Sarasota, Florida (FL) Workers’ Compensation
All workers run the risk of being injured at work, regardless of their occupation. Workers’ compensation laws were put in place to protect those that have been injured and provide financial relief during their recovery. Workers’ compensation claims should be processed and approved promptly, but some insurance companies and employers have been known to complicate the approval process for their own financial gain.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a workplace accident, and your insurance company or employer has denied your claim, contact our Sarasota office today. We understand the price for pain is infinite, which is why we’ll fight for your full and fair compensation.
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What Can a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Do?
An injury that occurs during or due to employment and inhibits an employee from performing their daily responsibilities is grounds for a workers’ compensation claim. An experienced workers’ compensation lawyer will help you navigate the legal process of a denied claim, and fight for your full compensation.
If you have experienced any of the following, you could be eligible for workers’ compensation:
- Occupational diseases or impairments (mesothelioma, radiation sickness, hearing loss)
- Head injuries (concussions, serious brain injuries)
- Other acute physical injuries (herniated discs, broken bones, torn ligaments)
Who Can File a Workers’ Compensation Claim
Florida law states that an individual who has been injured on the job is entitled to recover damages related to:
- Medical costs (including prescriptions and equipment)
- Lost wages/income replacement benefits
- Funeral costs (in the event of a wrongful death)
Your injury could be eligible for compensation, but your employer or insurance provider could be complicating the process. Our workers’ compensation attorneys aren’t afraid of the bullies, and are prepared to take your case to trial to secure compensation.
How Do You Appeal a Workers’ Compensation Claim Denial?
While most claims will be processed without issue, some insurance companies will diminish or outright deny the victim’s injury to avoid paying coverage. This strategy is not only unethical and illegal, but far too common. A denied claim doesn’t mean you aren’t eligible for compensation, despite what the insurance companies want you to think.
If your claim has been denied, you still have the option to appeal. However, you only have 30 days from the date the denial was mailed, so it’s important to act quickly. Navigating this process can be difficult, so it’s important to have skilled representation on your side.
Can I Afford a Lawyer?
At Morgan & Morgan, we believe that everyone should be able to afford comprehensive representation. That’s why our team operates on contingency, meaning we don’t get paid until you do. Our fee comes out of the favorable settlement or jury award, so you never have to pay out of pocket for our assistance.
Contact Morgan & Morgan
If you or a loved one has had their workers’ compensation claim unreasonably denied, contact our Sarasota office today. With a team of over 550 lawyers and extensive resources, we can assure your case will get the attention it deserves.
Complete a free case evaluation to get started.