Workers Comp Personal Injury Law Broward Palm Beach. If you have been injured in an accident in Hallandale, Aventura, Hollywood or anywhere in South Florida, you would do well to contact Baker, Reck & Associates personal injury attorneys In Hallandale, Florida as soon as possible. We generally work on a contingent fee basis and offer a free initial consultation. This means that you can discuss your case with an attorney without any cost to you.
Many South Florida personal injury claims are governed by statutes of limitations. The statute of limitations is the time limit you have for filing your claim; once that time limit has expired, you can no longer file your claim. While the idea of a time period for filing a claim may seem straightforward, it can become complicated quite quickly.
For example, if you are injured as a result of medical malpractice, the statute of limitations states that you have two years from the time of injury in which you may file a claim. However, if you suffered an injury that is not discovered within that two year window, you must file your claim within a year from the date that the injury was discovered or when it should have been discovered, whichever is earlier.
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It is a no-fault system, designed to provide benefits to employees while protecting employers from lawsuits.
Workers’ comp benefits are typically limited to medical costs and partial compensation for lost income (generally 50 to 70 percent of pre-injury wages). Benefits normally don’t include compensation for pain and suffering. Serious injury cases may involve permanent or partial disability, resulting in a permanent stipend and/or a lump sum settlement.
Workers’ comp claims can include:
- Aggravation of pre-existing conditions
- Injuries sustained on company property or at a company-sponsored activity
- Injuries caused by company-owned assets, like mechanical equipment
More serious cases include diseases caused by exposure to hazards, such as benzene, asbestos or silica dust. While mesothelioma is one extreme example of this, a more common example is rashes brought on by exposure to cleaning chemicals or gasoline.
Workers’ compensation typically doesn’t cover injuries resulting from horseplay at work, or injuries sustained while drunk or in an impaired state. Likewise, only a few states provide coverage for employees injured while travelling to and from work, unless that transportation is provided by the employer.
The vast majority of workers’ compensation cases are streamlined, and only involve filing a claim with the workers’ comp insurance carrier. But there are times when it’s necessary to hire an attorney due to coverage limits or denial of benefits.