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Workers Compensation

Access your rights and benefits when you have been injured on the job.

Personal Attention

Proven Results


Job injuries can threaten your family’s security. The stress and uncertainty can affect every aspect of your life. Though your employer or workers’ compensation insurance carrier is responsible to provide appropriate medical care and compensation for lost wages, many resist paying claims. In addition, recent changes to Florida Workers’ Compensation laws have put a great burden on injured workers. We make sure you have access to the rights and benefits you need.

When we meet with a client for the first time, it’s not uncommon for us to hand them a business card with our personal cell phone number on it. It can be shocking for a client to have that kind of access to us, but that’s the type of relationship they need. Accessibility is the best way to give them personal attention and straightforward solutions.

-Kevin Hayslett, Esq.

We’ve Got You Covered


Our workers’ compensation attorneys are dedicated to fighting for you. Our office employs its own dedicated and experienced investigator who, in conjunction with our experienced workers’ comp attorneys, coordinates and provides prompt, economical, and thorough investigative services.

  • Workplace Injuries and Compensation
  • Should You File a Claim?
  • Denials
  • On the Job Injury
  • Industrial Accidents
  • Serious Vehicle Accidents
  • Construction Site Injuries
  • Repetitive stress injuries
  • Back pain
  • Worker’s Comp FAQ

We welcome inquiries from referring attorneys as well as from potential clients. Please contact us for your free Workers Compensation Consultation.

Our Workers’ Compensation Attorneys represent claimants on a contingency basis.
 That means that you will not owe us attorneys’ fees until and unless your claim is approved.

Client Testimonials

I was arrested at a bar and charged with drunk and disorderly and resisting arrest. A lot of my friends were there and we were all in shock at what had happened. The following day I had a consultation with Mr. Rivera and hired him for my case. He got started on the case the very next day stayed in contact about the case. Within a week he acquired the video surveillance from the establishment. Shortly after that I received a phone call from him letting me know that all of my charges were dropped. I would strongly recommend Mr. Rivera to anyone in a similar situation or worse. I am very grateful for your hard work on my case. I couldn't have had a better outcome.


My case was over last week and I’m still feeling the relief. It’s hard to imagine the emotional toll it takes on you both physically and mentally. I could have never gotten through it without you (attorney Hayslett). You talked me off the ledge too many times to mention. And as you predicted when we first met I wouldn’t be convicted or do one minute in jail. Thanks from the bottom of my heart.


Kevin was such a blessing, during my time of need. He was very kind, patient, and thorough in explaining the entire process.
I am extremely satisfied with the end result, and I highly recommend Kevin Hayslett to anyone in the Tampa Bay area!


I was referred to Carlson and Meissner MeissnerLaw Office by my former Chiropractor. I have never dealt with anything like this before. Jennifer made it easy on me and we settled my case fairly quick. I am pleased with the services I received from Jennifer.


Our Attorneys have a Reputation for Excellence

Carlson Messiner Defense Lawyers Tampa Bay

AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®

Several of our attorneys have been awarded this gold standard in attorney ratings. This recognition affirms their strong legal abilities and high ethical standards. Our firm was also named one of Florida's Top Ranked Law Firms based on AV® Preeminent™ Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings, pursuant to the Wall Street Journal.

Carlson Messiner Defense Lawyers Tampa Bay

FL Board Certified Attorney

Two of our attorneys are Board Certified Criminal Trial Lawyers. Board Certification is the highest level of recognition an attorney can receive by The Florida Bar for the competency and education of attorneys in the areas of practice approved by the Florida Supreme Court.

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