If you’ve been injured in a work accident caused by the negligence of your employer, you may be entitled to compensation through a personal injury lawsuit. This lawsuit should be filed with the assistance of an experienced workers’ comp lawyer. Your lawyer will speak to potential witnesses, read through reports, and complete necessary paperwork – giving you the time and energy you need to focus on your recovery.
At Sternberg / Forsythe, our team has years of experience in workers’ compensation cases. We are prepared to fight for the compensation you deserve. Contact a Florida work injury attorney by calling 561-687-5660.
The vast majority of personal injury cases are settled outside the courtroom. Some possible benefits of winning your case or reaching a fair settlement include:
In terms of compensation, medical coverage is where settlement negotiations begin. Your workers’ comp lawyer will demand reimbursement for some or all of your past and future medical bills. You may need to supply an expert to verify your estimation of future medical expenses.
If your injuries are extensive and require rehabilitation before you can return to work, you may request coverage for vocational rehabilitation in your settlement package.
Compensation for Lost Earning Capacity
Some injuries are life-altering. If you’ve suffered a permanent disability, you may be unable to return to your chosen career. During settlement negotiations, you may request compensation for your lost earning capacity. This could mean hundreds of thousands of dollars, depending on the extent of your injuries.
Disability and Impairment Assistance
If you need long-term assistance for your injuries, a negligent employer should be responsible for footing the bill. Again, this figure can stretch into thousands of dollars – all going toward your health and future well-being.
Compensation for Lost Wages
When an employer is responsible for injuring an employee, that employee is entitled to compensation for wages lost during recovery. This assumes, of course, that you’ll eventually be able to return to your career. If not, your workers’ comp lawyer will focus on seeking compensation for lost earning capacity, which provides the most financial assistance for your injury.
Contact an Experienced Florida Work Injury Attorney for Representation
In the state of Florida, you have four years to file a personal injury lawsuit. If you miss this deadline, you can never receive compensation for your injuries. For this reason, you must contact an experienced workers’ comp lawyer as soon as possible.