Weston Worker's Compensation Attorney
In a workplace situation, there are often many people working in the same environment that must work quickly and safely together to ensure the work gets done and no one gets hurt. Many industries involve job sites that pose many potential dangers to workers, and employers are required to provide their employees with proper workplace safety and workers' compensation protection in the case of a workplace-related injury or condition. Occasionally, though, a company's insurance company will deny an employee's claim for compensation, arguing that the employee is claiming an injury unrelated to work, filing frivolously, or outright fabricating their case.
Lisa Levine has 20 years of experience as a personal injury attorney. If you've been involved in a workplace accident in Broward County and you have been denied or deserve more compensation, contact the attorneys at Lisa S. Levine, P.A. to discuss your case today. They represent men and women throughout Fort Lauderdale, Weston, Sunrise, Tamarac, Davie, Pembroke Pines, Cooper City, Plantation, Hollywood, Miramar, Miami Gardens, Lauderhill and nearby areas.
A workplace accident can happen in any industry, but construction, manufacturing, and other industrial fields generally have the highest frequency and most serious accidents. Among the claims that are often taken to an attorney above workers' compensation, the following are common:
- Construction Accidents
- Industrial Accidents
- Toxic Exposure
- Mesothelioma / Asbestos-Related Injuries
Those are not the only reasons to take a workplace accident case to an attorney, however. Worker's compensation cases can be complex, and the insurance companies have attorneys ready at their disposal at all times. Obtaining skilled legal representation can be critical in resolving your case quickly and with the most benefit to you, especially if:
- the employer denies that you were injured on the job,
- the company's insurance company has denied you benefits,
- you are unable to get medical treatment,
- you have stopped receiving your pay,
- care promised by the insurance claims adjustor never arrived,
- you are contacted by the company's attorney for a deposition, or
- you want to sue a third person who has been involved in the process.
These are but some of the reasons you may want to hire an attorney to handle your workplace-related accident and subsequent workers' compensation case. Handling a case like this by yourself can be a daunting task; generally, the more problems you run into during the process, the more you will need legal representation. Contact our workplace accident attorneys at Lisa S. Levine, P.A. today to discuss your case and secure legal expertise that will help you recover your damages.
Occasionally, workplace conditions expose workers to chemicals or substances which pose a threat to the employees' safety in an indirect or prolonged way. Asbestosis and mesothelioma as a result of working with exposed asbestos is a well-known example of this kind of situation. This is known as an occupational disease, and making a successful claim for one requires a number of prerequisite conditions:
- The disease was caused by a condition specific to the occupation
- The employee was exposed to the disease and contracted it while employed in the occupation
- The nature of the occupation presents a particular danger to contract the disease
These account for diseases peculiar to a particular trade or incident like asbestosis. If a claim is being made for a condition which is common in the public, it must be shown that there is a substantially greater risk for workers in that occupation to contract the disease.
Occupational diseases are tricky to deal with in a workplace accident case, since it can take years for the symptoms of a condition to manifest; by the time you're suffering as a result of that occupational disease, the employer could argue that you contracted the disease elsewhere. Getting the help of a lawyer, in this case, would be crucial.
In the case of an employee who worked for many different employers in the same occupation while exposed to a disease-causing condition, the most recent employer will be considered liable for the damages. For example, a construction worker exposed to asbestos over the course of his work at three different construction firms would be entitled to damages from the last firm that exposed him to asbestos.
Lisa S. Levine, P.A. - Broward County Workplace Accident Lawyer
Workplace safety is an issue that is taken very seriously, as workplace accidents often result in the most damaging and traumatic kinds of injuries. Lisa Levine is passionate about getting restitution and justice for just this kind of injury. If you've suffered an on-the-job accident and been denied worker's compensation benefits or feel you deserve more compensation, contact the attorneys at Lisa S. Levine, P.A. today to discuss your case in Weston or the surrounding areas of North Lauderdale, Southwest Ranches, Rolling Oaks, Pine Island Ridge, Oak Point, Margate, Coconut Creek, and surrounding communities. Call us at 954-332-6100 or fill out our contact form to set up a free initial consultation with one of our attorneys.