Tampa Workers’ Compensation Appeals Lawyer Aids Denied Claimants
Experienced Florida attorney works to overturn negative decisions
When an employee has suffered a job-related injury or illness, employers and insurance carriers may try to avoid their responsibilities under Florida’s workers’ compensation law. This puts the victim and their family in a difficult position as they seek reimbursement for medical expenses and lost wages. The Law Offices of Bill Dickey, P.A. in Tampa and Clearwater handles workers’ compensation appeals on behalf of individuals who have been denied the benefits they are owed. No matter the specific injury or the reason given for the denial, we’ll prepare the appeal and gather the information necessary to maximize the likelihood of a reversal.
Skillful advocate challenges justifications used to refuse benefits
Several justifications can be given for turning down an application for workers’ compensation. Our firm vigorously advocates for clients who have been rejected based on allegations of:
- Non-work injury — If you didn’t receive benefits on the ground that your personal injury or exposure to harmful substances happened outside of work, our firm presses to set the record straight.
- Claimant misconduct —We challenge attempts by businesses to show that the incident did not occur within the normal course of an employee’s job duties but instead resulted from non-work activity, drug or alcohol impairment or misconduct such as a fight.
- Procedural problems — Sometimes, companies will try to use a missed deadline or document error to prevent a worker from securing coverage associated with their injury. We review the situation to demonstrate that proper, timely notice was given and work to correct any procedural concerns that negatively affect a claim.
- Lack of medical proof — When employers allege that an individual is not being honest about their medical condition or has ignored doctors’ advice on how to treat it, our firm fights back with appropriate evidence.
If your workers’ compensation claim is turned down, the financial strain can really hurt you and your loved ones. That is why it is especially important to retain an attorney with significant experience in this field. We thoroughly review each situation and counter the findings that led to the denial of benefits.
Thorough firm guides individuals through the workers’ comp appeals process
After an insurance company has refused requested workers’ compensation benefits, we attempt to convince them to reconsider the facts and change their decision. If that does not succeed, we file an appeal to the Office of the Judges of Compensation Claims. Should the insurer continue to oppose your petition, we can represent you in mediation designed to achieve a mutually acceptable resolution. If necessary, we will take your case before a workers’ compensation judge and, perhaps to court to get you the reimbursement you’re entitled to.
Contact a Tampa workers’ compensation appeals lawyer for a free consultation
The Law Offices of Bill Dickey, P.A. represents Florida clients in workers’ compensation appeals after they have been denied full benefits for a job-related injury or illness. Please call 813-835-3800 or contact us online to arrange a free initial consultation at either our Tampa or Clearwater office.