Workers’ Compensation Attorneys
Florida Workers’ Compensation Lawyers That Fight Hard for You
At Massey & Duffy, we understand that injuries on the job can devastate your life. What adds insult to injury is when your employer or its insurance company turns its back on you when you need help the most and denies your claim or fires you as a result of your attempt to make a claim. Our attorneys have successfully litigated numerous workers’ compensation issues, and will fight hard for the compensation you deserve.
We Can Help, at No Cost to You
Companies are quick to take advantage of employees when they are healthy, and quick to fire or deny benefits to employees when they are injured on the job. Under the law, an employee statutory damages, plus actual damages, emotional distress damages, punitive damages and reasonable attorney’s fees and costs for willful noncompliance with the workers’ compensation laws. These rights vary greatly depending on the various situations, and we can assist consumers in filing suit for these rights in state or federal court without any costs to our clients.
Your Employer and its Insurance Company May Be Violating the Law
Once you are injured and you immediately notify your employer of the on the job injury, your employer should report the injury as soon as possible, but no later than seven (7) days after their knowledge. Their insurance company must send you an informational brochure within three (3) days after receiving notice from your employer. If you reported an injury, and you did not obtain these benefits, please contact us immediately.
Your rights under the Workers’ Compensation Laws have changed under the laws, and our law firm can assist in obtaining every right to which you are entitled. In 2003, the laws underwent a major reform, with changes to the Permanent Total, Impairment Income and Death Benefit structures, construction industry exemptions, compliance enforcement, medical services, and examination and investigation of carrier and claim handling entities. Many of these changes were adopted to assist employers or for the benefit of large insurance companies; our firm can help negotiate this maze and maximize the benefits or compensation you receive (including but not limited to suing in State court for pain and suffering).
Our Firm can Assist with Your Workplace Injury
The Workers’ Compensation laws (without citations to relevant case law) are published on the internet and are quite complex. The case law interpreting these laws is even more difficult to digest. Our workers’ compensation lawyers not only provide experienced legal guidance, but they are also litigate worker’s compensation issues.
If you would like to discuss your on-the-job injury, please contact our lawyers at Massey & Duffy, PLLC, for a free consultation. We can advise you on the course of action that is best for your personal situation and obtain the compensation you deserve.