West Palm Beach Workers Compensation Attorneys
Fighting For The Injured Worker In South Florida Since 1985
Injuries sustained on the job whether on a construction site or office workplace can be devastating. The bilingual Attorneys at Rosenthal Levy, Simon & Sosa have been representing injured workers across South Florida to include, West Palm Beach, Port St. Lucie, Palm Beach & St. Lucie Counties since 1985.
We have recovered millions for our clients and our results speak for themselves:
$3,070,000 million for a teacher
exposure to disease
$2,800,000 million for a
construction worker accident
$2,090,000 million for a
commercial truck driver
$1,700,000 million for a
Florida power worker
We prepare for every case as if we are going to trial-and have no hesitation to do so if need be. We help injured workers understand the complicated workers’ compensation insurance claim process by helping you:
» Understand workers’ compensation benefits
» Filing a workers’ compensation claim
» Submit wage and hour claims.get your free case review
Our attorneys work on a contingency fee basis. This means that attorney's fees and other expenses are only due if your case is won. There are no hourly fees. We are paid only after you have a successful judgement or a monetary settlement. Our 25% fee is determined by a State of Florida Workers' Compensation Law Judge. Before we reach any settlement, we determine the basis of your compensation on:
» Up to date medical treatment
» Future medical treatment such as surgery
» Future wage loss and lost wages
» If applicable, disability payments
When you contact us to request a free evaluation, you are under no obligation. We will not charge you unless you win. For a free consultation, call us or email us today.
“I would and have recommended Steve Simon, to my closest friends and family. The minute I walked through their door, Steve and his staff treated me as a priority. Steve was always honest, punctual and determined to do his best on my behalf. The outcome of my case was far more than I ever thought. I will not hesitate to obtain Steve as my lawyer in the future.”
— Steve B.read more
Director Workers' Compensation
Workers' compensation pays for medical treatment for employees who are injured while on the job. It provides financial assistance for the employer while they are away from work. While worker's compensation doesn't fully cover your lost wages, it pays about two-thirds to your wages while your work-related injury is being treated.
When you are injured at work, worker's compensation is your only recourse. Unless the employer intentionally caused your injury, you cannot sue your employer. Employers cannot be sued for workplace injuries if they are negligent.
Workers' compensation covers most work-related injuries and illnesses. Workers' compensation covers many work-related injuries in Florida such as:
- Repetitive actions or movements can cause injuries or illnesses.
- Acceleration or aggravation a pre-existing condition.
- Recurrent exposure to toxic chemicals, mold, fungus, and other hazardous substances can cause illness.
- Fall-related injuries.
- Accidents involving a vehicle while working.
- Accidents involving machinery-related injuries.
- Sprains, strains, and tears.
- Cuts, lacerations, and punctures.
- Back and neck injuries.
- Bone fractures and dislocations.
- TBI-Traumatic brain injuries.
- Construction Accidents
Some workplace injuries can lead to death. In these cases, worker’s comp pays benefits to the surviving relatives. These benefits include:
» Funeral, burial, and cremation costs up to $7,000.
» If the spouse is unable to pay, compensation will be paid.
» Death benefits are paid to spouses, children, parents, siblings, and others based on a percentage from the employee’s earnings at the time of death.
» Workers’ compensation is not meant to replace the income of a household member. The benefits are intended to assist the family in establishing a budget that doesn’t include the income of the deceased worker.
Which types of employees are most likely not to be able to work because of a job-related accident? According to the NSC, the five most disabling injuries suffered by workers in these occupations are the most common.
» First Responders including police officers and firefighters
» Transport and shipping
» Production and manufacturing workers
» Plumbing, HVAC, and Maintenance
» Repair and maintenance
» Installation and construction
Construction work can be dangerous. This is a well-known fact. Construction workers are often exposed to dangerous environments and work at dangerous heights.
Employers who refuse to follow safety guidelines and federal laws can make construction work more dangerous. Fall protection, scaffolding, and ladders are some of the most frequently violated OSHA rules.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that the number of musculoskeletal injuries sustained by healthcare workers is seven times greater than for any other workers in the private sector. These injuries can occur in slip-and-fall accidents and patient violence. Accidental needle stick injuries are a common cause of injury for healthcare workers.
Also, workers in warehouses and factories are at greater risk. Workers in factories, warehouses and other industrial settings could sustain injuries from moving heavy boxes or equipment or handling hazardous substances.
According to The Florida Division Of Workers Compensation, workers' compensation insurance must be provided for employees by employers who work in Florida. The employer’s coverage requirements are based on the type of industry, number of employees and of the employer will determine which coverage is required. The Bureau of Compliance provides the following information to help you determine the coverage requirements for your employer.
In Florida, workers injured on the job are entitled to recover:
Related to on-the-job injuries or illnesses, including mileage to and from doctors’ appointments
Due to temporary total or partial disability
If you are permanently restricted or prevented from working at all due to a disability that result from the injury or illness
If an injury or illness proves fatal within one year
Unfortunately, employers and insurance companies can make it difficult for workers to get the benefits they deserve after a workplace accident.GET YOUR FREE CASE REVIEW
At Rosenthal, Levy, Simon & Sosa, our team of experienced attorneys are ready to help you. We have decades of experience standing up for the rights of injured workers in South Florida, including West Palm Beach, Port St. Lucie, and Palm Beach County, and we will fight to obtain the maximum accident injury compensation for your claim.
We frequently work with insurance companies and are adept at negotiating to get you the compensation you deserve to get back on your feet.
At Rosenthal, Levy, Simon & Sosa, our car accident injury attorneys in South Florida can offer the advocacy you need to obtain maximum compensation for your car accident injuries.
Our team has been helping injured parties all throughout South Florida since 1985. Let us help you so you can get the medical attention and back on the road to recovery.
We invite you to contact our team today. Call 561-478-2500. Free consults are always provided.get your free case review