Orlando Workers’ Compensation Attorney
It can be frustrating to have to deal with workers’ compensation when all you want is to be healthy again. When you are hurt on the job, the process is supposed to be simple but that’s not always how it works. If your valid claim has been denied, we can help you navigate the process and allow you to focus on your recovery.
Insurance companies sometimes try to deny you or decrease your benefits. At times, it might even feel like the loyalty you’ve shown your employer over the years has been one-sided because they’re not taking care of you the way you deserve.
At Farah & Farah, our Orlando workers’ compensation attorneys will stand with you. We are dedicated to getting you back to work without having to worry about paperwork, medical expenses, or lost wages. We will work for you to compel your insurance company and employer to pay you what you might be entitled to; so call us at (407) 329-5054 for a free consultation.
What to Expect From Our Orlando Workers’ Compensation Lawyers
The workers’ compensation attorneys at Farah & Farah are passionate about your rights and we will always take the time to get to know you personally before we get the process started. We will handle every aspect of your case so you can focus on healing your injury. Some of the services we provide include:
- Negotiating medical bills.
- Performing a comprehensive investigation of the incident and gathering evidence.
- Handling all paperwork from employers, insurance companies and medical providers.
- Finding a reputable third-party doctor to treat your injury and provide documentation.
- Getting your insurance provider to reimburse you for any prescriptions.
Workers Compensation vs. Personal Injury
The main difference between the workers’ compensation and a personal injury claim is that the latter is based on fault, while the former is not. In order to recover damages against someone, the other party must be deemed negligent. In a personal injury claim, all damages can be claimed if fault is proven.
In a workers’ compensation case, any employee injured on the job is entitled to benefits with some very limited exceptions. While employees don’t need to prove fault, damages for pain and suffering in a workers’ compensation case cannot be claimed. Only normal benefits outlined in the workers’ compensation policy can be received, such as salary and medical expenses.
What to Do If You’ve Been Injured on the Job?
If you have an accident or are injured on the job, here is some must-have information:
- Immediately tell your employer you have been injured.
- Seek a doctor authorized by your employer or insurance company. In the majority of cases, it’s head or central nervous system injuries that keep employees out of work for the longest.
- Your employer may tell you to call the insurance company handling your claim.
- If it is an emergency, and your employer is not available to tell you where to go for treatment, go to the nearest emergency room and let your employer know what happened.
- Your employer is required by law to report your injury to the insurance company.
- Your insurance company will contact you within 24 hours to explain your rights and obligations.
- A copy of your accident report will be provided for you to verify.
Contact Farah & Farah Today for a Free Consultation
If you were injured at work, our workers’ compensation lawyers in Orlando can help guide you through your workers’ compensation case. We understand that your injury is painful but we’re here to answer any questions you might have, and offer the support you’re entitled.
We’re available 24/7 for a free consultation, so contact our Orlando office today. We will work tirelessly so that you can remain comfortable and get back to work when you’re ready.