Jacksonville Workers Compensation Attorneys
Florida workers injured on the job have the right to workers' compensation payments.
Workers' compensation is supposed to help pay medical bills and living expenses for people who were injured at work -- regardless of whose fault the injury was. But some employers twist the truth about workplace accidents in an effort to wiggle out of paying expensive workers' compensation benefits. That's where we come in. At Farah & Farah, our workplace litigation results include:
- A $1.56 million recovery for the sons of a woman wrongfully killed by dangerous machinery at her workplace.
- A $198,559 verdict for a woman who broke her ankle after slipping on a puddle of water in the break room at her workplace. Building maintainers had failed to fix a leaky faucet that created the puddle, even after prior notice. We took them to court and won $198.559 for the victim, formerly a very active woman.
If your claim has been denied, we can help you negotiate -- or take it to a jury.
The system was set up to help workers who are unable to make a living because they were injured at work. But often, the system works against an employee without the time, resources or money to fight big insurance companies and employers who refuse to meet their legal responsibilities. The Jacksonville workers' compensation lawyers at Farah & Farah can even the playing field. With more than 25 years of experience, we aren't fooled by the common tricks that insurance companies use to avoid paying legitimate claims. We can step in and negotiate with an employer or an insurance agent, leaving you to concentrate on the important work of getting better.
If the situation is appropriate, we are also prepared to go to court with a Florida workers' compensation lawsuit. While accepting workers compensation benefits usually bars you from suing your employer, it doesn't take away your right to sue any other party that contributed to your injury. That includes companies that make unsafe, defective products as well as individuals or subcontracting companies. If your employer created a workplace where an injury was bound to happen, you may be able to sue even while you receive benefits. And if your employer did something outright illegal -- such as firing you merely for filing a Florida workers' compensation claim, or failing to carry workers' compensation insurance in the first place -- you have every right to take your claim to court.
If you have an injury and can't work, with sky-high medical bills piling up, the deck is already stacked against you. If you're also up against a big company that stubbornly refuses to meet its own legal obligations, let us be the ace up your sleeve. We can negotiate with a stubborn insurance company, remind employers of their legal duties and, if necessary, fight assertively for you in court.
For a free consultation on your workers' compensation claim, call today and speak to one of our skilled Jacksonville workers comp lawyers at (800) 533-3555.