Jacksonville Workers' Compensation Attorney
When you have suffered
workplace injuries, your accident will most likely be covered by workers' compensation.
Many individuals in your position find that working with this system is
difficult and frustrating, and there is a chance that your claim will
be wrongly denied. You can significantly improve your chances of a successful
claim by coming to Jason K.S. Porter for help.
Workers' compensation coverage is mandatory for businesses in our state
with four or more employees, and it protects the employer against the
liability of being sued in a
personal injury lawsuit. It also guarantees that the employee will receive benefits under
most circumstances without the necessity of proving that the employer's
negligence was a contributing factor or cause of the injury. As long as
your injury was not self-inflicted or the result of being under the influence
of drugs or alcohol, you will most likely be covered.
The major downside to this system, from the employee's perspective,
is that workers' compensation benefits are significantly limited in
comparison to what the worker might receive in a personal injury lawsuit.
If you have been injured in a
construction accident or other type of workplace incident, your benefits will generally be calculated
at roughly two-thirds of your normal wages, in addition to compensation
for medical treatment, and you cannot claim punitive damages or pain and
suffering. We have extensive experience with preparing workers' compensation
claims and in helping clients recover payment, and will represent you
throughout the process.
Contact us today for more information about your case.