As reported by Click Orlando, new legislation would expand Florida workers’ compensation benefits for first responders to include diagnosis and treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder, better known as (PTSD). Currently, the law requires “a physical impact” before any type of psychiatric injury can be covered. If the change is passed, a first responder simply needs to be present at the accident scene in order to make such a claim under workers’ compensation. Unfortunately this will not otherwise benefit most Florida workers.
In any event, all injured employees should seek an experienced Florida workers’ compensation lawyer as soon as possible to ensure that they are receiving all of the benefits that they deserve. Coral Springs Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Evan M. Ostfeld, has been practicing nearly 25 years and is widely recognized in this complicated area of the law. In fact, he has 10.0 (Superb) rating from Avvo. The Avvo Rating evaluate a lawyer’s background based upon the attorney’s profile and from various public sources like the state bar associations.
Moreover, he is the recipient of their Clients’ Choice Award in 2017 and 2016 in this field. In fact, Evan has over 150 client and peer reviews praising his accomplishments!
While Evan’s main office is in Coral Springs, he can represent clients anywhere in Florida. With satellite locations statewide, including: Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Pierce, Fort Myers, Hollywood, Jupiter, Miami, Naples, Plantation, Port Saint Lucie, Vero Beach and West Palm Beach, there is probably an office close to you. If not, a meeting can be arranged at your own home.
In addition to handling workers’ compensation matters, Evan and his team practices extensively with personal injury accidents including ones involving cars, trucks, pedestrians, slip and falls, trip and falls, and cruise ship claims. If you or someone that you know requires legal help or simply has a question on any of these issues, call Evan at (866) I-SUE-YOU (478-3968) or simply send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.