Workers Compensation Lawyers in Sarasota Florida

The workers compensation process is made purposefully complicated by many employers and insurance companies in order to try to keep injured workers in Sarasota and Bradenton from getting the benefits they are entitled to following their work place injury. Thankfully, a workers compensation lawyer from Viacava & Cantor is here to help you even the playing field.

What are workers compensation benefits?

Workers compensation benefits consist of two components: Medical benefits and indemnity benefits. Medical benefits means that the workers compensation insurance company has a responsibility to pay for 100% of your doctor bills until a doctor places you at maximum medical improvement and assigns you an impairment rating (you do not get to choose your doctor they will be chosen by the workers compensation insurance company). Indemnity benefits consist of lost wages the workers compensation insurance company is obligated to send you if your workers compensation doctor places you off duty or places you on light duty with restrictions that your employer is not able to honor.

Can I receive settlement money from my workers compensation case?

Yes. At any point you can propose a settlement with the workers compensation insurance company whereby you would give up your medical benefits and indemnity benefits in exchange for a sum of money negotiated with the insurance company. Insurance companies are notorious for taking advantage of injured persons by offering them a fraction of the value of their claim in exchange for a signed release that permanently bars them from seeking any further settlement money in the future. That is one of many reasons it is so important to hire an experienced workers compensation attorney when you have been injured in an accident in Sarasota or Brandenton.

Do I have to pay you to hire you?

No. The Sarasota workers compensation lawyers at Viacava & Cantor accept workers compensation cases with clients under a contingency fee agreement. This means you don’t pay us anything – rather we receive a portion of the settlement money when the case is settled. If your case doesn’t settle you never pay us anything. Call a workers compensation lawyer from Viacava & Cantor at 941-388-7810 for a free consultation.

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