Palm Beach Work Injury Attorneys
It’s a question Palm Beach, Flordia work injury attorneys hear often: “How much money will I receive every week?”. The answer varies according to the person’s circumstances. In fact, it can vary quite a bit which is why if you suffered a serious injury at work, it may be beneficial to contact the Law Offices of Franks, Koenig & Neuwelt to make sure you are not cheated out of your rightful benefits. We work with injured employees from all backgrounds and vocations in the Palm Beach community so there is a very good chance that we can help you too. Before we take a case, we offer a free, no-obligation consultation. This way, if you do not need a workers’ compensation lawyer you can find out at the beginning of the process, and without having paid any fees.
Consider the Severity of Your Injuries
All injuries, big and small, can happen at work. If you do sustain a work-related injury, you are entitled to medical care and possibly lost wages. Don’t let your employer tell you if you have been injured or not. Only you know if you have been injured. Our Palm Beach work injury attorneys will review your claim, your injury, your medical records, and diagnosis to determine what benefits you are owed and devise a plan to get them for you. If your employer’s workers’ compensation carrier denies your claim, we will fight them on your behalf
Workers’ Compensation Benefits Vary by State
Other factors that influence the types and amount of benefits that a worker is qualified to receive include the state in which their employer is located. Each state has its own guidelines. This can become complicated if an employee works at a company with offices located in different states. Also, an employer may try to take advantage of this situation by claiming one state’s guidelines that favor them, despite the accident occurring in another state. Though unusual, these circumstances warrant consulting experienced work injury attorneys in Palm Beach to gain clarity on the matter and protect your rights.
Active Workers’ Compensation Claims
As work injury attorneys in Palm Beach will tell you, obtaining benefits is just the first part. We seek to get injured workers all of the benefits available under the law. This includes medical care and lost wages. But what happens when your work comp doctors don’t listen, don’t help, or just don’t care. Our Palm Beach work injury lawyers have more than 100 years of combined experience helping injured workers when their assigned doctors won’t.
If you were injured at work and would like to know more about whether or not Palm Beach work injury attorneys can help you, contact the Law Offices of Franks, Koenig & Neuwelt for a free consultation.
What Are the Most Common Kinds of Worker Injuries?
If you have suffered an injury at work, it is important to understand that you are not alone. Especially if your injury is severe and/or is currently keeping you from working at the moment, your situation may feel quite isolating. However, there are millions of American workers who have suffered injuries or contracted illnesses as a result of job-related situations. Sometimes, knowing that you are not alone can help to inspire necessary action. For example, if you have yet to connect with experienced Palm Beach work injury attorneys in order to explore your legal options, you may be subconsciously struggling with concerns that doing so would be an imposition or unfounded or dramatic in some way. Please be assured that scheduling a consultation with the legal team at Franks, Koenig, & Neuwelt is a well-founded, smart and healthy choice. If you have been injured or made ill on the job, you do not do anyone a service by failing to explore your options. Plus, consultations are risk-free and do not commit you to taking action, so there is no harm in seeking some legal guidance at this time.
The “When” and “Why” of Worker Injuries
According to the National Safety Council, an American worker is hurt on the job every seven seconds. That statistic translates to more than 12,000 workers injured every single day. This organization reports that the most common injuries resulting in lost days of work result from overexertion, contact with objects/equipment and slips, trips and falls. While there are some industries that are more dangerous than others (commercial fishing, logging, trucking, construction, and manufacturing, just to name a few), workplace injuries occur in every single industry in the U.S.
As you can see, there are so many unsafe working conditions in America that accidents usually signal that more than one worker on a job site is at risk of harm at any given time. It is partially for this reason that it is so important to connect with experienced Palm Beach work injury attorneys if you have been hurt on the job. Reporting your situation (anonymously, if you so choose) and/or acting to obtain any compensation you may be entitled to can help to ensure a safer working environment for everyone else.
When to Settle
Although many workers’ compensation insurance companies will react quickly to dispute an injured worker’s claim, Palm Beach work injury attorneys know that there are some cases where the insurance company may be a little too eager to quickly offer a settlement to the injured worker. This often happens when the company knows that there is no way to get out of paying the claim because the injury is serious and they have an idea what the final cost of the injury could end up costing the company in medical bills and wage replacement benefits.