Miami Workers’ Compensation Attorneys
Helping Florida Workers Get the Compensation They Deserve
Recovering from an on-the-job accident can be difficult emotionally and financially. Workers’ compensation is designed to provide money and benefits to those whose lives have been impacted by workplace injuries. Sadly, many workers will encounter obstacles in their pursuit of compensation, even when they have sustained qualifying injuries.
The Miami workers’ compensation attorneys at Remer, Georges-Pierre & Hoogerwoerd, PLLC are here to help you receive the compensation that you need. We understand that obtaining a workers’ compensation settlement is crucial for your recovery. That is why we are committed to relentlessly fighting to ensure that you get what you deserve.
To learn more about your legal rights to workers’ compensation insurance, call (305) 416-5000 today or contact us online. We have offices conveniently located across South Florida and serve clients statewide. We will come to you!
Workers’ Compensation Laws in Florida
Under Florida law, all businesses that have four or more employees are required to provide workers’ compensation insurance. Companies are exempt from this requirement if their employees are sole proprietors or partners. As an employee, if you were injured on the job, it is likely that you will incur costs that need to be covered by workers’ compensation insurance.
Typical costs to be covered by workers’ comp include:
- Lost wages
- Ambulance transportation
- Hospital bills
- Ongoing medical expenses
- Disability payments
After an injury in the workplace, you have the right to file a claim against your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance policy. Unfortunately, dealing with insurance companies can be a hassle. They rarely grant you the settlement you are negotiating for, which is why it helps to have experienced Miami workers' compensation attorneys on your side.
How Should I Go About Obtaining Workers’ Compensation?
Every business is required to make sure their employees have the resources they need to recover following an injury. If you were hurt on the job, you need to go get all the necessary treatment first, then submit your claim and speak with a Miami workers' compensation attorneys. These cases are complicated, so make sure you consult with a knowledgeable professional first.
The three most important things to `o following a work accident are:
- Seek medical treatment (even if you don’t think you need it!),
- Inform your employer in writing of the incident in detail (they provide you with the next steps), and
- Consult with a local attorney about your case.
Can I Appeal a Denied Claim?
Yes! If your initial workers’ comp claim is denied, you should receive a notice in the mail explaining why it was rejected and how you can appeal the decision. Many applicants are denied the first time around, so don’t panic! An attorney can help you appeal your case, so feel free to reach out to discuss your options.
Let Remer, Georges-Pierre & Hoogerwoerd, PLLC Fight for You
Our law firm can negotiate for your maximum compensation. If the insurance company refuses to agree on a fair settlement, we can take the issue to court. When you put your legal matter in the hands of our Miami workers’ compensation attorneys, you can have peace of mind that your case is in good hands. You won’t pay legal fees unless you are paid.