West Palm Beach Work Injury Lawyer
Results-Focused West Palm Beach Work Injury Lawyer Advocates on Behalf of Employees Hurt on the Job in Palm Beach County and Throughout South Florida
If you suffer an injury in your job, it can have devastating impacts on your life, especially when you need extensive medical treatment or miss time from work. Fortunately, the law in Florida provides options for injured employees to get the financial resources they need to assist them through recovery from physical injury or illness. If you need help after being injured at work, turn to a West Palm Beach work injury lawyer from Gonzalez & Cartwright, P.A.
Since 2010, the attorneys of our firm have dedicated themselves to advocating for the rights and interests of our clients in Palm Beach County and throughout South Florida. We understand that things can seem frightening after sustaining a work injury. You can trust that our attorneys will take the time to visit you in your home or at the hospital after a work accident to get to know you and understand your needs, concerns and goals. We will also quickly get to work preparing your case and pursuing the full financial recovery you deserve.
After you have been hurt on the job, reach out to Gonzalez & Cartwright, P.A. for a free, no-obligation case evaluation to discuss your legal rights and options with an experienced West Palm Beach work injury lawyer from our legal team.
Legal Options Following a Work Injury
If you were injured at work, you may have several legal options for recovering financial compensation for expenses and losses you sustained due to your injuries. First, you are likely entitled to receive workers’ compensation benefits for a work injury. All eligible employees in Florida are entitled to workers’ comp benefits after being injured in the course and scope of their employment. Workers’ compensation benefits can include:
- Covering the cost of all reasonable and necessary medical and rehabilitative services for the work injury.
- Partial wage replacement for lost income when missing time from work during recovery.
- Financial payments if you suffer permanent disabilities due to your work injury.
Workers’ compensation is a “no-fault” system, meaning that your employer does not need to bear any fault for your work injury to be obligated to pay you workers’ comp benefits.
In addition to workers’ compensation, you may also be entitled to pursue a personal injury claim. Under Florida’s workers’ comp law, you normally cannot pursue a personal injury claim against your employer for a work injury; workers’ compensation is your sole legal recourse against your employer. But when a third party outside of your employer bears responsibility for causing your injury, you can pursue a personal injury claim against that third party in addition to seeking workers’ comp benefits. Examples of circumstances that may give rise to a third-party personal injury claim include:
- You were injured by another driver in a motor vehicle accident that occurred while you were driving somewhere in furtherance of your work duties (such as to a client site).
- You were hurt due to a dangerous property condition when visiting a client’s site in the course of your job duties.
- You suffered injury due to defective equipment.
A West Palm Beach Work Injury Lawyer Will Fight to Recover Maximum Compensation for You
When you choose Gonzalez & Cartwright, P.A. to help you after suffering an injury at work, you can expect that a West Palm Beach work injury lawyer from our legal team will handle all the aspects of pursuing your rights and your legal claim, including:
- Reviewing the facts and evidence of the work accident that caused your injuries.
- Discussing your legal rights and options with you, including your options for pursuing workers’ compensation benefits or a personal injury claim.
- Documenting your injuries and losses.
- Filing your legal claims, pursuing settlement negotiations where appropriate to secure fair and full compensation for you.
- Taking your case to formal hearings and to court, if litigation represents the best option for securing the best possible outcome in your case.
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Call Gonzalez & Cartwright, P.A. Today for a Free Case Evaluation with a West Palm Beach Work Injury Lawyer from Our Firm
When you have been injured at work, you have legal rights and options to recover compensation to help with your medical expenses and to help make up for lost wages and income. Contact Gonzalez & Cartwright, P.A. for a free initial consultation to learn more about how a West Palm Beach work injury lawyer from our firm will leave no stone unturned in securing maximum financial resources for you.
About West Palm Beach, FL
The city of West Palm Beach is located in Palm Beach County, Florida, serving as the county seat. Incorporated in 1894 as the first municipality of Dade County, which back then spanned all of present-day South Florida, West Palm Beach saw rapid growth in the early 20th century from agriculture, tourism, and the Florida land boom of the 1920s. Although West Palm Beach suffered setbacks following the 1928 Okeechobee hurricane, the area experienced another population boom from World War II veterans moving to the area after the war. While suburban sprawl in South Florida drew resources away from West Palm Beach’s downtown areas in the latter half of the 20th century, recent years have seen redevelopment efforts combined with the preservation of the city’s historic architecture.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Work Injuries in West Palm Beach, FL
Because workers’ compensation is considered a “no-fault” system, you should automatically be entitled to workers’ comp benefits when you suffer an injury at work or in the course and scope of your employment. However, if your employer denies your claim for workers’ comp benefits for your work injury, or if you believe you are not receiving the full amount of benefits you are legally entitled to you, you need a workers’ comp lawyer to help you pursue a formal claim to ensure you receive the benefits you need and deserve.
When you need a workers’ comp lawyer, you should hire an attorney as soon as possible in the process. You have only a limited time to begin pursuing a claim for workers’ comp benefits. In addition, the longer you wait to get help from a workers’ comp lawyer, the more likely that evidence important to proving your case may be lost. In addition, you deserve to not have to wait to get the workers’ comp benefits you are entitled to under Florida law.