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Tampa Bay Florida, St. Petersburg, Clearwater - Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco County

What is generally referred to as workers' compensation is a collection of laws dealing with employees who are injured on the job. Workers' compensation laws are different in each state. You need to consult an attorney who is knowledgeable about the workers' compensation laws of the state that applies to your case. Florida workers' compensation law applies to accidents that occur in Florida and to accidents in which the contract of employment was made in Florida, or the employee's job duties were principally in Florida.

 
 Workers Compensation Process
 
The workers' compensation process involve reporting the injury, receiving emergency or continuing medical treatment, and applying for workers' compensation benefits. Normally, but by no means always, this process results in a reasonably smooth transition from collecting paychecks to receiving checks for lost wages, while the employer or its workers' compensation insurance carrier arranges for your medical care and physical therapy up to the point of "maximum medical improvement".

By involving Florida workers' compensation attorney Dennis Palso attorney early in your workers' compensation claim process, you can obtain valuable advice about the following considerations:
 
       
Adequacy of your medical care and physical therapy arrangements
   
Availability of a right to sue for negligence damages despite the general rule against such lawsuits
    Applicability of other workers' comp systems to your case, such as the Federal Employers' Liability Act (FELA), the Federal Employee's Compensation Act (FECA), or the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act (LHWCA)
    Whether a union contract provides additional or different benefits
    Denial of your workers' compensation benefits, interruption of your lost wages checks, or a change in the amount of your check
 
Florida workers' comp law changes frequently. Florida Bar board-certified workers' compensation specialist Dennis Palso focuses his practice to keep up with the latest changes in the law and procedures, and can help you make sure of your rights both in making the initial application and in monitoring changes to your benefits.
 
Denial or sudden reductions of workers' compensation benefits mean you should speak to an attorney to determine what may be done to help your chances of obtaining benefits. If you have any questions about how workers' comp should work in your case, contact Dennis Palso, an experienced Tampa Bay workers' compensation lawyer, for a free consultation on your claim.

 


Florida workers' compensation attorney and job injury lawyer Dennis A. Palso represents victims of workplace or jobsite injuries, work accidents - such as a back injury, neck or knee injury, or traumatic injuries - or employment-related disabilities in state workers' compensation proceedings in the Tampa Bay area, including Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, New Port Richey, Largo, Pinellas Park, Seminole, Palm Harbor, Tarpon Springs, Holiday, Dunedin, Gulfport, Pinellas County, Hillsborough County, and Pasco County FL.



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