Workers’ Compensation Attorneys Who Fight For Your Rights If You’re Injured On-the-job
Page & Eichenblatt is an award-winning, top Orlando law firm. If you are injured on the job in central Florida, speak at once to an experienced Orlando workers’ compensation lawyer at Page & Eichenblatt. With more than twenty-five years of experience representing those who are injured on-the-job, Page & Eichenblatt has earned prestigious legal awards and superlative law firm reviews. An experienced Orlando workers’ compensation attorney at Page & Eichenblatt will provide you with honest, reliable legal advice and aggressive advocacy on your behalf while fighting for the best resolution of your workers’ compensation claim.
The injured victims of on-the-job accidents are entitled by law to workers’ compensation benefits. Page & Eichenblatt will fight hard for your workers’ comp payments. We’re the attorneys that injured workers in central Florida have relied on for a quarter of a century.
Injured at Work? Let Page & Eichenblatt Help
What can happen if you’re injured at work in Florida? Who is eligible to receive workers’ compensation benefits? Precisely what benefits does workers’ compensation provide? And is workers’ comp your only option for benefits if you sustain a work-related injury?
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that more than 5,000 working people were killed on the job in the United States in 2017. Tens of thousands suffered severe work-related injuries. An on-the-job injury can disrupt your family, your career, your finances, your health, and your future.
The most dangerous work is construction. About one in five job-related fatalities are construction fatalities, but even office workers can suffer from burn injuries, back injuries, and trip- or slip-and-fall injuries. Anyone who works can be injured suddenly and abruptly at the workplace.
What Workers’ Compensation Benefits Are Available in Florida?
Workers’ compensation benefits in Florida partially reimburse injured workers for their losses, but it’s compensation that is limited. Hinging on the extent and nature of a workplace injury, worker’s comp may provide an injured worker in Florida with:
- Temporary partial disability benefits
- Temporary total disability benefits
- Permanent total disability benefits
Workers’ compensation in Florida also pays benefits for mileage, for vocational rehabilitation, or for death and funeral expenses if an on-the-job injury results in death. If you are injured at work and need workers’ comp benefits, contact an attorney immediately at Page & Eichenblatt.
How Do Temporary Total Disability Benefits Work?
Temporary total disability benefits are paid to injured workers who can’t work temporarily due to their injuries. These benefits are paid for up to 104 weeks or until the worker recovers to the “maximum medical improvement” point and the condition will not improve further.
Temporary total disability payments are usually two-thirds of a worker’s average wage, but payments are capped at a maximum figure set by Florida law – $939 a week as of 2019. Victims of catastrophic injuries may receive eighty percent of their average wage for the first 26 weeks.
How Do Permanent Total Disability Benefits Work?
Workers in Florida who suffer total and permanent disability because of a workplace injury may qualify for weekly workers’ compensation benefits for life. A severe traumatic brain injury or the amputation of a limb automatically qualify a worker for permanent total disability payments.
Permanent total disability payments amount to two-thirds of a worker’s average wage, with the same statutory cap that applies to temporary total disability payments.
If You Are Injured at Work, What Steps Should You Take?
If you’re injured on the job, report the injury immediately. If you need workers’ compensation benefits, any failure to report an injury immediately may lead to your claim being challenged by your employer or by your employer’s insurance company.
Undergo a medical examination as quickly as you can – within twenty-four hours. Again, the failure to have an immediate medical exam may lead to your workers’ comp claim being disputed.
Why Is It Imperative to Consult an Attorney Immediately?
Consulting as early as possible after your injury with an experienced Orlando workers’ compensation lawyer at Page & Eichenblatt is the smart way to be certain from the beginning that your workers’ compensation claim is free of mistakes or problems.
If you do not consult a workers’ comp attorney immediately, and there’s a problem or a dispute regarding your claim, your payments will be delayed needlessly, and your lawyer will have to catch up on your case quickly.
Workers’ compensation can be exceedingly confusing and complicated, so if you sustain a serious on-the-job injury, you’ll want an attorney who routinely represents injured workers – an attorney at Page & Eichenblatt – to handle your claim from the start.
Here’s How the Attorneys at Page & Eichenblatt Will Help
An experienced Florida workers’ comp attorney will examine your claim and any other related documents; will see to it that you obtain appropriate medical care and treatment; and will handle your appeal if you are rejected for workers’ compensation payments.
You can’t go it alone after an on-the-job injury. For a quarter of a century, the personal injury attorneys at Page & Eichenblatt have fought hard – and have prevailed – for injured workers throughout central Florida. We will make sure that you are treated fairly by employers and by insurance companies.
What Types of Claims Do We Handle at Page & Eichenblatt?
The workers’ compensation lawyers at Page & Eichenblatt deal with workers’ compensation claims that arise from:
- Accidents at construction sites
- Neglected safety standards
- Defective equipment or faulty machinery
- Job-related traffic collisions
- Any job-related injury caused by another party’s negligence
An experienced workers’ comp attorney at Page & Eichenblatt knows how work-related injuries can pose a risk to your finances, your career prospects, and even your family’s future. We offer the sound legal advice and aggressive representation that injured workers and their families need.
You may have options beyond workers’ compensation benefits after a job-related injury. Our attorneys will investigate every detail of your accident and injury to determine if any party other than your employer can be held liable for your injuries and targeted with a personal injury claim.
If You’ve Been Injured at Work, Contact Us Now
If you’ve been injured on the job in the greater Orlando area, call Page & Eichenblatt now at (407) 386-1900, or complete the contact form that you’ll find here on our website.
Our offices in Orlando are located at 214 South Lucerne Circle East. If you are injured at your place of work in central Florida, we will fight for your rights and on your behalf. Nothing is more important than your health and your future, and a good lawyer’s help is your right.