Stuart Workers’ Compensation Lawyer

Stuart Workers’ Compensation Lawyer

Why you need an experienced Florida Workers’ Compensation attorney.

Each state has its own workers’ compensation laws. These laws are in place to protect employees in the event of a workplace injury. Benefits are meant to help injured victims who can no longer earn a paycheck and must deal with expensive medical bills. Both employers and employees must adhere to a number of state-mandated guidelines after a workplace injury. This can be a complicated process, which is why many injured workers turn to Ehrlich & Naparstek, experienced Florida workers’ compensation attorneys in their time of need. It does not matter whether you are a United States Citizen or undocumented worker you can still receive workers’ compensation benefits in Florida.

 

At Ehrlich & Naparstek, we’ve been protecting the rights of injured workers in West Palm Beach, Stuart, Martin County, Pt. St. Lucie, Indiantown, Okeechobee, Ft. Pierce, Vero Beach and throughout the entire state of Florida for over 27 years. We are aggressive litigators and will fight to make sure you received all of the medical care and lost wages you are entitled to under the law. If you’ve sustained an injury while working and are having trouble with your medical care, lost wages or having delays getting things approved by the adjuster call Ehrlich & Naparstek workers’ compensation attorneys, we can help. Contact us at (561) 687-1717 or (772) 842-8822 for a confidential consultation today!

Laws Pertaining to Workers’ Comp Coverage

Most employers in Florida are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance coverage for their employees. Because we’re considered a “no-fault” state, workers are entitled to benefits regardless of how the accident occurred. Businesses have the option of obtaining state insurance coverage or self-insuring their workers. State guidelines dictate exactly who must carry workers’ compensation insurance. They’re as follows:

Because employees don’t have to help pay for the premiums on this coverage, they don’t have the option of filing a lawsuit against their employer in the event of an injury. However, if an employer fails to carry workers’ compensation insurance and a workplace injury occurs, the victim has the right to sue the employer for medical bills and lost wages. If this happens to you, the workers’ compensation injury attorneys at Ehrlich & Naparstek can fight hard to help you obtain the compensation you deserve.

Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim

If you’ve been injured on the job and are facing lost wages, medical bills, or delays in getting benefits, you need to file a worker’s compensation claim with your employer. To do so, it’s crucial you report the injury to your employer within 30 days of the incident. As long as you report the injury on time, you have the option of filing a workers’ comp claim for up to two years. Once this statute of limitations runs out, you can no longer file a claim.

After you’ve reported the injury to your employer, they must contact their insurance provider. They have seven days to do this. The provider will then follow up with you and go over medical treatment. The doctor you receive treatment from must be authorized by your employer’s insurance company. After you receive treatment, your employer and their insurance provider will decide whether to approve or deny your claim. If your claim is wrongfully denied, or if benefits are not timely provided, you have the right to contest the decision with the Office of Judges of Compensation Claims. At this point, it’s best to hire a Florida workers’ compensation lawyer to guide you through the process. Ehrlich & Naparstek represent people injured at work and fight tirelessly to obtain the medical treatment and lost wages our clients are entitled to. See what are client’s say about us. The workers’ compensation carriers in Florida know that Ehrlich & Naparstek will not back down and that we are a workers’ compensation law firm that will take cases to trial (final merits hearing) to seek benefits on behalf of our injured clients.

Contact A Palm Beach County and Treasure Coast Workers’ Compensation Attorney

A severe workplace injury can make things extremely difficult for you and your family. It’s important you have an experienced workers’ compensation attorney in your corner to protect your rights. At Ehrlich & Naparstek, we maintain an intimate knowledge of Florida’s workers’ comp laws and understand what it takes to obtain the compensation you deserve. We regularly litigate and go to trial in workers’ compensation cases and lecture to other lawyers and judges throughout Florida on workers’ compensation matters. If your medical benefits have been delayed or denied we can help.  It’s our goal to help you make a full recovery and get you back on your feet as soon as possible. Contact us at (561) 687-1717 or (772) 842-8822 to schedule a free confidential initial consultation now!

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Mr. Ehrlich was truly exceptional in every aspect of his service. He consistently went above and beyond to assist me with any issues or inquiries that arose, demonstrating an unwavering commitment to my needs. His availability for communication was remarkable, being accessible at any hour of the day, which greatly enhanced the convenience of our interactions. Furthermore, he expedited the process and delivered the desired results with remarkable efficiency. I wholeheartedly endorse and highly recommend Mr. Ehrlich to anyone seeking assistance.

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If you ever find yourself involved in an automobile accident, I cannot emphasize enough how essential it is to reach out to Matt Naperstek. His exceptional expertise and unwavering support have been nothing short of remarkable throughout my journey, especially as my case progresses towards trial. I must also commend Melissa Lutz for her invaluable assistance. Matt and Melissa truly exemplify excellence in the legal field. Their profound knowledge and mastery of their craft have instilled in me a sense of confidence and reassurance during this challenging time. I wholeheartedly recommend their services to anyone seeking exceptional legal representation.

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The Ehrlich and Naparstek law firm truly stands out as exceptional. Matt and Brittany, the dynamic duo at this firm, are nothing short of outstanding. Their level of communication throughout the entire legal process was truly remarkable. I wouldn't consider entrusting my legal matters to any other team!

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Ehrlich & Naparstek, premier FL Injury Attorneys, serve the Treasure and Space Coasts from Stuart to Boca Raton. Specializing in Personal Injury and Workers’ Compensation, we champion for full, fair compensation across South Florida. With a presence from Boynton Beach to Wellington, we combine the might to challenge big insurers with the warmth of a family firm. Choose Ehrlich & Naparstek for dedicated representation.”

important PERSONAL INJURY FAQ

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What is the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Florida?

In Florida, the statute of limitations for most personal injury claims is four years from the date of the injury. This means that if you've been injured, you have four years to initiate legal proceedings. If you fail to file your lawsuit within this time frame, you may lose your right to seek compensation.

How is fault determined in Florida auto accidents?

Florida operates under a no-fault insurance system. This means that after most traffic accidents, your own insurance policy will compensate you for medical expenses and lost income, irrespective of who was at fault. However, in severe injury cases, you might be able to step outside this no-fault system and file a lawsuit against the at-fault driver.

What is Florida's comparative negligence rule?

Florida follows a pure comparative negligence rule. If you're found to be partially at fault for your injury, your compensation may be reduced by a percentage equal to your share of the blame. For instance, if you're found to be 20% at fault, you can still recover 80% of your total damages.

What damages can I recover in a personal injury lawsuit in Florida?

In Florida, you can seek compensation for both economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages include tangible costs like medical bills and lost wages, while non-economic damages cover intangibles like pain and suffering, emotional distress, and loss of enjoyment of life.

How long does it typically take to settle a personal injury case in Florida?

The duration varies based on the complexity of the case, the parties involved, and the evidence. While some cases might settle quickly, others, especially those that go to trial, can take months or even years to resolve.

How much will it cost me to hire a personal injury attorney?

We operate on a contingency fee basis. This means that we only get paid if you win your case or secure a settlement. Typically, the fee is a percentage of the compensation you receive.

What should I do immediately after an accident in Florida?

First, prioritize your safety and seek medical attention. Then, if possible, document the scene, take photographs, gather witness information, and report the incident to the police or relevant authorities. It's also advisable to contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible.

What if the person who hit me doesn't have insurance?

If you're hit by an uninsured or underinsured driver in Florida, you can turn to your own insurance policy's uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage. This coverage can help compensate for your injuries and damages.

How do I prove pain and suffering in a personal injury case?

Pain and suffering are subjective and can be challenging to quantify. Evidence such as medical records, therapy sessions, personal journals, and testimonies from friends and family can help establish the extent of your pain and suffering.

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