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Help from a Florida Workers’ Compensation Lawyer

When you become ill or seriously injured while on the job, your life can quickly be turned upside-down. In addition to physical symptoms and costly medical bills, you also may be temporarily or even permanently left unable to work. This can have devastating consequences for you, your family and your future. However, there are legal actions that you can take to protect yourself. As a Florida resident, you are entitled to start a workers’ compensation claim if your injury or illness occurred while you were completing job-related duties. Because time is of the essence with these claims, you should consider contacting Florida Workers’ Compensation Lawyer David G. Abramovici, Esq. at your earliest convenience.

The Florida Workers’ Compensation Laws That Protect Your Rights

Under Florida law §440.055, all employers who have four or more workers are required to protect their staff by offering workers’ compensation insurance. If they do not do so, they must provide clear written notice of this fact. This type of insurance is a safety net for employees who have been injured while doing their job during regular work hours regardless of who was at fault. It helps to pay for lost wages as well as medical expenses. However, it does not come into force automatically. The injured worker must file a claim in order for it to go into effect.

Establishing Proof Of A Work-related Injury

Because each person’s employment and medical situation is different, proving that an injury or illness is eligible for workers’ compensation is not always easy. As a result, Florida law specifies several requirements that must be present:

  • Jurisdiction. Your injury or accident needs to have occurred at a time and place that would make it subject to a compensation claim.
  • Employment. You must prove that you were legally employed by the company at the time of the incident.
  • Verification of injury. You must prove that an illness or injury actually occurred and merits compensation benefits.
  • Causation. You must prove that an incident, task or the general environment at work caused or worsened your medical situation.
  • Notice. You must verify that you properly notified your employer that the illness or injury occurred.

Failure to prove one or more of these criteria can lead to a denial of your claim, leaving you at a financial and emotional loss. An experienced Florida Workers’ Compensation Lawyer such as David G. Abramovici, Esq. can guide you through every step of the process, gathering and submitting all of the documentation you will need to prove your case. Supporting documents include physicians’ reports, coworker statements, accident reports and employment records.

What Does Workers’ Compensation Cover?

When you are physically and mentally traumatized after a work-related injury or illness, the prospect of jumping through all of the hoops involved in making a workers’ compensation claim can seem daunting. However, you may soon discover that your costs are quickly mounting and may soon become too much to bear without help. To that end, workers’ compensation can cover the following:

  • Medical costs incurred immediately following your injury;
  • Potential future medical costs;
  • Loss of income;
  • Any injury-related medical equipment or home renovations that are necessary;
  • Loss of benefits such as health insurance;
  • Loss of future earning capacity.

When you meet with your Florida Workers’ Compensation Lawyer, one key area of focus should be the current and future effects the injury has on your life. We will then use our years of experience in Florida workers’ compensation law to determine a potential settlement amount that truly reflects your personal situation.

How David G. Abramovici Can Assist You With Your FloridaWorkers’ Compensation Claim

When you entrust your workers’ compensation case to The Law Office of David G. Abramovici, you can rest assured that you are consulting with a consummate professional with over two decades of workers’ compensation-related experience. Understanding the complexities and culture of the Florida judicial system as well as the unique aspects of your particular situation are our specialties. From the moment you contact us for your free, no obligation consultation until your case is resolved, your needs and concerns will be a top priority.

What To Expect From Your Florida Workers’ Compensation Lawyer

Are you wondering if your job-related illness or injury makes you eligible for workers’ compensation benefits? Call The Law Offices of David Abramovici today at 1-888-833-2843 to set up a free consultation. We will meet with you at our offices, at your home, in the hospital or wherever it is convenient for you. When you are represented by The Law Office of David G. Abramovici, you can rest assured that our attorney will devote his considerable knowledge and dedication in seeing that you get the maximum compensation you deserve. Don’t trust just any Florida Workers’ Compensation Lawyer in a matter of this much importance for your current and future life. Your rights are worth protecting, and that is exactly what David G. Abramovici, Esq. will do for you.

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