Workers’ Compensation Lawyers in Crestview
Have You Been Injured on the Job? Call (850) 779-1070 for Legal Help.
As the name implies, workers’ compensation insurance was created to provide financial support to employees as they recover from on-the-job injuries. It is a “no-fault” insurance, meaning employees only have to prove they were injured while working—if they accidentally injured themselves, their eligibility will not be affected.
While workers’ comp was created to benefit employees, it was also created with employers in mind. The fact of the matter is, since you have to go through your employer, they may illegally discourage you from collecting benefits or their insurance agent will minimize or deny your claim. Our lawyers at Michles & Booth have seen this happen time and again, which is why we have dedicated our careers to helping injured workers obtain their full benefits.
Call a Crestview workers’ comp attorney at (850) 779-1070 for a free case review.
Navigating Workers’ Compensation Insurance Claims
Backed by more than 80 years of experience, Michles & Booth’s Crestview attorneys can help you compile your claim, making sure all boxes are checked and no stone is left unturned. We are renowned by peers, clients, and legal industry organizations for our great skill in helping injured workers through the claims process without further burdening them. For your convenience and peace of mind, we offer a no-risk guarantee: If we don’t bring your workers’ comp claim to a successful conclusion, you won’t be charged a single cent.
About Workers’ Comp Benefits in Crestview
The severity of your injury and how long it is expected to keep you out of work will determine for which benefits you qualify:
- Medical benefits to cover medical treatment and expenses;
- Vocational rehabilitation to make a necessary field change after a career-ending injury;
- Temporary total disability benefits to compensate for wages lost due to time missed from work to recover;
- Permanent impairment benefits to compensate for wages lost due to a long-term impairment;
- Permanent total disability benefits to compensate an employee who has become permanently disabled and cannot work in any job because of a workplace injury;
- Death benefits to provide financial support to the loved ones of a fatally injured employee.
In Crestview, an injured employee has 30 days to inform their employer of what happened. It is best to report an injury sooner rather than later to strengthen your claim.
Can I Sue My Employer?
Workers’ compensation law prohibits employees from suing their employers, with very few exceptions. If harm was committed intentionally, such as if your employer committed sexual harassment or assault, you may have the right to file suit. A lawsuit may also be an option if your employer was illegally uninsured at the time of your injury.
Please note: If a third party injured you, such as via toxic exposure or with a defective product, you may file suit against that party.
We’re Dedicated to Your Recovery
Michles & Booth is a premier private practice serving injured workers throughout the state. Our legal team comprises renowned trial lawyers—including Brian Carter, a Board-Certified attorney in Workers’ Compensation Law by the Florida Bar—paralegals, investigators, and a medical doctor. We will not stand idly by as an employer or insurance provider keeps you from obtaining the financial support you need and deserve.
Contact a Crestview workers’ comp lawyer online today to discuss your legal options in a risk-free consultation.
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