Deerfield Beach Workers’ Compensation Lawyer
Deerfield Beach is a gem of a city located near the hustle and bustle of Fort Lauderdale. With its lovely beaches and attractions like Quiet Waters Park and the New Art Gallery, it is a great place to live, work, or visit. But accidents and injuries on the job can happen anywhere. So if you live or work here and have been injured on the job, you will need an experienced, hard-working Deerfield Beach workers’ compensation lawyer who is ready to fight for you.
What Is Workers’ Comp, and How Do I Know if I Qualify?
Workers’ compensation is essentially an insurance program that Florida employers are required to have by law. This insurance is intended to provide for employees who have been hurt while on the job or who suffer from injuries or illnesses that are directly related to the performance of their work duties.
Some injuries that are recoverable are actual traumatic accidents, that happen either at your place of employment or elsewhere, during the performance of your work-related duties. For instance, you could work at a manufacturing plant and be injured due to a machine malfunction, or you could be a driver for a company and get into an accident while making deliveries. Where the injury happens is not the factor that determines your qualification for workers’ compensation benefits – what matters is that you were performing work-related duties at the time of the injury.
Sometimes, employees will suffer from work-related illnesses that develop over time, as opposed to injuries that happen as the result of a single accident or incident. For instance, if you type on a keyboard for extended periods of time each day and as a result develop carpal tunnel syndrome, you could receive workers’ compensation to assist you in the expenses involved in alleviating your symptoms. Another example would be if you worked someplace where you were exposed to harmful chemicals repeatedly over months or years and developed a related illness, you could also receive benefits to help you pay for your health care needs.
So if you were injured while in the performance of your duties on the job, you will likely qualify for workers’ compensation. Call and speak to our experienced Deerfield Beach workers’ compensation attorneys to start the process today.
If It’s That Easy to Qualify, Why Do I Need an Attorney?
The answer to this question is straightforward: Because it is not a perfect world. In a perfect world, insurance companies would easily and gladly pay out claims that seem valid. But in our imperfect reality, insurance companies can be your worst nightmare. After all, they are in the insurance business to make money, and paying out big claims does not accomplish this goal. Conversely, paying out big claims on a regular basis can cost a great deal and end up tanking the company’s profits. So how do they deal with this?
They deal with it by doing everything in their power to deny your claim. And if they can’t find a way to deny your claim, they will do everything in their power to lessen your pay-out. And let’s face it, your typical employee is not a professional workers’ compensation negotiator. They do not know the tactics that insurance adjusters will use to lessen your recovery – but we do.
Don’t Lose Out on Compensation That You Deserve
Workers’ compensation is your right when you are injured on the job. It is not a gift or a hand-out. It is something that has been set up by our lawmakers as a means to protect workers of every kind. From oil rig workers to custodians, to professors and cashiers, when you are on the job, you are protected. So if you have a claim that has been denied or if you are getting the run-around, you need to have an experienced fighter in your corner. You need a trusted Deerfield Beach workers’ compensation attorney who has been through this all before, many, many times. You need someone who knows just what to expect and how to fight any injustices that may (and often do) arise.
And that is what you get when you come to our firm: an experienced, aggressive attorney ready to do whatever is necessary to get you the compensation that you deserve and need.
Contact an Experienced Deerfield Workers’ Comp Lawyer to Discuss Your Options
The decision of whether or not to engage a Deerfield Beach workers’ compensation lawyer is one that can carry financial consequences well into the future. So contact the Law Offices of David M. Benenfeld P.A., to discuss the particulars of your unique case. We will let you know what your chances are of getting your claim approved, what obstacles you might face, and most of all, we will be there to fight for you every step of the way until you receive just compensation for your case. Give our office a call today or contact us online to schedule your free, no-obligation case evaluation today.