Workers’ Compensation

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Workers’ Comp Lawyer Orlando

Clarifying Workers’ Comp Claims

When you get injured on the job or develop an illness as a result of your employment, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation. In Florida, workers’ comp is a no-fault insurance system that pays for workers’ medical care and missed wages when they are harmed in the course of their employment. This coverage protects employers from some lawsuits and helps ensure employees are taken care of after workplace injuries or illnesses.

Unfortunately, the system does not always function as planned. Sometimes, employers mislead their employees to avoid increased insurance costs and others, insurance companies refuse to honor valid claims. At the state level, the Office of Insurance Regulation (OIR) oversees the workers’ comp system and the Division of Workers’ Compensation within the Florida Department of Financial Services (DFS) ensures employees receive the proper benefits.

At Maaswinkel Law, P.A., we are familiar with working with these important regulatory bodies, and we understand how to make the workers’ comp process work for you.

For assistance with a workers’ comp claim at any phase of this process, please contact us online or call us at and tell us what you are struggling with today.

Common Types of Workplace Injuries

You can get hurt at any workplace in any industry, but accidents are more common in industries like mining and construction. Some of the workplace injury cases we see most often at our firm include:

  • Workplace slip and fall accidents
  • Car accidents during work
  • Strains and sprains
  • Cuts and lacerations
  • Fractures
  • Back injuries
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Repetitive stress injuries
  • Improper lifting injuries
  • Overuse injuries
  • Occupational illnesses
  • Chemical exposure claims
  • Eye injuries
  • And more

If you suffer from any of these injuries or accidents at work, you can call our Orlando workers’ compensation lawyers before, during, or after you file a claim. Contact us online or call us at today.

Filing a Claim (and Medical Benefits)

The Florida workers’ compensation system is laid out in Chapter 440 of The 2019 Florida Statutes. In accordance with these laws, you must report your injury to your employer as soon as possible. To be eligible for benefits you must report your injury within 30 days. If you do not need emergency treatment, you must get approved treatment through the state’s medical case manager, AmeriSys. You or your employer can report your claim to AmeriSys 24/7 at 1-800-455-2079 and find an appropriate provider immediately.

As long as you do so, you should not have to pay for any of your medical bills.

Other Benefits

In addition to medical benefits (outlined above), you are entitled to short-term or long-term disability benefits if you are out of work for more than 7 days. You should receive about 66% of your regular earnings, which will be paid in bi-weekly benefits checks.

You can also be reimbursed for your mileage to and from medical appointments.

If your insurer or employer denies medical treatment or disability benefits, you can resolve this problem with the Employee Assistance Office at the Division of Workers’ Compensation or recruit an attorney.

Why Choose Our Firm

Choosing Maaswinkel Law, P.A. means putting over 40 years of experience on your side. Attorney Gregory C. Maaswinkel has been in practice since 1997 and he focuses his practice on helping people like you recover from workplace injuries and injuries caused by negligence.

Our firm believes in genuine care and commitment to your case. With our personalized style of representation, we make sure you feel supported while we get the job done and negotiate with workers’ comp providers.

We have recovered millions on behalf of our clients, and we would be honored to help you, as well.

Call us at or contact us online to get started with a free case review.

What Sets Us Apart

Truck Accident

$1,000,000

43-year-old female client rear-ended by a landscaper pick-up truck in Orlando, Florida. She underwent neck surgery and suffered a mild traumatic brain injury. The insurance company denied that the truck accident caused a brain injury.

Workers’ Compensation Injury

$600,00

A 55-year-old male client injured on the job when a tractor-trailer rear-ended his work vehicle in Brevard County, Florida. As a result of the accident, he injured his left shoulder rotator cuff and underwent a lower back lumbar fusion paid for by workers’ compensation. His wife recovered compensation for loss of consortium (the damage to their marital relationship).

Car Accident

$600,000

A 40-year-old female client was involved in a rear-end car accident in Polk County, Florida. As a result of the accident, she suffered injuries to her neck and back. The at-fault driver’s insurance company offered $9,000.00 to settle without a lawsuit. We refused to accept that offer and filed a lawsuit for our client. The insurance company hired a doctor who testified the accident was not the cause of her current pain but rather her pain was due to her age and weight.

Tractor Trailer Accident

$600,000

A 10-year-old male client that was a passenger in an SUV when it was hit by a tractor-trailer. The truck driver was traveling at an unsafe speed for the weather conditions on a rural country road in Lake County, Florida. He sustained broken legs as a result of the truck accident. The insurance and trucking company wrongfully claimed our client was not seat belted in the SUV.

Truck Driver Injured at Work

$480,000

Combined personal injury and workers compensation recovered for a 41-year-old male truck driver who was injured while on the job in Manatee County, Florida.

Construction Site Injury

$355,000

This is a feature block that you can use to Combined personal injury and workers compensation recovered for a 44-year-old male construction worker injured on a construction site in Titusville, Florida when a subcontractor driving a truck negligently backed into our client, pinning his hand to a concrete structure.

Car Accident

$350,000

We won a combined personal injury and underinsured motorist (UM) recovery for a 61-year-old female client who was driving a vehicle in Sanford, Florida when the defendant changed lanes and struck her in the passenger side.

Careless Driving Accident

$350,000

We recovered $350,000 for a 42-year-old male client who was rear-ended by a careless driver in Sarasota, Florida.

Slip & Fall on the Job

$335,000

We won a combined personal injury and workman compensation recovery for a 36-year-old male client who was injured on the job when he slipped and fell on ice cubes while delivering food supplies to the back kitchen of a restaurant in Jupiter, Florida.

Slip & Fall a Thrift Store

$295,000

We recovered $295,000.00 for a 56-year-old female who slipped and fell on a handicap ramp at a thrift store in Orlando, Florida.