Securing Your Workers' Compensation Benefits

Most employers in Florida, with few exceptions, are required to carry workers’ compensation coverage for their employees. This coverage provides benefits to employees who have suffered on-the-job injuries and illnesses. But unfortunately, many injured workers find that obtaining the benefits they deserve is not as easy as they thought it would be. That’s where the Bradenton workers’ compensation lawyers at Carlson Meissner & Hayslett can help. Since 1971, our attorneys have been fighting to help the injured recover the workers’ compensation benefits they need for their work-related injuries. We know the devastation that a work-related injury can cause, which is why we will work tirelessly to ensure you are fully compensated under the state’s workers’ compensation laws. Learn more about how we can help—and your legal options—by scheduling a free consultation with our team today.

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What Workers’ Compensation Benefits Am I Entitled to For Work-Related Injuries?

If you have been injured at work, it’s important to understand what types of workers’ compensation benefits you should be awarded. The workers’ compensation system in Florida provides injured workers with several types of benefits, including:

Medical benefits

Workers’ compensation benefits should cover the cost of 100% of the medical expenses you incur while treating your injuries.

Wage replacement

If you are temporarily or permanently unable to work due to your injuries, you should be awarded benefits that will replace a portion of the wages you have lost.

Reemployment benefits

If you will never be able to return to your pre-injury job, you may be awarded reemployment benefits to help you find new employment.

The type and amount of benefits you are awarded will depend on the severity of your injuries, your prognosis, and your job duties. To find out what benefits you qualify for, it’s best to speak to our attorneys about your case.

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How Long Do I Have to File A Workers’ Compensation Claim in Bradenton?

After suffering a work-related injury, there are two deadlines that you must meet to protect your right to workers’ compensation benefits. First, the law states that you are required to report your injury or illness to your employer within 30 days. If you miss this deadline, you may lose the right to recover workers’ compensation benefits. In most cases, you will only have two years from the date you sustained your injury or illness to file a workers’ compensation claim. Missing this deadline could also affect your right to workers’ compensation benefits. To ensure you meet these deadlines, it’s best to hire an attorney as quickly as possible after suffering a work-related injury. Our workers' comp lawyers in Bradenton will handle every aspect of your claim, so you won’t have to worry about missing an important deadline.

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Why Did My Employer Deny My Workers’ Compensation Claim?

Many workers who are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits are surprised to find out that their claim has been denied by their employer’s insurance company. An insurance company may deny a claim for a number of reasons, including:

  • Disputes over the severity of the injuries.
  • Disputes over whether or not the injury is work-related.
  • Missed deadlines.
  • Failure to seek medical treatment or follow the doctor’s orders.

Don’t let a denial stop you from getting the workers’ compensation benefits you deserve—seek help from our attorneys at once.

How Can An Attorney Help Me Obtain Workers’ Compensation Benefits?

The attorneys at Carlson Meissner & Hayslett represent clients at every stage in the workers’ compensation claim process. If you have recently been injured, we will assist you with the process of filing a claim and negotiating with the insurance company to obtain the benefits you need. If your claim has already been denied, we can guide you through the process of filing an appeal. We aren’t afraid of going up against large employers or insurance companies in order to protect your rights and obtain the benefits you deserve. Let us aggressively pursue the workers’ compensation benefits you need to move forward.

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Book A Free Consultation With Our Workers’ Compensation Attorneys in Bradenton

Have you been injured at work? If so, seek legal representation from the Bradenton workers’ compensation attorneys at Carlson Meissner & Hayslett as soon as possible. You shouldn’t have to worry about fighting with your employer’s insurance company to obtain the benefits you are entitled to by law. Let us go head-to-head with the insurer while you focus solely on making a full recovery from your workplace injuries. To schedule a free consultation regarding your case, call 941-289-0504 or fill out the form on this website.

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