Fort Lauderdale Workers’ Compensation Lawyers
Everyone can afford a lawyer at the Law Offices of David M. Benenfeld, P.A. — and it is quite possible that every injured worker in Broward County, FL, could use one. The workers’ compensation system does not always work the way it should.
Workers’ comp was supposed to provide laborers with simple access to healthcare after on-the-job injuries. Unfortunately, many insurance companies still protect their own best interests, lowballing workers and counting on complacency.
Do you need a lawyer for workers’ comp?
The short answer is yes, you are likely to benefit from talking to a workers’ compensation lawyer if you have been injured on the job. However, you are under no obligation to retain legal counsel during the workers’ compensation process. That was more or less the point of the system in the first place. It is supposed to give workers the support of an automatic dispute resolution system.
As mentioned above, things do not always happen as fairly in practice as they do in theory. Big insurance companies and employers are still in a position to take advantage of workers.
How much do lawyers cost?
There is no initial cost; our office takes these cases on a contingency-fee basis. We offer free consultations to our prospective workers’ comp clients. There is no obligation to hire us after the consultation, and simply talking to an attorney does not endanger your benefits.
What happens during a consultation?
During your initial consultation, we would talk about your injuries, your job, your insurance offers and the other details of your case. We would attempt to answer any questions you have. You may also want to bring any important documents:
- Emails between you and insurance companies, doctors or employers
- Medical records
- Letters, check stubs or medical bills
- Copies of company forms about your injury
What if I already accepted some money?
Hopefully, you are motivated to get a professional legal opinion as soon as possible after your injury. However, you should feel free to reach out at any point during the process. It would be better for us to look at the specifics of your case than to make general statements about deadlines, contracts or other factors affecting your ability to negotiate.
How do I access better healthcare?
One of the ways that insurance companies maximize their profits is by minimizing the amount of every claim they pay. In your case, these policies could result in a lower quality of care or a lack of access to procedures you need. We could recommend independent doctors — not affiliated with the insurance company, that is — who understand the medical and legal side of this issue.
The attorneys at the Law Offices of David M. Benenfeld, P.A., are on your side. We only get paid when you get paid. We review your case for free. We work to get you access to the treatment you need and the compensation you deserve. Feel free to call at 954-807-1334 and schedule a free initial consultation.