Workers’ compensation is a type of disability insurance designed to help those who experience a work-related injuries or illnesses. Although most employers in Florida are required to provide this type of insurance, workers who file claims often run into obstacles that hamper their ability to collect the needed compensation. A Coral Springs workers’ compensation attorney has the knowledge to help those in need obtain the financial assistance to which they may be entitled. This is one of the services available from The Law Offices of Evan M. Ostfeld.
Anyone who works is exposed to certain risks. Even those employed in clerical fields may experience certain health problems, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, which are related to repetitive tasks. Other workers may be exposed to hazardous agents that cause long-term health problems, including asthma and asbestosis. Those who do physical labor often suffer from back and neck injuries, amputations or impairment of their hearing or vision. Although these types of injuries should be covered under the workers’ compensation program, a successful claim is not always guaranteed.
There are many issues that have to be examined before a claim can be filed. It can matter whether the injured worker was a regular employee or an independent contractor, or whether the injury occurred at a workplace or while traveling to or from that location. Those who are injured may be entitled to different types of benefits, although other available programs may affect those benefits. Even the choice of the doctor who evaluates the injury can impact the benefits that are awarded. A Coral Springs workers’ compensation attorney understands the law and the workings of the legal system, and will do what is necessary to ensure the success of a claim.
Evan M. Ostfeld is highly respected for his legal services, having received both a Top Attorney rating and the Clients’ Choice 2016 Award from the Avvo system of evaluating lawyers, specifically in the area of workers’ compensation. He is dedicated to helping his clients in different matters, including such issues as the selection of medical specialists, the determination of the specifics of the claim and the acquisition of lost wages. He will also assess the case in order to determine whether it is necessary to go to trial.