Workers' Comp Overview
Tampa, Florida Workers' Comp Claims
In Florida, the majority of employers are required by law to carry workers' comp coverage for their employees. This includes all employers with four or more employees, construction industry employers with one or more employee/s, any state or local government agency, and any farming employers with more than 5 regular employees and/or 12 or more workers for seasonal agricultural labor. Workers' comp insurance covers all types of work-related accidents, injuries and illnesses:
- Accidents at work
- Repetitive motion injuries
- Illness or injury caused by toxic exposure
- Illness or injury from exposure to loud noises, light, heat or other dangerous conditions
- Work-related auto accidents
- Assaults or attacks at the workplace
- Any injuries sustained in the performance of one's job duties
If any of the above topics is related to the type of injury or accident you have experienced, you may be entitled to benefits. It is helpful to discuss the matter with a Tampa workers' comp lawyer who can answer your specific questions and address your concerns in this regard.
Workers' Comp Attorney Serving Tampa
You will need to report your injury to your employer and take other specific steps when filing for workers' compensation in the Tampa area. When you have an attorney at your side during this process, you can rest assured that your legal rights will be protected and your case properly represented so you have the best opportunity of recovering the full financial benefits to which you may be entitled. Should any issue arise regarding the value or validity of your claim, your lawyer can address this immediately. If your claim is denied, your lawyer can work to file an appeal on your behalf.
Tampa Workers' Comp Attorney
at Smith & Stallworth today for a free consultation regarding your case.