Workers' Compensation

In Florida alone, there were almost 186,000 occupational injuries or illnesses that resulted in lost work days, according to a study conducted by the Occupational Safety & Health Statistics Program and the Bureau of Labor Statistics. These injuries and illness can be devastating - not only to the health and wellbeing of a worker, but to their ability to provide for their family and pay the resulting medical costs.

At the Law Firm of Johnson & Gilbert, we can help stabilize your post-accident life to the greatest extent possible by utilizing our vast experience in handling thousands of workers' compensation case. Located in Ormond Beach, Florida, and serving the greater Central and North Florida area, we are dedicated to working with you in order to obtain the benefits you are entitled to for your work-related injuries.

A work accident can mean much more than a serious physical injury - it can mean not being able to continue the career you were trained in, it can mean years of rehabilitation, it can mean losing your family's main source of income, it can mean struggling with depression. Workers' compensation insurance, which your employer is required by Florida law to carry, is designed to help protect you and your family when you are hurt at work.

Unfortunately, acquiring workers' compensation is a more difficult and complicated process than it should be. In 1994 and again in 2003, Florida made the process even more difficult for injury victims by enacting reforms that redefined the scope of permanent disabilities and temporary disabilities. Now, more than ever, it is important to seek legal advice immediately in the wake of your accident at work.

What should you do when you are injured at work?
 
  • Report the injury to your employer, who in turn is obligated to report the accident to their insurance company. There is a 30-day limit on reporting work injuries.
  • Seek the appropriate medical attention. Be sure to fully describe your injury to your doctor, and closely follow the guidelines set by your doctor in regards to follow-up treatment.
  • Fill out a First Report of Injury or Illness Form (DWC-1) and make copies for your records.
  • Do not give an official statement to your employer or insurance company without seeking legal advice first.
  • Be sure to talk to an experienced lawyer who specializes in workers' comp law. Securing compensation can be difficult if you do not have a professional guiding you through the process.

Workers' compensation exists in order to assist you through your injury - take advantage of the benefits you are entitled to. Serious injuries can be expensive, stressful, and overwhelming. Workers' compensation should help you to acquire the medical treatment you need, your lost wages at work, travel expenses and ambulance services incurred while recovering, occupational and physical therapy, and vocational education and training. In unfortunate cases where a loved one is killed on the job, dependents may receive death benefits and funeral expenses.

Even if your workers' compensation claim has been rejected by your employer or your employer's insurance company, we can assist you in determining whether you have a case and help you obtain the benefits that you are entitled to. We want our clients to be informed and involved in their workers' compensation case so that we can work together to find the best strategy for your wellbeing and security. Contact us today for a copy of our free book on the Florida's Workers' Compensation System.

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Florida workers' compensation cases can be difficult - employers can be intimidating, witnesses can be reluctant to talk, insurance companies can reject valid cases without any apparent reason. Don't let your case become mired down by common pitfalls. Call a lawyer who has navigated thousands of these cases before and who is familiar with the complexities of the process. It could mean the difference between difficult times and security.

If you have been injured in a work-related accident in the state of Florida, call us today toll free at 1-(800) 556-8890 or fill out the form on this page for a free consultation. We can help you to work with your employer and their insurance company in order to obtain your benefits due to an on-the-job accident. At Johnson & Gilbert, P.A., our attorneys and staff have many years of experience in assisting injured workers. Even if we are unable to assist you, we will work to find you someone who can.

Johnson & Gilbert, PA, is located in Ormond Beach and serves the following Florida counties, cities, and towns:

In Volusia County: Daytona Beach, Port Orange, Ormond Beach, Holly Hill, Deland, Deltona, New Smyrna Beach, Edgewater, Oak Hill, Enterprise, Allandale, Daytona Beach Shores, DeBary, Deleon Springs, Deltona Lakes, Glenwood, Lake Helen, Ormond by the Sea, Pierson, Ponce Inlet, Wilbur by the Sea. In Flagler County: Palm Coast, Flagler Beach, Bunnell, Marineland, Beverly Beach. In Putnam County: Palatka, Interlachen, Crescent City, East Palatka, Florahome, Pomona Park, San Mateo, Satsuma. In Seminole County: Sanford, Altamonte Springs, Longwood, Winter Springs, Casselberry, Forest City, Heathrow, Lake Mary, Lake Monroe, Oviedo. In Lake County: Astor, Fruitland Park, Grand Island, Groveland, Howey-in-the-Hills, Lady Lake, Lake Jem, Leesburg, Mascotte, Minneola, Monteverde, Mt. Dora, Mt. Plymouth, Paisley, Sorento, Tavares, The Villages, Umatilla, Yalaha. In Orange County: Orlando, Winter Park, Maitland, Altoona, Apopka, Bay Lake, Christmas, Eatonville, Edgewood, Goldenrod, Gotha, Lake Buena Vista, McCoy AFB, Oakland, Ocoee, Plymouth, Tangerine, Windermere, Winter Garden, Zellwood. In St Johns County: St. Augustine, Elkton, Hasting, Ponte Vedra Beach, St. Augustine Beach. In Brevard County: Cocoa, Cocoa Beach, Satellite Beach, Melbourne, Mims, Cape Canaveral, Eau Gallie, Grant, Indian Harbour Beach, Indian River City, Kennedy Space Center, Melbourne Beach, Melbourne Village, Palm Bay, Patrick AFB, Rockledge, Scottsmoor, Sharpes, West Melbourne. In Osceola County: Kissimmee, St. Cloud, Celebration. In Polk County: Auburndale, Avon Park, Bartow, Davenport, Dundee, Eagle Lake, Eaton Park, Fedhaven, Frostproof, Ft. Meade, Haines City, Highland Park, Hillcrest Heights, Homeland, Indian Lakes Estate, Lake Alfred, Lake Hamilton, Lake Wales, Lakeland, Mulberry, Nichols, Nocatee, Polk City, Waverly, Winter Haven In Duval County: Jacksonville, Arlington, Atlantic Beach, Cecil Field, Ft. George, Harbor Oaks, Jacksonville Beach, Mandarin, Neptune Beach, South Jacksonville. In Marion County: Ocala, Anthony, Belleview, Candler, Citra, Dunnellon, Ft. McCoy, Lowell, McIntosh, Ocklawaha, Orange Lake, Orange Springs, Salt Springs, Silver Springs, Sparr, Summerfield, Weirsdale. In Alachua County: Gainesville, Alachua, Archer, Earleton, Hawthorne, High Springs, La Crosse, Melrose, Newberry, Waldo.