West Palm Beach, Florida Workers’ Compensation Lawyer
Have you been hurt while working for a West Palm Beach, Florida employer? If so, you may be able to get workers’ compensation benefits. Attorneys Jo Ann Hoffman and Associates, P.A. are very experienced in both workers’ compensation law and personal injury law. Our West Palm Beach office is located at Okeechobee Boulevard and Interstate 95, near City Place. Workers’ compensation benefits can help pay for both your medical bills and your lost wages while not at work. Also, workers’ compensation is not just for injuries that happen at work. It can also apply to injuries that happen outside of work if you were still “on the clock.” One example of this is if you are hurt while running an errand for your employer. You don’t have to be hurt while working for a West Palm Beach employer for Attorneys Jo Ann Hoffman and Associates to help you. We have over 70 years of combined experience helping people who were hurt in the State of Florida with their workers’ compensation claims, no matter where they live. If you do not live nearby, we have free telephone consultations to talk about your potential claim.
Did you know that, according to the most recent Florida Division of Workers’ Compensation numbers, 26,140 employees were hurt in Florida in 2008? With so many Florida employees being injured, it is very important that you have an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer to help you if you have been hurt on the job. We have a knowledgeable team of lawyers at Attorneys Jo Ann Hoffman and Associates, P.A. who will work with you to help you get the most workers’ compensation benefits that you deserve under the law.
Please look at this important information about Florida workers’ compensation if you or a family member have been hurt on the job:
- You must tell your employer about your injury no later than 30 days after your injury, or your claim may be denied.
- Your employer must tell its insurance company about your injury within 7 days after you report your injury to your employer.
- Your employer’s insurance company must send you an informational brochure about workers’ compensation within 3 days after your employer tells the insurance company about your injury.
- If you qualify for workers’ compensation benefits, you don’t have to pay for any medical bills related to your on-the-job injury.
- In most cases where you qualify for workers’ compensation benefits, you are able to get a benefit check every two weeks for 66% of your average weekly salary.
- Even in cases of the worst kinds of on-the-job injuries, you are only able to get benefit checks for up to 104 weeks (that is, 2 years).
- It is against the law for your employer to fire you because you have filed or have tried to file a workers’ compensation claim.
- You don’t qualify to get unemployment compensation if you are already getting workers’ compensation benefits. Do not apply for unemployment compensation or you will be guilty of unemployment compensation fraud, a third-degree felony.
There are many things in workers’ compensation cases that must be handled quickly. So if you have just been hurt while working, please call Attorneys Jo Ann Hoffman and Associates, P.A. in West Palm Beach, Florida at (561) 835-0655 today. If you think you have a case, you can fill out our online CONTACT US form and email it to our office. We accept all of our cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that we never charge you any fees or costs unless we get monies from your employer’s insurance companies. Also, our consultations are always free. We look forward to your call and to helping you.
For more information on workers’ compensation injuries, please visit our Florida Workers Compensation Lawyers Blog.