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West Palm Beach Florida Workers Compensation Lawyer

Franks, Koenig, & Neuwelt

What to Know About Workers Compensation

If you sustained an injury while on the job, you might benefit from consulting with a West Palm Beach Florida workers compensation lawyer from Law Offices of Franks, Koenig & Neuwelt. Our legal team has been devoted to protecting the rights of working people for more than 100 years of combined service to our clients.

It is the legal right of an employee to receive workers compensation benefits for a work related injury or illness. The laws associated with workers compensation can vary by state. However, the overall goal is to cover medical costs and wage loss in the event of a job injury. Due to the many variables involved in eligibility, employees often choose to hire a West Palm Beach Florida workers compensation lawyer from Law Offices of Franks, Koenig & Neuwelt to oversee their claim.

Below are answers to common questions that many employees ask during the injury claim process:

Who Pays for Workers Compensation Benefits?

Many people believe the state pays for workers compensation benefits. However, it is actually your employer who is required by law to maintain a workers compensation insurance.

Can I Be Fired Due to Receiving Benefits?

The general rule is if you are disabled temporarily on workers compensation, your employer cannot retaliate by terminating your employment or laying you off. Your employer may choose to find a replacement in the event you already know you will not be returning to your job because of the injuries.

What If I Am Unable to Return to My Job?

Depending on your state, your employer may be able to offer you modified work or a different position with possibly lesser pay. If there is not a reasonable alternative job available, your employer will likely give you benefits for vocational rehabilitation. This is designed to help you get back into the workforce through job placement or training for another occupation. However, a workers compensation lawyer in West Palm Beach Florida can inform you of your rights as they apply to your uni

What are the Symptoms of an Industrial Injury/Illness?

There are injuries that can occur while on the job, but go overlooked by an employee for a long period of time. Symptoms of industrial injuries can include:

  • Hearing Loss: due to frequent exposure to loud noises over a long time period.
  • Heart Attack: work pressure or immense stress from your job may still have effects later down the line.
  • Hand Injuries: wrist pain, nerve damages or carpal tunnel due to repetitive hand movements.
  • Lung Problems: industrial chemicals that are exposed to employees can cause damage to lungs and result in breathing difficulties.
  • Back Pain: due to lifting heavy items or too much physical exertion.
  • Eye Injuries: eye strain and irritants in the air can damage vision.

Many employees choose to hire a West Palm Beach Florida workers compensation lawyer from the Law Offices of Franks, Koenig & Neuwelt if they feel their employer mishandled their injury claim or they are not receiving full benefits. If you feel as though your employer has retaliated against you due to filing a workers compensation claim, consider consulting a West Palm Beach Florida workers compensation lawyer as your rights may have been violated.

Workers Compensation Lawyer West Palm Beach Florida Respects

Please call us today at (561) 616-3800 to receive a free injury case evaluation with a West Palm Beach Florida workers compensation lawyer from Law Offices of Franks, Koenig & Neuwelt.

Common Workers Compensation Claims to Avoid

Getting injured at work can be devastating. However, the steps you take immediately afterward can affect your workers compensation benefits. Here are some common mistakes you should avoid:

  • Waiting Too Long to Report the Accident: When you suffer an accident at work, it can be overwhelming. You may need some time to regain your composure. However, you shouldn’t wait too long to report the accident to your employer. In Florida, you only have 30 days to report a workplace accident. Tell your boss when and where the accident occurred.
  • Not Hiring an Experienced Lawyer: If you have suffered an injury at work, it’s in your best interest to hire a West Palm Beach Florida workers compensation lawyer. He or she can help you fill out your claim without any errors and improve your chances of obtaining fair compensation. A skilled workers compensation lawyer has handled many similar cases and will know exactly what to expect. With a confident lawyer on your side, you will have a peace of mind about your situation.
  • Failing to Seek Immediate Medical Care: Some workers may not feel pain after a work accident and avoid seeing a doctor. However, you should understand that some injuries, like whiplash or concussions, don’t always present symptoms right away. If you don’t seek immediate medical attention, you can put your health at risk. Your employer may also reject your claim. They can argue that you aren’t truly hurt if you didn’t see a doctor right away.
  • Not Listening to Your Doctor’s Orders: After evaluating your injury, your doctor will recommend the best treatment. It’s important to take your doctor’s orders seriously for your recovery’s sake. If your doctor suggests going to physical therapy, you should attend all the appointments. If you get caught stopping your treatment early, you might not receive your workers compensation benefits.
  • Agreeing to a Settlement Without Question: If you file a workers compensation claim, your employer’s insurance company may try to offer you a settlement right away. However, don’t accept it without getting it reviewed by a West Palm Beach Florida workers compensation lawyer first.
  • Returning to Work Too Soon: If you start feeling better sooner than expected, you may be tempted to go back to work. Lying on the couch all day can get old fast. However, if you go back to work before your doctor’s approval, you risk reinjuring yourself.

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Contact us today for a free consultation so we can discuss your situtaion.  It is not only important to talk to an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer when you have been hurt on the job, it is also the best way to make sure that you receive proper medical services and lost wages you are entitled to under the law. After all, the Workers’ Compensation law was created to protect you – the employee.

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Gregory Diggs
Gregory Diggs
August 4, 2022.
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I recommend this law firm to anyone with a worker's compensation case. The staff does a great job and they treat you like family. Judd Koenig was my attorney and went the extra mile and then some more securing my a nice settlement of my case.
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August 3, 2022.
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Great Attorney thank you Eric Lakind and staff Attentive, friendly, answered ever questions got results when I could not do it myself Cynthia
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Lisa was my lawyer she asked me questions and was very helpful. She and her team communicated with me about my cause and I'm super happy with her service.i will definitely recommend her and her company
Jaime Ieli
Jaime Ieli
July 29, 2022.
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My husband was hurt and never dealt with an attorney before. He looked up attorneys online & thru the grace of God got Lissa Dorsey as his attorney & she was truly amazing! She was very involved, always returned our phone calls & made the whole process as easy for us as she possibly could while my husband treated with Dr's and started his healing process. I would recommend her to any & everyone without a doubt.
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Evelin Hernandez
July 21, 2022.
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Best law firm in Palm Beach County, Lisa and Kim were the best. I recommend this law firm to everyone.
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July 20, 2022.
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July 12, 2022.
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