Our Hialeah Workers’ Comp Attorneys Fight for Injured Workers
If you have been injured in a work accident or diagnosed with a medical condition caused by your job or workplace, you have specific rights under Florida’s workers’ compensation laws. These rights need to be upheld if you are to have the opportunity to receive the medical treatment and financial support to which you are entitled.
Since 1994, we at Morales & Cerino have protected the rights of injured workers in Florida. Our Hialeah workers’ compensation lawyers know exactly what protections are offered under state, federal, and case law and use this knowledge to help our clients recover the benefits they need.
To find out how we can help you, call (305) 340-2630 or contact us online. You can also continue reading to learn more about your key rights as an injured worker.
Know Your Rights
You have rights if you are injured on the job. Knowing these can help ensure you are not taken advantage of by an unethical employer or greedy insurance provider:
- You have the right to workers’ compensation benefits for any work-related injury or illness, regardless of its cause. The only exception may be if you were under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol and this was the cause of your injuries.
- You have the right to report a work-related injury and to file for workers’ comp without fear of retaliation by your employer. Your employer cannot fire, demote, or otherwise punish you for reporting an injury or pursuing workers’ compensation benefits.
- You have the right to choose a different doctor if you are dissatisfied with the authorized treating physician assigned by your employer or their insurance carrier. You can only make this change one time, however.
- You have the right to appeal a denied workers’ compensation claim. If your claim is denied for any reason, you can appeal this decision to seek a favorable outcome.
Arrange your free consultation by calling (305) 340-2630 today! We look forward to helping you. Se habla español.