1

Get started today

Schedule Your Free Consultation Today!

Fill out the form and someone from our team will contact you. 

Free Consultation

Workers’ Comp West Palm Beach

Franks, Koenig, & Neuwelt

Workers’ Comp West Palm Beach

Workers’ Comp - West Palm Beach

 

When you’ve been injured in an accident at work, in most cases, you will be covered by workers’ compensation insurance. If you have missed time at work due to the injury, you may be entitled to recover lost wages, as well. However, several criteria must be met for workers to be covered under workers’ comp insurance and entitled to benefits. If you are unsure of whether you’re entitled to workers’ compensation coverage (or you know you aren’t but think you should be due to a worker misclassification error, etc.), please connect with an experienced West Palm Beach workers’ comp attorney at The Law Offices of Franks, Koenig, & Neuwelt today. Our team can help you to explore your legal options. Even if you aren’t entitled to workers’ compensation benefits, you may have alternative legal solutions available at this time.

Employment Status

To receive workers’ comp benefits, you must be classified as an employee, not a seasonal worker or contractor. Some companies may also be exempt from providing workers’ comp for their employees, based on size or industry. It is worth noting that misclassification errors happen far more frequently than you might think. If you aren’t classified as an employee but think you might be misclassified, contact a West Palm Beach workers’ comp attorney for assistance. 

Work Accident 

If the injury was sustained while you were performing a work-related duty, workers’ compensation insurance should pay for any medical bills as a result of the accident. Work-related means that it occurred at the job site or while performing your job. An example is if you are injured in a car accident while traveling for work or traveling between work sites. In most cases, the accident will not be considered work-related if you are injured in an accident while traveling to or home from work.

Medical Bills

Workers’ comp will pay for medical costs stemming from the work-related accident. Services from physicians, hospitals and ambulances are all covered expenses. However, each state has different laws governing workers’ comp and the related costs that are covered. A West Palm Beach workers’ comp attorney can help you to sort out which expenses should be covered by workers’ comp and which might be considered out-of-pocket. 

Lost Wages

Generally, an employee is entitled to some reimbursement for wages lost due to absence stemming from a work-related injury. Based on state law, an injured worker generally must have missed at least 7 calendar days, including weekends, before they can receive any compensation for lost salary. That means that benefits are payable starting on the 8th day. If a worker misses 14 days of work, they can receive payment for the first 7 days that they lost, along with the rest of the days. If an employee misses 7 days or less due to an injury sustained on the job, they are not entitled to receive payments for lost wages.

Consecutive Days

Time missed from work does not have to be consecutive. In other words, if you were initially off work for 5 days, then missed additional days due to pain, treatment, etc., the total number of days without pay can be totaled to determine whether benefits for disability or lost wages are due. However, there are exceptions to every major workers’ compensation general rule. If you don’t meet certain criteria, an exception may apply in your case. Contact a West Palm Beach workers’ comp attorney today for more information. 

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.

Call 24/7

See what Our Clients Have To Say

Florida’s Most Trusted Workers’ Comp Attorneys

Devin Major
Devin Major
August 9, 2022.
Verified
Best team I had ever working for me I really hope anybody who needs legal advise call them
Gregory Diggs
Gregory Diggs
August 4, 2022.
Verified
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.
Cynthia Murray
Cynthia Murray
August 3, 2022.
Verified
Great Attorney thank you Eric Lakind and staff Attentive, friendly, answered ever questions got results when I could not do it myself Cynthia
Naisha Dorvilus
Naisha Dorvilus
August 2, 2022.
Verified
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.
Verified
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.
Evelin Hernandez
Evelin Hernandez
July 21, 2022.
Verified
Best law firm in Palm Beach County, Lisa and Kim were the best. I recommend this law firm to everyone.
Tammy Dault
Tammy Dault
July 20, 2022.
Verified
Wasn't sure how it would work with me being in one town and lawyer in another but it all worked out in the end thank you for all your hard work.
Brandon moore
Brandon moore
July 19, 2022.
Verified
Great understanding lawyers! They were great in getting me a fair settlement and quick to respond to any questions I had. Thanks Kim and Lisa!
john heller
john heller
July 12, 2022.
Verified
They were always responsive to my calls did an excellent job of getting everything I needed. When it came time To settle my case Andy and J did an excellent job I’m very happy with the outcome and very happy with this law firm I would highly recommend them!!!!

Get in touch with us

Schedule Your Free Consultation Today!

Remember, the consultation is free, and if you choose The Law Offices of Franks, Koenig & Neuwelt to represent you, you won’t pay for our services unless we win a settlement for you.

Why Choose Us

N

Experience

A combined 100 years of experience in work-related injuries 

N

We know how to fight insurance companies

We make sure you are not taken advantage of, even when powerful insurance companies who are notorious for trying to deny your care.

N

A Passion For Advocacy

Every person on our team has a passion for helping people and fighting for their rights.