Work Injury Lawyer in Miami
When you have been hurt on the job, you are facing an uncertain physical and financial future. Not only are you likely running up medical bills, but you are also unable to work, which can affect your very ability to keep putting a roof over your head and food on the table. At some point, sooner rather than later, compensation for your injury in some form is an absolute must. You need to hire a work injury lawyer in Miami.
Workers’ Compensation Can Help Injured Employees
Thankfully, the legal system has measures in place to get you money for your injury quickly. The workers’ compensation system pays workers for recognized injuries suffered on the job regardless of who is at fault. This system functions relatively quickly, so you do not have to wait too long for payment. However, the workers’ compensation system also means that you need to submit a well-documented claim for the insurance company to consider.
One of the requirements for workers’ compensation is that you were injured. One of the common reasons why workers’ compensation claims are denied is that the insurance company believes that the claimant has not established that they suffered an injury that would qualify them for benefits. Remember that it is up to you to prove that you are entitled to these benefits.
A Strong Claim Means Documentation of Your Injuries
In some cases, the claim file that the insurance company receives is not adequately documented. Specifically, there might be little to no evidence in the file that the claimant is injured to the point where they cannot work. When you are dealing with a work injury, the diagnosis and the medical file are critically important. At least for your initial claim, the insurance company only sees what is in front of them on paper. While a denial is not necessarily the end of the story for your claim, it will definitely delay benefits, even if you can win your case on appeal.
You should be seen by a doctor shortly after your injury, ideally a doctor who is familiar with the documentation requirements for insurance claims. Taking this step could help your claim move along and pave the way for the workers’ compensation benefits that you need. Our diagnostic services that can help you include:
- Computerized Tomography
- Orthopedic care
- Chiropractic treatment
- Nerve conductive studies
Our board-certified orthopedists and neurologists can diagnose common work injuries that entitle people to workers’ compensation benefits. They can also provide you with the treatment that you need to recover and get back to work.
An Attorney Can Help File Your Claim or Appeal a Denial of Benefits
The second part of the workers’ compensation process is hiring an attorney. Your claim will benefit from the presentation that an attorney could make. Your initial claim is just only on your application package. If you apply for benefits without a Miami work injury lawyer, you will definitely need one if your initial claim is rejected. Then, you would need to go through the appeals process. Upon your request, 388CEDA can recommend an attorney from our vast network of area lawyers with experience fighting for injured workers.
There is also the possibility that you may file a personal injury lawsuit. If you are proceeding against your employer, the workers’ compensation will be your only remedy unless your employer committed an intentional tort, or you were injured by the actions of a third party. In some respects, you may be better off if you are able to file a lawsuit instead of a workers’ compensation claim because your payment would be higher. Another way that you could file a lawsuit for a work injury is if your damages were caused by defective equipment or machinery. Then, you would file a product liability lawsuit against the maker of the product.
Treating Injuries and Recommending Attorneys Upon Request
Being injured and missing time from work is stressful enough without worrying about seeing the right specialists and making sure the right paperwork is filled out. Securing the services of an experienced work injury lawyer in Miami will make a huge difference in your situation; this is where we come in at 388CEDA. Call us today at 1.800.388.CEDA to learn how we can help you. The less that you have to deal with during your difficult time, the more that you can focus on healing and getting better. Call us as soon as possible to get started.
*388CEDA is not a law firm or an attorney referral service. 388CEDA does not provide legal advice, services, or legal representation to anyone including but not limited to visitors to this site or individuals/persons responding to our advertisements. In Florida, 388CEDA provides the following types of physician services: M.D., Orthopedic Surgeons, Anesthesiologists, General Practitioners, Nurse Practitioners, & D.C., Chiropractic Physicians that document and treat individuals that have suffered injuries. Results may vary and are not guaranteed. If you have any questions or need assistance, please call one of our agents at 388CEDA. We work with experienced attorneys.
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Why More People Are Injured or Killed in Pedestrian Accidents Recently
Several factors seem to indicate that this disturbing trend is here to stay:
- The rise in SUVs means that more drivers are traveling in heavier vehicles, causing more serious injury to passengers.
- More motorists are driving distracted since they use their mobile devices behind the wheel. As a result, they miss seeing pedestrians in the crosswalks.
- More people are moving into the urban core of their city and abandoning cars, meaning that there are more people walking.
- There are more cars and trucks on the road than at any previous point in time.
Even having a crosswalk clearly marked is often not enough to protect pedestrians from an accident. Many motorists simply drive right through the crosswalk regardless of whether a pedestrian is trying to cross the street. Florida will hit drivers with a minimum fine of $164 and up to three points on their license for failure to stop at a crosswalk. However, even these penalties do not get all drivers to stop when legally required.
As dangerous as the United States is for pedestrians, Florida is even worse. The state has a death rate almost twice as high as the national average. Nationally, 1.55 pedestrians out of every 100,000 are killed each year. Florida has the highest rate of pedestrian fatalities in the country, with 2.73 out of every 100,00.
Injuries in a Pedestrian Accident Can Be Serious or Fatal
Because of the sheer size of the car that collides with a defenseless person, pedestrian injuries will likely be significant. Even if a person survives a pedestrian accident, they are likely facing serious bodily harm in the short and long term. Almost half of pedestrians involved in an accident will suffer an injury to their face, head, or neck. Common pedestrian accident injuries include:
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and other neurological injuries
- Spinal cord injuries and paralysis
- Fractured bones
- Dislocated shoulders
No matter where you received medical treatment, you will need to have your injuries diagnosed and cared for before filing a claim or lawsuit. Even if you did not suffer critical injuries, very few pedestrians ever emerge from an accident unscathed.
If you have not yet sought medical treatment, you should do so in the immediate days after an accident. Otherwise, it would be difficult to recover money for your claim because you could not show that you were injured. Proving your injuries requires something in writing. Therefore, a full medical exam after an accident is a must. You would need a complete diagnostic check, even if you received treatment at the scene.
388CEDA’s Diagnostic and Treatment Services
As an injured pedestrian, you would need to show that you were both injured and that another driver was at fault for your injuries. At 388CEDA, we can help you with both parts of that process. Our board-certified doctors can examine and diagnose you. Resources include:
- Imaging services, including MRIs and computerized tomography
- Orthopedic care from board-certified orthopedic physicians
- Interventional medicine
- Chiropractic care
- Interventional pain specialists
Then, we can recommend an aggressive attorney to you upon request. We work with a network of lawyers who help injured pedestrians recover the money that they legally deserve after an accident. Your attorney would help you file a claim with the insurance company and give your side of the story when liability is decided. If necessary, they can sue the driver in court if a reasonable settlement cannot be agreed upon.
Contact 388CEDA and We Can Recommend Attorneys Upon Request
When you or a loved one have been injured in an accident, there are numerous things to worry about, including mounting bills and your physical health. 388CEDA could help make your life easier as you seek to recover both physically and financially. Call us today at 1.800.388.CEDA as soon as possible, so our experienced team can get to work on your behalf. The less that you have to worry about after an accident, the more you can focus on getting better. One thing that you should not have to worry about is whether your legal rights are protected.
*388CEDA is not a law firm or an attorney referral service. 388CEDA does not provide legal advice, services, or legal representation to anyone including but not limited to visitors to this site or individuals/persons responding to our advertisements. In Florida, 388CEDA provides the following types of physician services: M.D., Orthopedic Surgeons, Anesthesiologists, General Practitioners, Nurse Practitioners, & D.C., Chiropractic Physicians that document and treat individuals that have suffered injuries. Results may vary and are not guaranteed. If you have any questions or need assistance, please call one of our agents at 388CEDA. We work with aggressive attorneys.