Orlando Workers’ Compensation Lawyer
If you have been hurt on the job or suffered a work-related illness, you must take steps to protect your rights. You may be able to receive workers’ compensation benefits. These benefits can pay your medical bills. They can also replace a portion of the wages you lose while your condition keeps you from working.
Attorney Frank M. Eidson, Orlando workers’ compensation lawyer, has more than two decades of experience with helping workers in Orlando, Winter Park and throughout Florida to obtain workers’ compensation benefits. He understands the important role these benefits play in his clients’ lives. He personally handles each case from beginning to end and fights for his clients every step of the way.
To receive a free consultation with Frank M. Eidson, P.A., contact us today. You will pay no legal fees unless you collect the benefits you deserve.
Workplace Accidents and Illnesses
The U.S. Department of Labor estimates that 4.1 million people suffer a workplace injury each year, including:
- Head and traumatic brain injuries
- Back and spinal cord injuries
- Knee injuries
- Ankle and foot injuries
- Hip injuries
- Shoulder injuries
- Hand and wrist injuries
- Eye injuries
- Burn injuries
- Loss of limb and amputations.
Some injuries result from traumatic events such as:
- Falls from roofs or ladders and scaffolding or through unguarded openings
- Being struck by falling objects
- Electrical accidents
- Power tool and machinery accidents
- Crane accidents
- Forklift and other workplace vehicle accidents.
Other injuries develop over time such as slipped disks or carpal tunnel syndrome.
Construction and industrial jobs tend to produce a high number of workplace accidents. However, a worker in any line of work can be hurt and deserves legal protection.
What You Should Do After You Are Hurt or Become Ill from Your Job
Within 30 days after your work accident or being diagnosed with a work-related injury or illness, make sure to report it to your employer. You can report it to your supervisor, manager or human resources department.
Your employer should report your claim to its workers’ compensation insurer within seven days after you give notice. The insurer should then send you information about your claim and your rights within three days. If the insurer fails to acknowledge your claim within two weeks, you may have to report your injury or illness directly to the insurer.
If your employer refuses to report your injury or illness, or if the insurer denies your claim, you should contact workplace accident attorney, Frank M. Eidson, P.A., right away. Our firm can help you to navigate your claim through the complex process that lies ahead.
How an Orlando Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Can Help You
As an injured or ill employee, you may be eligible to recover benefits that include:
- Medical benefits – All reasonable and necessary medical treatment arising from your work-related injury or illness should be covered. This includes surgery, hospitalization, rehabilitation, assistive devices and even travel costs related to your medical care.
- Lost wage benefits – If you suffer a temporary or permanent disability, you may be able to receive bi-weekly checks that equal two-thirds of the pay you earned prior to your injury or illness.
If you have lost a loved one to a work-related injury or occupational disease, you may be eligible to receive death benefits through Florida’s workers’ compensation system.
A workers’ compensation insurer that refuses to pay you will have legal representation. You should be represented as well.
Orlando workers’ compensation lawyer, Frank M. Eidson, can:
- Thoroughly investigate how your accident occurred or your illness arose
- Review all of your work and employment records
- Ensure your claim for benefits is accurately and timely filed
- Advocate aggressively for you throughout the appeals process if your claim is initially denied.
Additionally, our firm can explore whether there are other options available. For instance, you may be eligible to receive Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits. If your injury or illness was caused by a non-employer, you may be able to pursue a personal injury lawsuit, or a “third-party liability claim.”
Contact an Orlando Workers’ Compensation Lawyer
Frank M. Eidson, P.A., is ready to get to work for you today. Our firm serves clients in Orlando, Winter Park and areas throughout Florida. We will focus on your case while you concentrate on getting better. Call or contact us online today to arrange for a free consultation.