Understanding Workers’ Compensation
The law in Florida requires most employers to carry workers’ compensation insurance. Generally, the underlying basis for workers’ compensation law is to encourage employers to develop a safe work environment. Unfortunately, many employees still experience accidents, illness or death due to unsafe conditions. The attorneys at the Law Offices of Michael Barszcz, M.D., J.D., have represented employees who have sustained the following work related injuries:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Hand and shoulder injuries
- Neck, back and knee injuries
- Injuries to internal organs
- Psychiatric injuries
- Neurological injuries
- Toxic poisoning
- Repetitive trauma injuries
The laws that govern workers’ compensation generally prohibit an employee from suing the employer. However, in some circumstances, the employer may be subjected to liability if the employee can establish that the employer acted in bad faith or in such a manner as to intentionally harm the employee. In other circumstances, a third party such as a manufacturer may be liable for faulty equipment that caused a work-related injury to the employee.
If you have been denied legitimate benefits you may wish to contact the experienced workers’ compensation attorneys at the Law Offices of Michael Barszcz, M.D., J.D. The professional legal team routinely represents clients facing unreasonable denial of their rightful Workers’ Compensation benefits. The attorneys are knowledgeable in Workers’ Compensation law and have successfully represented hundreds of injured workers.
The staff thoroughly investigates the circumstances of the injury and understands the financial and emotional impact of workplace injuries. The attorneys are dedicated to protecting their clients’ interests, investigating potential third party claims, and obtaining the following benefits to which the client may be entitled:
- Medical benefits
- Total or partial disability benefits
- Total and permanent disability benefits
- Loss of function benefits
- Disfigurement benefits
- Vocational rehabilitation benefits
If you have been injured on the job, you may contact the Law Offices of Michael Barszcz, M.D., J.D., for a free consultation with our Florida workers compensation lawyer.