Protecting Your Workers' Compensation Rights

Company owners are responsible for maintaining a safe and healthy environment for workers. When a worker is injured on the job, the employer or employer’s insurance company is responsible for providing workers’ compensation benefits to cover the injured employee’s lost income. But sometimes, employers will try to divert that responsibility, or put the blame back on the worker in order to avoid making payments. Don’t let your employer deny you the benefits you deserve. Turn to the trusted New Port Richey workers’ compensation attorneys at Carlson Meissner & Hayslett for help as soon as possible. Our attorneys will represent your best interests and aggressively pursue workers’ compensation benefits on your behalf.

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What Injuries Are Covered By the Workers’ Compensation System in New Port Richey?

The workers’ compensation system provides benefits to individuals who suffer work-related injuries. The term “work-related injuries” can refer to any injury or illness arising out of and in the course of employment. This can include injuries that are sustained in workplace accidents such as slip and fall, injuries that gradually develop over time due to repetitive use, and illnesses caused by hazards in the work environment. If you sustain one of these injuries or illnesses, you may qualify for workers’ compensation benefits in Florida.

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Why Are Workers’ Compensation Claims Denied?

A company may deny a workers’ compensation claim for a number of different reasons. Some of the most common justifications for denying a claim include:

The employee is at fault

Employers sometimes claim that the injured worker was behaving outside of regulations, or that their actions somehow caused the accident. Even if that is the case, employers can still be held responsible for maintaining a work environment where such an accident is possible.

The employee is not eligible for benefits

If a worker is part-time or a recent hire, an employer may claim that they are not eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. In almost all cases, however, these employees are covered.

The employee’s injury or illness is not work-related

If an accident or injury occurs off-site, develops outside of regular work hours, or after a worker has left the company, an employer may claim that they are not responsible. However, if the worker’s job was the cause of the injury or illness, even indirectly, the employer can still be held accountable.

The employee was injured by faulty equipment

An employer may also claim that the victim’s injuries were caused by faulty equipment, so the manufacturer of the equipment should be held liable. In these cases, the employer can still be forced to pay workers’ compensation.

Don’t give up hope simply because your workers’ compensation claim was denied. This is not the end of the road. Contact our workers’ compensation lawyers in New Port Richey right away so we can continue fighting for the benefits you are entitled to by law.

How Can Our Lawyers Help You Fight A Workers’ Compensation Denial?

If your workers’ compensation claim has been denied, it’s in your best interest to let our attorneys fight for benefits on your behalf. Our law office employs its own investigator who works with our workers’ compensation attorneys to investigate claims and gather the evidence that we need to win your case.

Be sure to keep all pertinent records, including any medical paperwork and forms from when you first filed for workers’ compensation. We can use these documents to argue that your illness or injury is related to your work. That will help to prove the employer’s responsibility and secure your right to payment to cover lost income and any other damages you are owed.

We have been helping injured workers obtain workers’ compensation benefits since 1971. Because of our extensive experience, we know how to overcome any obstacle that may arise in your workers’ compensation claim. Fighting for the injured is not just a slogan, it is our commitment.

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Book A No-Cost Consultation With Our Workers’ Compensation Attorneys in New Port Richey Today

Do not hesitate to seek legal representation from our workers’ compensation lawyers in New Port Richey. For decades, our team of lawyers has helped injured workers secure the benefits they deserve. We have the legal resources, experience, and skills to resolve disputes with insurance companies and maximize your workers’ compensation benefits.

Focus on recovering from your work-related injuries—let our workers’ compensation attorneys in New Port Richey handle the rest. To schedule a free consultation regarding your case, call our law firm at 727-223-1224 or fill out the form on this website.

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