Florida Workers' Compensation
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
You Need An Attorney Who Knows Florida WC Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Claims Cases
Injured workers in the State of Florida have very limited choices regarding medical providers. It is very important to receive the proper medical care so that you can have a speedy recovery. Insurance companies often deny treatments, refuse tests and push the doctors to release the injured back to work. All too often they force employees to return to work before they are ready or delay ordering diagnostic tests. When this happens to you call Kevin Moore to learn your rights under Florida Workers Compensation
When an employee suffers from a work-related injury, legal assistance in getting the proper and necessary workers’ compensation benefits is many times the employee’s only remedy against an employer’s insurance company. You will need competent and dedicated legal help to do this. Kevin Moore – your Florida and Tampa area Workers Compensation Lawyer will see to your proper care and compensation
For effective representation as soon as you have work-related Carpal Tunnel Syndrome you should contact Kevin Moore – your Florida and Tampa area Workers Compensation Lawyer.
You Deserve Quality Workers’ Compensation Representation!
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is a common and significant work-place health problem. The United States Department of Labor states that Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is the “chief occupational hazard since the 90’s – disabling workers in epidemic proportions.” A provision in the Florida Workers’ Compensation Act states that; ” the disablement or death of an employee resulting from an occupational disease…shall be treated as the happening of an injury by accident.” Carpal tunnel syndrome caused by, for example, extensive repetitive motion, is one of the occupational diseases covered under the act. Every worker who develops Carpal Tunnel Syndrome or any other type of Repetitive Stress Injury as a result of performing his or her job may be legally entitled to receive Florida Workers’ Compensation medical and monetary benefits.
Many “CTS” victims accidentally give up their Florida Workers’ Compensation rights to get Workers’ Comp benefits because of misunderstandings they have about the WC regulations. Examples of these include:
- By getting medical help outside of their Workers’ Comp benefits (for example under your Company’s health insurance plan)
- By hiring an attorney to handle their Workers’ Comp claim, some workers believe that they will be taking their employer to court. This is not true, what you are doing, in fact, is suing your employer’s insurance company. Regardless of fault, the Florida Workers’ Compensation laws prohibit employees from ever suing their employers for on-the-job injuries. In compensation for this constraint, employees are entitled, in most circumstances, to medical care and compensation through the Florida Workers’ Compensation Act
- Employers and their Insurance Companies don’t always “play fair.” “repetitive motion” victims frequently need the assistance of an experienced Workers’ Compensation lawyer simply to go head-to-head with the insurance company’s lawyers to make sure that they receive the maximum Workers’ Compensation benefits provided by law.
Contact Tampa based Workers’ Comp attorney Kevin Moore if you have any questions or problems associated with your Carpal Tunnel Syndrome case.
- Where to get treatment: Employees believe that their company will look after their best interests and that the WC Insurance Companies do the same. Many do but some (far too many) will, after being notified that their employee has developed a repetitive stress injury, will tell them to get treatment under their group’s health insurance plan, even though they know that the injured worker should be referred to the Workers’ Compensation insurance company.
- Unfortunately, if an employee receives treatment under the employer’s health plan, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome sufferers may in effect, forfeit their legal right to receive Workers’ Compensation benefits. Before you get treatment, talk to Kevin if your company even hints that you should receive treatment outside of Florida Workers’ Comp!
You are safe to file a claim! Many CTS victims feel that if they file for WC benefits, they will be fired or harassed by their employers. It is against Florida WC law for them to do that! Some employers do create a hostile or adverse workplace environment for injured employees who do exercise their Florida Workers’ Compensation rights to receive benefits. This doesn’t happen often since few of them want to risk a law suit (that could result in substantial damages) in a Retaliatory Discharge or Americans with Disabilities Act lawsuit by firing workers for filing for Florida Workers’ Compensation benefits. This is one of the reasons you will want Kevin Moore, ‘your advocate’ by your side in a CTS claim.
The Tampa based Florida Workers’ Compensation law firm of Kevin Moore would like to discuss in a free, no obligation consultation the particular circumstances of your CTS WC claim.
You Deserve Quality Workers’ Compensation Representation!
The Law Firm of Kevin A. Moore helps victims of Florida work place injuries receive just compensation for their losses. We’re not just another law firm. We are highly experienced at handling workers’ compensation cases. Dealing with On The Job Injuries is what we do. We serve clients throughout the State of Florida from our centrally located offices in Tampa and Ft. Lauderdale/Miami.
Your injury is serious and your legal rights are important to you and your family. Make sure your rights and your family are protected. Call a lawyer. It is critical that you do the research to find a reputable and capable attorney. We believe our success is based not only on our results but in the personal relationships we have with our clients. Attorney Moore’s skill in recovering large awards and settlements speaks for itself about the quality of our representation, quality that we refer to as the “Advantage of Experience.”
This Website discusses our legal practice and our credentials, and it provides powerful educational information on Florida Workers’ Compensation Law. Every case is unique and deserves to be evaluated on its own merits. Please contact us for a free consultation before making a decision about representation. You will speak with Kevin Moore directly, not a staff member.
Our Firm welcomes the challenges offered by difficult cases involving serious injuries and complex issues. If you have been injured due to any work place related incident, do not hesitate to call and talk to us. You deserve to know your valuable Legal Rights.
Exclusively On-The-Job Injuries All The Time
You Need An Attorney Who Specializes In The Complexities of Workers Compensation Law. What you don’t need is a lawyer who “also” practices Workers’ Compensation. Florida Workers Compensation laws can change regularly and ensuring your lawyer is highly competent in this specific area is critical. As a matter of history, Florida has undergone major workers compensation law changes in 1989, 1994 and 2002. Additionally, the Judges of Workers Compensation continue to modify the law based on their rulings. Attorney Moore is fully apprized of the latest law changes and will position your case to maximize your benefits.
You should select your lawyer for their expertise and experience in specific categories of cases. The “right lawyer” for your Workers’ Comp case is the person who has substantial experience handling a case very similar to yours, who can and will take action at once. Kevin Moore has handled 1,000’s of workers compensation cases since 1992.
You Need An Attorney Who Knows Florida Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Claims Cases
What you don’t need is a lawyer who “also” practices Workers’ Comp. More and more, laws are being written that are only fully understood by those few lawyers who are highly competent in specific areas. Finding the “right lawyer”, means a lawyer with substantial workers compensation knowledge and experience, is what you want when you need competent help. Lawyers should be selected for their expertise and experience in specific categories of cases. The “right lawyer” for your Workers’ Comp case is the person who has substantial experience handling a case very similar to yours, who can and will take action at once.
Kevin Moore and his Florida Workers’ Compensation law firm is who you want and what you need
If this carpal tunnel syndrome occurred because of a Florida workplace accident, you should rightfully expect your employer and their insurance company to provide quality care, covering all of your injury related expenses, and compensate you, while you are unable to work if you authorized physician indicates, for your resulting lost income. These are reasonable expectations but all too often you end up having to fight the insurance company for your rightful compensation.
You Are Covered By The Law: According to the Florida Workers Compensation Statute Chapter 440 Section 15 – you could qualify for Temporary Total or Temporary Partial Disability Wages and be entitled to up to 66% of your average weekly wages during the time period of such disability. There are some restrictions and you may have disagreements with the insurance company about them. If this is your circumstance or are worried that you may have such a disagreement with the insurance company then now is the time to contact Kevin Moore’s Florida Workers Compensation Law Firm.
Insurance companies are supposed to pay you every two weeks you are out of work because of your injuries. If they don’t pay you timely they owe you penalties and interest. They are also supposed to pay you based upon your last 13 weeks of wages earned. In many cases the insurance company incorrectly calculates your benefits incorrectly and underpays you. You need a lawyer to fight for your lost wage benefits.
The insurance company is required to pay your authorized workers compensation medical expenses, prescription medications and your medical mileage. Many times the insurance carrier refuses to pay a medical bill or prescriptions and you are left with these expenses. You need a lawyer to fight to get your medical treatment and medical bills paid.
You need an advocate
Just when you are at your weakest you may have to fight the insurance company for the most basic benefits. Florida Workers Comp Insurance companies are notorious for denying claims, and denying rightful or quality care and services. The insurance company’s goal is to save money – not to assure you your rightful care and compensation. If you have had a catastrophic injury you are not in a position to fight the insurance company and more than likely neither is your family. You need to know that your lawyer will take care of the issues that arise and have your best interest at hand.
The Law Firm of Kevin A. Moore will listen to you with compassion and understanding. Attorney Kevin More will evaluate your medical records, communicate with your doctors and deal with the insurance adjuster and attorney.. If you are not getting what you are entitled to, Kevin is ready to fight the insurance companies for you at depositions, mediations and, if necessary, at trial. With Kevin Moore as your attorney, you will have one of the most experienced Florida Workers Comp lawyer in the State of Florida representing you.
Kevin Moore’s Experience:
Kevin Moore has been aggressively practicing law and guiding and protecting his clients’ interests since 1992. Kevin and his Firm have handled thousands of workers compensation cases and a significant number of cases involving catastrophic injury. No Florida Workers Compensation attorney will do a better job in seeing that you get justice and compensation for your workplace loss. Call us or contact us now. Our consultations are always free and you never pay a fee unless we win your case. In the Tampa Area or State Wide the Florida Workers’ Compensation Law Firm of Kevin A. Moore will be on your side and by your side.
Exclusively On-The-Job Injuries All The Time
Our main goal is taking care of our clients. Kevin handles all of his cases personally, speaks with each of his clients regularly and is always fighting to get the benefits you deserve. Our culture revolves around client services. Our primary focus is to do excellent work for each and every client; to go all out and win the case. Building solid relationships with our clients and producing great results is what we do.