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Any on-the-job injury, no matter how badly an employee is hurt, is a serious matter. An injured employee and his or her family may suddenly face a lack of income, uncertainty about the nature of an injury, pain, frustration with available medical treatment, and confusion about the future. Immediate answers are difficult to come by because of the competing interests of the injured worker and his or her employer. At The Orlando Firm, P.C., we represent injured workers only, never employers. We can answer your questions and hopefully put your concerns to rest.
The Orlando Firm, P.C. has a full division of attorneys and staff who dedicate their entire practice to representing injured workers. This section of the firm is committed to educating the injured employee and his or her family to ensure that they completely understand their rights. We emphasize prompt help to clear up any natural confusion and frustration resulting from the injury. We take immediate action to get appropriate medical treatment and commencement of income benefits to which the injured worker may be entitled. Much of an injured employee's information comes from the employer who, not surprisingly, wants to minimize the employee's injury, rights to medical treatment and income benefits.
This is an ever-changing and complex area of the law. We suggest that you not attempt to handle your own workers' compensation claim without the assistance of an attorney who has a thorough understanding of workers' compensation law. If you have been injured on the job, we sincerely hope that you will allow us to put our expertise and experience to work for you. We look forward to assisting you, and we invite you to contact us on-line or by telephone at 404-373-1800 or toll free at 1-866-373-1800. We will do our best to make sure that you make the recovery to which you are entitled. And always remember, if we don't win your case, you pay us nothing.
Don't Be Fooled Into Thinking You Have No Choice of Physicians We are often told by our clients that their employers insisted that the employee see a particular doctor, most often a physician who the employer "knows" will downplay the injury. While injured workers are required, under the appropriate circumstances, to seek treatment from one of several physicians listed by the employer, this is not always the case. Further, some employees are told they must continue to work, despite their injuries. This also may be true in some instances, but often is not. Whether such misinformation is innocently given or not, any injured worker would be well served to consult with an attorney who has a demonstrated record of success in the field of workers' compensation.