At Pilka & Associates, P.A., we are committed to protecting the rights of injured clients in West and Central Florida. When an employee is injured at work, in most cases, workers' compensation coverage should allow the employer to immediately provide medical and wage loss benefits. However, this system has been through many changes in the last decade and oftentimes employees are unsure what benefits they may be entitled to or what options they have when they are no longer satisfied with their medical provider. Our goal is to help those injured at work, regardless of fault, to gain the fair compensation they deserve.
That is why our attorneys provide a free initial consultation and professional legal representation on a contingency fee basis (we only get paid after clients receive a money settlement or award) for clients who suffer from an accident related injury in connection with their employment.
Potential workers' compensation injuries can include:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Trucking accidents
- Slip and fall injuries
- Repetitive trauma injuries, such as carpel tunnel syndrome
- Exposure injuries
- Burn/toxic chemical injuries
- Injuries caused by dangerous products or equipment
- Intentional injuries caused by another
- Construction injuries
- Catastrophic injuries
- Wrongful death
Oftentimes injured workers do not think they qualify for workers' compensation benefits because of pre-existing medical conditions or because they were responsible for their own injury at work. Workers' compensation coverage serves to protect employees injured in the course and scope of their employment, regardless of fault. This means that even if your work place accident was caused in part or in full by your own actions, you may still be entitled to medical care and wage loss benefits. Additionally, even if you have had a similar injury or medical condition in the past, you may be entitled to medical care and other benefits for an aggravation or exacerbation of a pre-existing injury.
The full-service difference
Pilka & Associates, P.A.'s attorneys are familiar with this administrative area of law and will help you understand your rights and remedies available under Florida Workers' Compensation, and fully explain the legal process in the course of pursing justice on your behalf. Other firms may coax you into settling your case early. This may not be in your best interest and often requires you to resign from your employment. A workers' compensation attorney at Pilka & Associates, P.A. works diligently on your behalf to review the benefits you are receiving to ensure they are correct, monitor your ongoing care, and ultimately obtain the maximum recovery to which you are entitled under the law. Because we do not simply recommend settling in every case, we have amassed expert negotiation and trial skills that we leverage to aggressively pursue any appropriate legal avenue. We work hard to ensure that your individual rights as an injured worker are protected.