Tampa Workers Comp Attorney
Leading workers comp attorney Paul Meissner explains the truth about Florida workers comp laws and guidelines
I’m Paul Meissner and I’m the senior managing partner of Carlson, Meissner, Hart and Hayslett. I’d like to take this opportunity to speak to you for just a moment about our worker’s compensation system in Florida. If you’re watching this because you’ve been injured on the job and in the worker’s compensation system, you already know the following:
The insurance companies are not your friend. You are treated as a number and you feel as though you are a number in the system and not being recognized as a person. At some point, you've been denied treatment that you think, and even your physician thinks, is necessary. That is not how the workers comp system was originally designed.
But years of Florida’s politicians caving in to and pandering the power and the greed of the insurance industry have gutted the system. Many lawyers are unable to represent claimants in the worker’s compensation system due to a system which limits the fees of claimants’ attorneys while doing nothing to limit the amount the insurance carriers may pay to their attorneys in defending or denying your claim.
There are penalties which are assessed against the claimant which are draconian and which can actually result in the dismissal of your claim. There are few, if any penalties, assessed against the insurance carriers who deals with less than good faith in your claim. I urge you, if you’re in the system and do not have a knowledgeable workers comp attorney, to talk to a lawyer who practices or specializes in the area of workers' compensation. Any lawyer, one whose face you see on TV, on the back of a moving bus, on a billboard, a bus bench or a yellow page ad. Talk to anybody and everybody you want to first. But talk to our Tampa Bay workers comp attorneys, at Carlson, Meissner, Hart and Hayslett, last before you make a decision as to which lawyer you’re going to hire to represent you in your claim.
Our workers comp attorneys are here to help you with your claim. Call 877-728-9653 or contact us online for a free consultation
Trust the Tampa workers comp attorneys at Carlson, Meissner, Hart & Hayslett, P.A. to fight for your right sin workers' compensation cases. We have 5 Tampa Bay area offices to serve you, including in Clearwater, Tampa, Bradenton, Spring Hill, and New Port Richey. We are available on weekends for your convenience.
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