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Tampa Workers’ Compensation Lawyer

No one gets ready for work with the thought of what would happen to them or their family if they were hurt on the job. Yet, it happens to hundreds of thousands of Americans each year. Around 3,000 people are killed on the job, leaving their family without the income they need. If you’re hurt on the job, a Tampa workers’ compensation lawyer can help you get the benefits that you deserve.Don’t fight the insurance companies alone. Let us put our decades of experience and knowledge to work for you.

If you’re hurt on the job, you have rights. Workers’ compensation is a form of insurance that most employers much have if they’re going to do business in Florida. It is state law. When an employee gets hurt, they have the legal right to file a workers compensation claim. This coverage is provided to employees at no cost.

Workers’ compensation helps injured workers by providing several benefits. The most common workers’ compensation benefits include:

  • Medical care. One of the hallmarks of workers’ compensation is that it helps workers get the medical care that they need for their injuries. This includes, but isn’t limited to, emergency medical care, prescriptions, crutches, hospital stays, follow-up visits, surgery, and physical therapy.
  • Lost wages. Some workers are eligible to receive a portion of their lost wages. There are certain guidelines that must be met to receive this benefit.
  • Disability. Workers’ compensation also provides injured workers with temporary and permanent disability payments if they meet the qualifications.
  • Vocational rehab. For workers who will not be able to return to their original line of work, they may be eligible to enroll in vocational rehab to learn new skills that will enable them to return to the workforce.
  • Funeral expenses. For families who lose their loved one from an on the job injury, you may be eligible to receive funeral 

Disparti Law Group Accident & Injury Lawyers will pursue a jury trial to help our client obtain justice

Is a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Really Necessary?

The short answer is yes. It really is a necessity to work with a qualified Tampa workers’ compensation lawyer if you’re hurt on the job. Even if you have a great relationship with your employer and you believe that they want to do the right thing, you have to understand three things:

  1. Workers’ compensation is a form of insurance that your employers pays for.
  2. Insurance companies are in the business of making money. They don’t always treat an injured worker in a way that is fair or that looks toward the worker’s best interest.
  3. A claim can drive up the cost of the insurance for your employer. Because of this, they may pressure you to settle for less than your claim is worth.

Although carrying a workers insurance policy is law, insurance companies still want to make money. This means that they will often pay out as little as possible. A Tampa workers’ compensation attorney has one job: to look out for your best interest and help you get the benefits that you need. Disparti Law Group Accident & Injury Lawyers can even help you file your workers’ compensation claim.

Don’t sign anything given to you by your employer or the workers’ compensation insurance company until you talk to us first. If you sign a settlement agreement, you could lose your right to future medical care if you need it and you could end up getting far less than your claim is worth.

If you’ve been hurt on the job, Disparti Law Group Accident & Injury Lawyers provides free initial consultations. An experienced Tampa workers’ compensation lawyer can help explain your rights and protect your legal rights. Don’t wait. Schedule your free consultation.