Workers’ Compensation Attorneys in Gainesville
Does the Company You Work for Carry Workers’ Compensation Insurance Coverage?
Employers with four or more employees and construction companies with only one employee must provide workers’ compensation 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 the claims are supposed to be self-executing, due to the complexity of the process, collecting fair compensation for injuries caused by a work-related accident or occupational illness can be difficult. At Schackow & Mercadante, our Gainesville workers' compensation attorneys 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
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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 workers’ compensation lawyer who understands your rights. Naturally, it is your decision to hire an attorney, but having our lawyer on your side following a workplace incident can ensure you meet filing deadlines and correctly complete all forms — inaccurate paperwork can cause your disability benefits to be denied again and again.
If you have questions about your claim, our attorneys offer a FREE initial consultation to review the details of your accident and determine if you have a case. Contact our attorneys today.
“I am a UF student who got injured on campus and Schackhow and Mercadante handled my case extremely well. Everything was settled in about a year and I highly recommend them for any personal injury case in which you are a victim in any capacity.”