Workers Compensation Attorneys Gainesville
Does the company you work for carry workers compensation insurance coverage?
With few exceptions, employers with four or more employees and construction companies with only one employee must provide work comp insurance as a mandatory requirement set forth by Florida statutes. The state's program is designed to help pay medical expenses and provide income for employees who have been injured on the job, regardless of fault. Although workers compensation claims are suppose to be self executing, due to the complexity of the process, collecting a fair compensation for personal injuries caused by a work-related accident or occupational illness can be difficult. At Schackow & Mercadante, our workers compensation attorneys in Gainesville can help determine which benefits apply in your case as well as what a reasonable estimate of your bi-weekly benefit payments would be.
While workplace injuries can occur in almost any industry, some occupations require employees to be more physically active, operate heavy equipment or work in potentially hazardous environments including:
- Steel and Iron Workers
- Manufacturing or Chemical Plants
- Residential or Commercial Construction
- Electrical or Plumbing Contractors
- Trucking or Rail Transportation
- Commercial Fishing or Forestry
Work Comp Injury Lawyer
If you've been injured or developed a work-related illness on the job, you may be entitled to workers' compensation benefits. It doesn't matter if your medical condition was caused by a specific accident or developed over a period of time, you need to speak with a work comp injury lawyer who understands your rights. Naturally, it is your decision to hire an attorney but having our compensation lawyer on your side following a workplace incident can ensure you meet filing deadlines as well as have correctly completed all forms. Inaccurate paperwork can cause your disability benefits to be denied again and again. If you have questions about your claim, our workers compensation attorneys offer a FREE initial consultation to review the details of your accident and determine if you have a case.
DISCLAIMER: This website does not seek to nor does it establish an attorney-client relationship. The content is provided "as is" and should not be construed as legal advice on any matter of personal injury or wrongful death. Victims should seek immediate legal counsel following any serious accident or injury.
The Law Offices of Schackow & Mercadante, P.A. proudly serve the Central / North Florida residents of Gainesville, Lake City, Palatka and Ocala.
In October of 2014 I was riding my motorcycle when a truck pulled out in front of me. After months of dealing with a lackluster attorney I was referred to Gerald (Gerry) Schackow at Schackow & Mercadante. I felt welcomed and was treated very well throughout the entire process. Gerry was able to close my settlement for a larger sum than I had expected and was able to do so in less than 5 weeks from the day I first contacted him. Dealing with insurance after an accident is not easy but the folks at Schackow & Mercadante will treat you well and explain your options in a clear and concise manner. Very appreciative of the professionalism and courtesy of this office and would recommend that anyone use their services.
— Casey King