Fort Myers Workers’ Compensation Lawyers
Workers’ compensation should be an easy way to receive medical care and lost wages when a job-related injury prevents you from working. Unfortunately, some employers and insurers fight workers’ compensation claims. At Farah & Farah, our Fort Myers workers’ compensation attorneys have over 40 years of experience helping injured workers get the benefits they deserve. Let us go to work for you.
Workers’ compensation is a no-fault insurance program that most Florida employers must carry. It is meant to help injured workers quickly and easily get compensation after a workplace accident without going through a court process or proving the employer was at fault.
If you have been injured on the job, call our Fort Myers office today at (239) 558-0750 for your free consultation to learn more about how we can help ensure you get the full amount of benefits available.
You Can Count on Our Fort Myers Workers Comp Attorneys To Fight for the Compensation You Deserve
We are a family-centered law firm that puts clients first. When you hire Farah & Farah, you get a team of award-winning Fort Myers personal injury lawyers and support staff who will work together to win you the highest benefits available as quickly as possible.
Here’s what you can expect with Farah & Farah on your side:
We have stood up to large companies for injured workers since 1979. Our nationally recognized team of attorneys can help you anywhere in Southwest Florida, including Port Charlotte, Cape Coral, Punta Gorda, Naples, or Lehigh Acres.
You May Be Eligible for Workers’ Compensation Benefits
Workers’ compensation benefits include free medical care for work-related injuries and up to 66.67 percent of your lost wages. Your benefit is calculated based on your average weekly wage before your injury.
Wage replacement benefits vary based on the degree and length of your disability and are paid through one of the following programs:
Our workers’ compensation lawyers in Fort Myers can help you determine how much in benefits you can expect based on the specific facts of your injury.
How Our Fort Myers Attorneys Can Help With Your Workers’ Compensation Claim
Employers and their workers’ compensation insurers have unfair advantages over injured employees. They have experience with workers’ compensation claims, knowledge of the law, and expensive attorneys on their side. They are also not dealing with an injury like you are.
Experience makes all the difference. When your employer makes getting your workers’ compensation benefits difficult, you can put our four decades of experience to work for you. Our award-winning Fort Myers workers’ compensation lawyers will handle every aspect of your claim, including:
You Have a Limited Amount of Time To File a Workers’ Compensation Claim
It’s important to know that you have just 30 days to report the injury to your employer. When you contact our experienced legal team, we’ll get to work fast, helping ensure that you don’t miss crucial deadlines.
If the insurer denies your claim or offers less than you deserve, we will file a petition of benefits with the Office of the Judges of Compensation Claims on your behalf. The workers’ compensation statute of limitations is two years after you receive your decision, given that you reported the injury in the required time.
Don’t let your well-deserved benefits slip away. You can also contact us online using our simple form to speak with an attorney during your free consultation today.
Frequently Asked Workers’ Comp Questions
If you are facing a workers’ compensation dispute, we can help. Below are answers to questions we frequently receive.
Can I Receive Unemployment and Workers’ Compensation at the Same Time?
You may be able to receive unemployment and workers’ compensation benefits if you have a partial disability. You cannot receive unemployment benefits if you are totally disabled because the unemployment program requires you to be available to work.
Will Workers’ Compensation Affect Social Security Benefits?
Workers’ compensation benefits may be offset if you receive enough Social Security Disability to raise your total benefits to more than 80 percent of your pre-injury average weekly wage.
Workers’ compensation benefits are automatically discontinued when you turn 75 if you are eligible for Social Security Retirement benefits. However, you may continue to receive workers’ compensation if you do not qualify for Social Security Retirement because your injury prevented you from qualifying.
Our Fort Myers Social Security Disability lawyers can help you apply for social security benefits alongside your workers’ compensation claim.
Can I Be Fired for Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim?
It is against the law for an employer to retaliate against an employee for filing a workers’ compensation claim. However, no law requires an employer to hold your position during your absence.
If you lose your job while receiving workers’ compensation, our Fort Myers workers’ compensation lawyers can investigate to determine whether your employer retaliated against you. If so, we will help you file a civil lawsuit against the employer. You could recover damages and be restored to your position.
What if My Employer Doesn’t Report My Injury to the Insurance Company?
An employer is required by law to report your injury to the insurance company within seven days of your claim. Failure to do so subjects the employer to a fine of up to $1,000, which can be raised to $2,000 if the employer is a habitual offender. You are still entitled to receive workers’ compensation as long as you report your injury to the employer within 30 days.
Can I Sue My Employer for an Injury on the Job?
If you work as an independent contractor or for an employer who does not carry workers’ compensation, you may be able to sue the employer. We can help you determine who you can sue. The ability to sue is beneficial because it enables you to recover additional damages, such as for pain and suffering.
Contact Our Fort Myers Workers' Comp Team Today
If you’ve been hurt on the job, call our Fort Myers Workers’ compensation attorneys today at (239) 558-0750 to schedule a free consultation. We can help explain your rights and how we can help you get the maximum benefits possible.
You & Your Family Since 1979