If you are unable to work due to a workplace injury or the development of an occupational illness, you will likely be in need of medical and financial assistance. That assistance is available for most workers in Florida under state workers’ compensation law. Understanding your rights and options under the law is critical if you wish to get all of the benefits you deserve.
At Steinger, Iscoe & Greene, we have been helping injured workers collect the compensation they are due in the face of medical treatment and loss of wages since 1997. We know how the system works and how to combat efforts on the part of employers or insurance companies to reduce or deny benefits. Our extensive experience and resources along with our unwavering commitment to our clients will help to put you and your claim in the strongest position.
An almost limitless list of injuries can occur to workers while on the job, depending on the nature and conditions of their work. Injuries can range from:
These injuries can follow from falls, falling debris, vehicular and other accidents, from repeated lifting, pulling, pushing, and other physical stress-related activities. Dangerous toxic fumes, gases, and other chemical exposure are another source of work-related health problems. All of these can prevent gainful employment and threaten your future and the security of your dependents. Our Okeechobee workers’ compensation lawyers understand what is at stake. That is why we work long and hard to help you get every dollar you are owed.
Fault is not an issue in whether or not you are eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. Once you are injured or are diagnosed with an occupational disease, you will need to report it to your employer and begin the claims process. Documenting and submitting a claim can be a complicated procedure. You do not have to go it alone, especially if your employer or the insurance company fails to fully support your claim. Your medical treatment and temporary or permanent disability check are crucial to your survival, and our firm will do everything possible to ensure that you are not left without resources. In cases where an individual has died in work-related circumstances, death benefits may be available for surviving family members. Steinger, Iscoe & Greene is fully adept at handling all of these situations through persistent and skilled legal representation.
If you have questions about the law, your legal rights, the claims process, how and when you will be paid, your options in any claims denial or reduction of benefits, do not hesitate to contact our firm. We are here 24 hours a day to address these matters and to take up your cause with prompt and professional legal assistance. Contact us to speak with an experienced attorney in a free consultation about your case.