Your Workers Compensation Lawyer in Ocala, FL
Resolving Your Work Injury – Knowledgeable & Driven
Workplace accidents and Workers’ Compensation injuries from an on the job accident can be life changing events, not only for you as a worker, but for your family as well. No matter where you work, construction site, office job, store, etc., workplace accidents happen and become Workers’ Compensation matters. This makes a big difference when you have been hurt at work. When resolving your work injury, it requires a firm with an absolute and thorough knowledge of the Florida Workers’ Compensation Law, as well as knowledge of Personal Injury Law and other governmental benefit options that may be available to the injured worker. At J. W. Chalkley, III, P.A., your Ocala Workers’ Compensation Lawyer, we have the knowledge and resources readily available to assist our clients, the injured workers.
Workers’ Compensation is a system in which injured workers receive medical and monetary benefits no matter who causes the job-related accident. If an accident or illness is job-related, the injured worker receives medical benefits and may receive temporary monetary compensation.
In some cases, a claimant may receive permanent compensation and medical benefits for the rest of their life.
When should I file for Workers’ Compensation?
The injured worker needs to report the injury/illness to the employer immediately. Your case begins with the accurate and timely reporting of your job related accident. Even if your accident happens outside of Florida, you may still have a Florida Workers’ Compensation case.
When should I hire an attorney?
Now!! Your employer and their insurance company are already sending you to their doctors, who discuss your case with them, without your knowledge. Even if everything seems fine now, you really need us to monitor your case to prevent any lose of benefits being set up by the employer and/or insurance company.
I am eligible for Workers’ Compensation in Florida. What happens now?
There are very specific steps that we take prior to the filing of a claim for Workers’ Compensation. These steps include the following:
• Personal Interview (FREE consultation)
We will personally interview you to obtain the facts, nature and extent of damages you have incurred. Be prepared with any relevant documents and medical records for us.
Medical experts may be selected to review the facts and records and to consult with us on the medical issues.
• Case Analysis
We will review your opinions, along with the statutory and case law controlling at the time of your accident, disease or exposure. If you have any concerns about yours or a loved one’s legal rights resulting from an on the job injury, contact us immediately for a FREE consultation.