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.
— Scott T.
From the very first phone call after my accident to the final settlement, the attorneys at Schackow & Mercadante supported me and my family. Attorneys Gerald Schackow and Brian Schackow were helpful and professional in answering my many questions and guiding me through from the time I began treatment (exercises and stretches) all the way through to the surgery. When my wife and I went to mediation, Attorneys Schackow and Schackow, along with Marie, handled the proceedings, speaking on our behalf, and securing a settlement that enabled us to pay for all of our medical expenses with additional funds to compensate for the entire ordeal. They treated us with kindness and respect, much like we were part of the family. It was evident that they truly cared about us. We appreciate so much their knowledge and expertise to guide us through this stressful time in our family life.