Miami Workers’ Compensation Lawyers
Financial Justice for Injured Workers & Their Families in Florida You give your employer so much — time, effort, energy, and passion. In return, you expect fair compensation and a safe place to work. Should you ever suffer an injury in the course of your job duties, you expect your employer to do the right thing by you. The law in Florida expects that too. And so do we. For decades, the Miami Workers’ Compensation lawyers at Kaire & Heffernan, LLC have fought to get on-the-job injury victims the financial compensation they deserve. Florida established its Workers’ Compensation system so that employees could automatically get medical care and compensation for their suffering. Unfortunately, employers and insurance companies have abused that system, frequently denying claims or offering injured workers far less than they deserve. Making matters worse, the state system is so mired in red tape that it is almost impossible to rely on the government to deliver true justice. These employers and insurance companies are good at what they do. They know how to get away with paying you less than you’re owed — and if you let, them they will. But haven’t you given your employer enough? It’s time that they and their insurers look out for you. After all, you suffered the injury while making them money. The Miami Workers’ Compensation lawyers at Kaire & Heffernan, LLC are ready to fight for you. We care about our clients, and we have an exceptional record of success. If you’ve been injured on the job, please contact our office and learn more about what we can do for you.
What Can You Recover in a Florida Workers’ Compensation Lawsuit?
In Florida, Workers’ Compensation benefits may include:
- Medical expenses (doctor and hospital bills, rehabilitation costs, medications, etc.)
- Temporary disability benefits (compensation for lost wages while away from work)
- Permanent disability benefits (lost wages and relevant living expenses caused by your inability to return to work after an injury)
- Death benefits (paid to particular family members after an employee is killed in a job-related incident)
It’s important to note that the following generally are not available in Workers’ Compensation claims:
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Punitive damages
- Other forms of personal injury compensation that are not specifically provided for under the Workers’ Compensation rules
Going Outside the Florida Workers’ Compensation System
In many cases, we are able to take additional action against third parties. In other words, beyond merely suing your employer, if other parties contributed to your accident, we may be able to file suit against those third parties and recover additional compensation for you. Notably, these third-party lawsuits fall outside of the Florida Workers’ Compensation system, so we are then able to pursue the full range of damages available in personal injury lawsuits. Often, our clients recover more in these third-party lawsuits than in the Workers’ Comp claim itself. Third-party defendants might include:
- Vehicle drivers
- State or local governments
- Property owners
- Contractors / sub-contractors (see Miami construction accidents)
- Equipment manufacturers
- The medical personnel who treat your work-related injuries
- Any other party whose negligence contributes to your injuries
The experienced work injury lawyers in Miami FL office can thoroughly investigate your injury and identify every available source of compensation in your case.
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If you’ve been injured in the course of your job duties, our office can help. We will not charge for our services unless and until we get you money. Time limits apply, though, so you should contact our office and schedule a free consultation as soon as you can. Miami work injury lawyers are here to help.