Get the Benefits You Deserve with a Tampa Workers’ Compensation Lawyer
Attorney Armando Edmiston can guide you through the process – step by step
If you sustained a work-related injury or illness and need help getting the benefits you’re entitled to, you can get real results by letting Tampa workers’ compensation lawyer Armando Edmiston handle every aspect of your claim. Armando Personal Injury Law has recovered millions for clients in Tampa and all over Florida. Discover how an experienced Tampa workers’ compensation attorney can help you. Contact us today for your free case evaluation.
Workers’ compensation is a form of insurance that most employers in Florida are legally required to carry to cover any workplace injuries or work-related illnesses, regardless of who’s at fault. Generally speaking, Florida employers who carry workers’ compensation insurance are typically immune from civil action by an employee. One exception is if an employer intentionally harms or endangers an employee.
There are also legal options you can explore if you were injured or harmed at work because of a third party. Maybe you were hurt at work due to a defective product and want to pursue a product liability claim. It could be that you were assaulted by a co-worker, injured in a work-related car accident, or exposed to toxic substances because of a negligent manufacturer and want to file a personal injury lawsuit.
No matter what the circumstances are surrounding your work-related injury or illness, it’s important to remember that you have rights – and Tampa workers’ compensation lawyer Armando Edmiston can protect those rights. Act fast to schedule your free consultation. The quicker we can meet with you, the quicker we can get started on your case.
What benefits can I get from workers’ compensation?
Overall, if you’re approved for workers’ compensation benefits you should be eligible to receive two-thirds of your salary while you’re unable to work. More specifically, you may be able to collect benefits such as:
- Medical expense reimbursement – For treatment and care related to the work-related injury or illness.
- Wage and pay reimbursement – For lost wages and pay due to missed time at work while you recover from your workplace injury or illness. Note: If approved, the first check should arrive within three weeks of the date your claim was submitted.
- Temporary partial disability (TPD) – To compensates workers who cannot return to their normal work but can return on a modified basis. Compensation will depend on how much the worker is able to earn on the modified status.
- Temporary total disability (TTB) – For employees who cannot return to work for a period of time, but who are expected to be able to return at some defined time in the future.
- Permanent impairment benefits (PIB) – For when a physician determines the worker has improved as much as possible, temporary benefits end and permanent benefits kick in.
- Permanent disability benefits (PDB) – For when an injured employee is unable to perform even sedentary work within 50 miles of their home.
- Death benefits – For a deceased workers’ immediate family.
In order to be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits, you must notify your employer of your work-related injury or illness and file a workers’ comp claim within 30 days of your injury.
Unfortunately, that doesn’t guarantee you’ll be approved for benefits, as workers’ comp claims are often denied by employers and their insurance companies for a wide range of reasons. Some of the more common reasons workers’ compensation claims are denied include:
- Your injury did not occur at work or was not related to work.
- Your injury is not as severe as you claim.
- The symptoms you have are due to a pre-existing condition.
- You are being accused of insurance fraud.
- You failed a drug test soon after you reported your injury.
- You did not give proper notice of your injury or illness.
- You missed an important deadline and the statute of limitations has expired.
Just because your claim was denied doesn’t mean you can’t appeal the decision – and our law firm can help. Tampa workers’ compensation lawyer Armando Edmiston can guide you through the entire process, from filling out all the necessary paperwork to representing you at scheduled hearings.
Let a Tampa workers’ compensation lawyer fight for you
In theory, filing a successful workers’ compensation claim should be easy. Unfortunately, it’s usually not. That’s because your employer and the insurance company might look for any reason to deny your claim so that they can cut down on costs and maximize profits – leaving you to foot the bill for all your accident-related expenses.
Don’t let them take advantage of you. Tampa workers’ compensation lawyer Armando Edmiston has a clear understanding of your rights as an employee and will go the extra mile to get you the highest amount of compensation possible. Remember, our clients are family and we view your problems like our problems.
Best of all, we represent our clients on a contingency fee basis. That means you pay nothing unless we win. It’s that easy. See what an experienced Tampa workers’ compensation attorney can do for you. Contact us today for your free case evaluation.