers’ Compensation Cases Covered
The team of lawyers at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine understands for many a job is a source of pride, accomplishment, and financial stability. Workplace injuries threaten all of those aspects and can occur anywhere. Some of the most common work-related injuries with which our legal team has worked include:
- Broken bones, muscular/tendon damage, and burns;
- Illnesses resulting from exposures to toxins;
- Injuries resulting from repetitive motions or actions, such as tendonitis or hearing loss; and
- Severe incidents, like traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) or damage to the spinal cord.
The legal team at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine is ready to speak with you about your claim and will work from the very outset to both preserve your rights and fight for the best possible benefits settlement so that you can get better while we take care of the rest.
Workers’ Compensation Benefits
Based on the nature and severity of your injuries, your workers’ compensation lawyer in Duval County, FL from the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can fight for benefits including:
- Medical care, including prescription drugs, testing, and hospitalization;
- Rehabilitative care, such as physical therapy;
- Temporary disability benefits, including total and partial disability coverage; and
- Impairment benefits.
Depending on the severity of your claim, we can also fight for permanent total disability benefits, death benefits or, if the sustained injury was not covered under workers’ compensation laws, file a lawsuit.
Navigating No-Fault Workers’ Compensation
The state of Florida mandates most employers must provide workers’ compensation insurance for their employees so that they can be covered if and when an injury occurs. This compensation is typically provided on a no-fault basis, meaning that when you are injured you only need to provide evidence that you were on the job when your injuries occurred. This means that even if you were partially liable for the injuries you sustained you can still file for workers’ compensation benefits.
These benefits will not kick in automatically, however, so it is imperative that you document your accident as promptly as possible after it occurs. Florida allows you 30 days to report your accident to your employer, and to do so you should establish:
- Cause and location of accident;
- Time and date of accident; and
- Names of any witnesses.
Following your report your employer should request an independent medical examination to assess the nature and severity of your injuries. The outcome of this exam is often used as the basis for workers’ compensation benefits, but some insurance providers use these results to reduce or deny specific claims.
This is why it is best to reach out to the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine as soon as possible, as we can use our years of legal expertise to help you navigate the complexities of the workers’ compensation process and receive the benefits you deserve.
Workers’ Compensation Appeals
The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can also help if you have already applied but have been denied some or all of your workers’ compensation benefits. Many times, insurance companies will deny claims if they feel they have evidence to prove, for example, that:
- An injury did not occur on the job site;
- An injury was due to a pre-existing condition; or
- The injured party is fraudulently filing for benefits.
Remember that the insurance company is working in their best interest; your workers’ compensation attorney in Duval County, FL from the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine is working for you. If you feel your claims have been wrongfully denied or limited, contact us so we can help you will the appeals process. We can assist in drafting the appeal and can also represent you during the appeals hearing process to fight for your compensation.
When preparing for such hearings, our legal team assembles a comprehensive array of evidence that reinforces why you are entitled to the benefits you requested. Materials we often incorporate include:
- Details of the accident, including witness statements;
- Medical records that document the injury and your recuperation; and
- Expert opinions from medical professionals as to the injured party’s ongoing abilities to continue to work.
Call a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Committed to You
At the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine, we go the extra mile to handle every aspect of your workers’ compensation claim with your best interests in mind. This means that we offer all of our clients the following:
We know that it can take time to build the best case to fight for your compensation, but we also realize that time is of the essence, so our team works as efficiently as possible to resolve your workers’ compensation claim.
We also guarantee that throughout the process we will keep you in the loop with updates and will always be available to answer any questions you might have.
Expert Preservation of Your Legal Rights
We serve as your legal advocate to liaise between the lawyers, insurance companies, witnesses, and other parties while always keeping your best interests in mind. This means that you can focus on your own recovery with the confidence that your workers’ compensation lawyer in Duval County, FL from the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine is fighting for you.
Call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine Today
If you have been injured on the job in Duval County, FL, you need to act quickly because, in addition to the law’s mandate that you report any injuries to your employer within 30 days, you have only two years to file your claim. Reach out to the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine at today 1-800-747-3733 to schedule your appointment.