Experienced Spring Hill Workers’ Comp Lawyers Advocate for the Benefits You Need to Recover
Sound legal guidance for employees injured on the job
Safety in the workplace is important, and something we can take for granted. When an accident happens on the job, it can wreak havoc on your life, your livelihood and your future. If you have been injured at work, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation. Very few Florida employees are exempt from workers’ compensation benefits, however, many employers and their insurance companies refuse to pay the benefits you need after a serious injury. The experienced Spring Hill workers’ comp lawyers at Carlson, Meissner, Hart & Hayslett, P.A. protect your financial interests. We take aggressive legal action to recover the workers’ compensation you need when you are unable to return to work due to an on-the-job injury.
Florida workers’ compensation claims are often denied
The first step in recovering workers’ compensation benefits in Florida is to apply. More often than not, the initial application is denied. The next step is the appeals process. The most common reasons a workers’ comp application is denied include:
- Doubt the injury occurred on the job — Workers’ compensation benefits are only paid if the injury occurred on the job. To protect yourself, you need to inform your employer immediately after any accidents or incidents occur.
- Fraud or misrepresentation of the injury — You claim can be drastically limited, or denied altogether, if you are found to be lying about or exaggerating your injury. Our Spring Hill workers’ comp lawyers establish a clear record of your injuries and treatments, leaving no doubt about the seriousness of your injuries.
- Preexisting condition — Preexisting conditions are not covered under Florida’s workers’ compensation laws. We bring expert witnesses into the appeals process to prevent your claim from being denied based on a pre-existing condition.
If you have been injured in a workplace accident, it is important to speak with a knowledgeable Spring Hill workers’ compensation attorney right away to begin the process. Report the incident to your employer immediately after it occurs and seek medical treatment as soon as possible. Be careful about anything you say once you have reported the accident. Any statements you provide to your employer or their insurance company can be used against you. Our Spring Hill workers’ comp lawyers protect your best interests.
If you have been injured at work, schedule a free consultation to discuss your legal options with an experienced Spring Hill workers’ comp lawyer today
Since 1971, the Spring Hill workers’ compensation attorneys at Carlson, Meissner, Hart & Hayslett, P.A. have provided compassionate legal guidance while aggressively pursuing the Florida workers’ compensation benefits our clients rightfully deserve. We are here to answer all of your questions relating to your workers’ compensation claim in a free consultation. Call our Spring Hill office at 352-247-4400 or contact us online.