Workers’ Compensation Litigation

Workers’ Compensation Litigation Lawyer Tampa, Florida

The State of Florida is very clear about its laws regarding worker’s compensation cases. Regardless of how a workplace injury was sustained or who was to blame for the accident, a company or business cannot deny an injured worker his or her right to receive compensation for accidents that occur at the workplace. Sometimes however, unethical employers will try to work around this system and deny workers’ compensation claims, creating the necessity for an attorney to step in and file a litigation. Thankfully, cases involving worker’s compensation are often easier to win than other types of personal injury cases, but there are still things to look out for.

Employers sometimes will think that they can win over an injured employee without the employee feeling the need to go to court. This is particularly because the company will have much more experience and knowledge of such law than the injured person would, as they would have dealt with many cases in the past and the injured only one. This is why it is important to find an attorney who is even more knowledgeable to balance the scales and ensure justice is served.

Some of the red flags for injured employees are if the employer is willing to settle for part of, but not all, necessary medical costs. Other unethical practices come into play if the injury is severe enough to prevent the person from working in his or her normal job. Some shifty tactics employers will use is to get around this are to create a temporary position, which will be eliminated as soon as the injury has healed, or if the employer sends the individual to a doctor known for shady practices of “accidentally” misdiagnosing common workplace injuries.

These are things to look out for that may indicate to an injured worker that a litigation may be necessary to ensure that compensation is found for a workplace injury. When in doubt, it is always a good idea to consult with an attorney who is skilled in the matters of worker’s compensation and other related types of law. At the Franco Law Firm, not only do we have that experience and knowledge, but we also offer free consultations to anyone thinking that they may have to go down this legal road. For more information, please call us at (813) 872-0929.