A Lawyer Board-Certified By The Florida Bar
If you were injured on the job, you have the right to pursue workers' compensation benefits. Florida has a no-fault system, which means you do not need to prove that your employer was negligent. You only need to prove that you were on the job when the injury occurred and that your injury is work-related. While in theory you are automatically entitled to benefits, the reality is that the system is complicated and not friendly to workers.
At The Law Offices of Keith C. Warnock, P.A., Mr. Warnock represents employees in all types of on-the-job injury claims. As a Daytona Beach workers' compensation lawyer, he has been advocating for injured workers' rights for decades. He is also board-certified in workers' compensation by the Florida Bar. This honor recognizes his extensive legal knowledge, vast trial experience, high standing in the legal community and dedication to providing ethical representation.
If you have been injured on the job, call 386-675-1148 for a free consultation.
Work Injury Attorney For Palm Coast And All Of Central Florida
Workplace injuries encompass a wide range of physical conditions, including:
- Neck, spine and lower back injuries
- Construction accidents
- Slip-and-fall claims
- Inhalation of toxic fumes/chemical exposure
- Repetitive stress injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome
- Rotator cuff injuries
- Burn injuries
- Head injuries
- Broken bones/orthopedic injuries
- Eye injuries
- Lifting injuries
- Occupational illnesses and diseases
- Heavy equipment/machinery accidents
Types Of Available Benefits
As your attorney, Mr. Warnock will help you pursue workers' compensation benefits for all your medical expenses. If you are unable to work due to your injury, he can also pursue wage-loss benefits on your behalf. Mr. Warnock understands the complexities of the system and can explain to you how the following benefits and limits may come in play in your specific case:
- Temporary Total Disability (TTD) benefits
- Temporary Partial Disability (TPD) benefits
- Impairment Benefits (IB)
- Maximum Medical Improvement (MMI)
Time Limits For Reporting On-The-Job Injuries
When you are injured at work, you must report the accident to your employer within 30 days. He or she then has seven days to notify the insurance company of your claim. If your employer does not report your claim, you can request free legal assistance from the appropriate government agency. Mr. Warnock is also available to address your concerns and formulate a plan of action.
Third-Party Claims Can Result In Additional Compensation
If you were injured on the job by a third party, such as a vendor, supplier or contractor who does not work for your employer, you may be entitled to pursue a third-party personal injury claim for compensation. This may involve damages for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Attorney Warnock will evaluate your situation and determine if you have a valid third-party claim.
Handling Complex Insurance Issues On Your Behalf
If you receive a letter from the insurance company offering you a settlement, it is wise to consult with a lawyer before accepting it. Sometimes, injuries require ongoing care that insurance companies do not take into account.
An experienced attorney like Mr. Warnock will work to protect your rights and ensure that you have the money you need for not only your current needs, but also for any injury-related expenses that may arise in the future.
Contact The Law Offices Of Keith C. Warnock, P.A.
If you feel like you are trapped in the Florida workers' compensation system and getting nowhere, call The Law Offices of Keith C. Warnock, P.A., at 386-675-1148, or contact his firm online. Because he handles workers' comp cases on a contingency fee basis, you owe nothing until he obtains benefits for you.