Why Injured Workers Need An Orlando
Workers’ Compensation Attorney
If you were involved in a workplace accident and sustained a job-related injury, you deserve workers’ compensation benefits appropriate for your medical expenses and loss of income related to your injury or illness. Almost every person who is employed Florida is covered by the state-run workers’ comp program.
Unfortunately, many valid workers’ compensation claims are rejected in Florida, and many benefit settlements are far less than what an injured worker and his or her family need and deserve.
That’s why you need an Orlando workers’ compensation attorney. Frank M. Eidson has been an Orlando workers’ compensation lawyer in a single-lawyer practice for more than 24 years. He has recovered millions of dollars in workers’ comp settlements for clients. He meets with every client and develops cases that address their individual needs, including cases for third-party negligence claims when appropriate.
Don’t fight the system alone. Contact the law office of Frank M. Eidson, P.A., today for experienced legal assistance with a workers’ compensation claim in Orlando, or elsewhere in Central Florida.
The Workers’ Compensation Bureaucracy
Florida’s workers’ compensation system was designed to protect employees who have been injured on the job, such as in a construction site accident, or become ill, such as because of exposure to toxic chemicals. It is an insurance program that is supposed to provide money so injured and ill employees can obtain necessary medical treatment and cope financially while they miss days, weeks or months of work. For those who are disabled, or for families who have lost a breadwinner, it provides ongoing partial disability, total disability or death benefits.
But, like most government programs, obtaining workers’ comp benefits requires providing a variety of information on numerous forms, and counting on workers in the system to process these forms correctly and make decisions that benefit the injured worker.
Many workers’ compensation claims are rejected for technical reasons, such as because information in the application was incomplete or incorrect. It is also common for an employer to fight a benefits application, since it ultimately costs them money in higher insurance rates. Some employers dispute the medical needs of an injured employee, the medical provider an accident victim sees, or the victim’s ability to return to work (i.e., arguing for an injured worker to return too soon).
If your employer disputes your workers’ compensation application, he will do through his insurer and their attorneys. They will use their experience with Florida’s workers’ compensation program to argue their concerns before workers’ comp bureaucrats who work and make decisions within the program every day. Where does that leave you?
Frank M. Eidson, an Orlando workers’ compensation lawyer and construction site injury lawyer has helped Central Florida workers obtain proper workers’ compensation benefits for more than 24 years. He can help you file a claim and ensure that it is complete and accurate, or to vigorously appeal a claim that has been denied.
He and the legal staff of Frank M. Eidson, P.A., can do much of the legwork necessary to develop a successful workers’ compensation claim for you. If your claim goes to appeal, he will serve as your experienced representative in hearings before the First District Court of Appeal which will be the first court decide your case, and before subsequent courts if necessary.
As Frank Eidson and his staff do the legwork required of a workers’ comp claim for you, you can focus on getting better instead of dealing with the red tape of the Florida Division of Workers’ Compensation.
In addition to obtaining appropriate workers’ compensation benefits, Frank Eidson can explore whether a third party’s negligence contributed to you workplace injury or illness. If the negligence of a product manufacturer, on-site vendor, subcontractor or property owner contributed to your occupational injury, a third-party negligence claim could result in additional compensation to assist you with your recovery.
Contact Our Orlando Workers’ Compensation Lawyer
You deserve appropriate workers’ compensation benefits if you have suffered a work-related injury or illness in Florida. The Orlando law office of Frank M. Eidson, P.A., can help see to it that you get them. We can make sure your workers’ compensation application or appeal paperwork is complete, accurate and on time. We’ll stay on top of developments in your case and provide strong, knowledgeable representation to ensure you get the settlement you deserve.
Frank M. Eidson is a workers’ compensation claims lawyer with more than 24 years of successful experience assisting work injury victims in Central Florida. Because he is the sole lawyer in his practice, clients of Frank M. Eidson, P.A., get to know and trust their workers’ comp attorney.
If you have suffered an accident on the job or become ill because of workplace conditions at a Florida job site, contact Frank M. Eidson, P.A., to put an experienced Orlando workers’ compensation claims lawyer to work for you. Experience counts when dealing with government benefits programs, and with Frank M. Eidson on your side, you have it. Call today.