Workers’ Compensation Attorney in Florida Helps You Receive the Benefits You Deserve
Guiding clients in Lakeland, Wauchula, Bartow, Haines City, Lake Wales, Winter Haven and Sebring through the complex insurance process
Suffering an injury on the job is a frustrating and painful experience, especially if the pain causes you to miss out on work for an extended period of time. Hopefully, workers’ compensation insurance will help you collect payments from your employer in the event of a job-related injury.
However, the insurance system can often become too complex to navigate on your own. Many times, an insurance company unjustly denies a claim, making it necessary for you to get a law firm involved in the matter. Experienced lawyer Nora Leto at Kaylor, Kaylor & Leto, P.A. represents workers who have been injured throughout the counties of Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas, Highlands, Hardee, Osceola, Seminole, Lake and Orange.
What is workers’ compensation?
Workers’ compensation is a type of insurance in the state of Florida that provides help with medical bills and disability payments to employees who have been injured on the job, regardless of who is at fault. In exchange for this no-fault coverage, employees cannot sue their employers for injuries suffered while working, if the employee is receiving benefits. Conversely, employers cannot sue employees for causing an accident. The state of Florida demands that all employers carry workers’ compensation insurance if:
- You are an industry, other than construction, that has four or more full- or part-time employees
- You run a construction company with more than one other employee.
- You are part of any state or local government.
- You are an agricultural farmer with more than five regular employees and/or 12 seasonal employees who have provided you with labor for more than 30 days.
Florida law dictates that a workers’ compensation plan is completely paid for by the employer and that no employee pays for any of his/her own medical care if the workers’ comp insurance accepts a claim.
Which injuries are covered?
Florida’s workers’ compensation insurance helps the victims of a wide range of situations, including all accidental injuries and diseases that originate in the workplace. Florida’s Worker’s compensation insurance helps the victims of a wide range of situations including all accidental injuries and diseases that originate in the work place. The only injury that is not covered under worker’s compensation insurance in Florida is a mental injury that does not result from a physical injury. For example, if you suffer a mental injury because of pain that is covered, but if you have suffered mental injury because of verbal abuse that would not be covered. Because of our expertise we will be able to assist you in determining if you have a compensable claim.
How we help
Despite a rigid set of guidelines that outline what is and isn’t covered by workers’ compensation insurance, victims still find themselves being denied payments that they are rightfully owed. We fight to get you the compensation you deserve from the insurance company. We attend hearings and negotiations to prove that your injuries fall within Florida’s workers’ compensation benefit program, so you can receive the payments to which you are entitled.
Contact our experienced workers’ compensation law firm to secure your benefits
Workers’ compensation benefits are available to anyone who falls within the guidelines of the program, but if you have been wrongly denied payment, we are here to help. Call Attorney Nora Leto at Kaylor, Kaylor & Leto, P.A. at 800.900.7734 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation regarding your case. We examine the evidence surrounding your injury and confirm whether or not you have been wrongly denied coverage. Our offices are located in Winter Haven, Lakeland, Sebring and Tampa.