OCALA WORKERS' COMPENSATION LAWYER

OCALA WORKERS’ COMPENSATION LAWYER

If you suffer an injury on the job, the key is timing. Any work incident needs to be reported within 30 days of the incident to protect your legal rights. If you suffer an injury at work, or believe that pain you are experiencing is related to repetitive activities on the job, it is crucial not only to inform your employer as soon as possible of the injury, but also to contact an experienced attorney to learn of your legal rights. The law in Florida is complicated and intricate. You might be entitled to medical benefits and checks to cover either your lost time or loss of prior income. Typically, all attorney fees in workers’ compensation are paid either by the employer carrier, or on a contingency fee basis.

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION INFORMATION

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Due to the ever dwindling rights faced by injured workers, and the sometimes unfair treatment endured by such accident victims, Steven Wingo, Attorney at Law has begun working as referring counsel to help workers find quality attorneys who can assist them with their claim. If you have suffered an on the job injury, Mr. Wingo and his staff can work to pair you with an experienced lawyer specializing in workers’ compensation cases and will serve as co-counsel on your behalf to ensure you are protected.

WHICH EMPLOYERS ARE REQUIRED TO CARRY COVERAGE?

  • Employers who have four or more employees
  • Construction employers with one or more employees (including themselves)
  • State or local government
  • Farmer with 5 regular employees or 12 workers for seasonal labor lasting more than 30 days

WHAT MEDICAL TREATMENT IS COVERED?

Your employer is responsible for providing necessary medical treatment through their insurance carrier, which includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Doctor’s visits
  • Hospitalization
  • Physical therapy
  • Prescriptions
  • Medical tests
  • Prosthesis

If your accident requires emergency treatment, be sure to tell the E.R. that you were hurt on the job; give the hospital the name and contact name of your employer or insurance carrier. Do not go to your own private doctor for medical treatment. The insurance carrier must authorize which doctor treats you.

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION BENEFITS AVAILABLE

The types of benefits for lost wages include:

  • Temporary Total Disability (66 2/3% of your regular wages)
  • Temporary Partial Disability
  • Impairment Benefits
  • Permanent Total Disability
  • Death Benefits (up to $150,000)

UNCOVERING THE TRUTH & HOLDING RESPONSIBLE PARTIES ACCOUNTABLE

Unraveling who and what caused an accident can be a complex challenge. While working closely with you to gain an understanding of your injuries and personal needs, Attorney Steven Wingo prioritizes thorough investigation, including the gathering of physical evidence and witness testimony.

In a range of situations, the investigation may reveal:

  • A design defect or unsafe shortcoming in a piece of equipment or machinery
  • Negligence by a construction contractor, maintenance provider, consultant, etc.
  • Fault and liability on the part of another driver involved in a car accident

CONSTANT FOCUS ON YOUR RECOVERY AND FUTURE WELL-BEING

Helping injured workers get quality medical treatment and compensation that enables them to pay for that treatment is a constant priority for Mr. Wingo. The firm is also prepared to handle on-the-job wrongful death suits, working hard to demonstrate the full financial and emotional impact on families.

If you believe you need an Ocala workers’ compensation lawyer, you may benefit even more from efforts of a resourceful injury lawyer. For a free evaluation after a serious job accident, call 888-900-0659.