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Workers’ Compensation Claims: Frequently Asked Questions

Franks, Koenig, & Neuwelt

Workers’ Compensation Claims: Frequently Asked Questions

West Palm Beach workers’ compensation attorney

Workers' Compensation Claims: Frequently Asked QuestionsIf you think you may need the help of a West Palm Beach workers’ compensation attorney, then the past few days or weeks probably seem like a blur. One minute, you were going about your day as usual, showing up for work and doing your job like always. The next minute, you were hurt, maybe on your way to the hospital or an urgent care facility. Now, here you are, injured and wondering how you will ever have the time, money, and energy you need to fully recover. On top of your injury and medical bills, you may also be trying to juggle the potentially overwhelming process of filing a workers’ compensation claim. Especially if this is your first time filing a workers’ compensation claim, you likely have what seems like a thousand questions. A workers’ compensation attorney serving West Palm Beach can be your best resource, but read on to find out some answers that may help you get started:

  • What is workers’ compensation? Workers’ compensation is a kind of insurance that your employer purchases to provide benefits to employees in the event they are injured during the course of their employment. The vast majority of employers who employ more than five employees are required by state and sometimes federal law to carry workers’ compensation for their employees. A good West Palm Beach workers’ compensation attorney will know state and federal law also provides minimum requirements that the workers’ compensation insurance must meet, including the kind and amount of compensation they must provide.
  • What kind of benefits can I receive? This is dictated by the terms of the workers’ compensation policy which, in turn, is dictated by the requirements of state and federal law. The kind of benefits you may be able to receive is also highly dependent on the facts of your case. Typically, however, you may be entitled to receive reimbursement for any medical bills related to your injury, money necessary to compensate you for permanent injury or disability, compensation for time missed from work, and money for future treatment including physical therapy, occupational therapy, and even job retraining.
  • What should I do if I think I qualify for workers’ compensation benefits? If you were hurt at work and if you believe your employer hires more than five employees, you are likely entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. The first step, then, is to report your injury to your employer. Workers’ compensation law requires that you report your injury to your employer very soon after you are hurt at work. Some states require you to report the injury within only a few days after your injury. To make sure that you do not lose your ability to recover benefits, make sure that you report your injury to your employer, ideally in writing, as soon as you are physically able.
  • Should I hire a workers’ compensation attorney? You do not need an attorney to file a workers’ compensation claim and receive benefits. However, hiring a competent and experienced workers’ compensation attorney in West Palm Beach can be invaluable. A workers’ compensation attorney for West Palm Beach can help you file your initial claim paperwork, can take over communication and negotiation with the workers’ compensation insurance company, can help you gather important documentation to substantiate your claim, and can serve as your advocate in the event that your employer or the workers’ compensation company disputes your claim. Consider calling an experienced West Palm Beach workers’ compensation attorney, like The Law Offices of Franks, Koenig & Neuwelt, today to find out what exactly they can do for you.

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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Devin Major
Devin Major
August 9, 2022.
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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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Cynthia Murray
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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Naisha Dorvilus
August 2, 2022.
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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.
Evelin Hernandez
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.
Tammy Dault
Tammy Dault
July 20, 2022.
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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.
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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.
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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!!!!

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