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Do You Need a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer?

Experience Counts When Handling Workers’ Compensation Claims

If you have been injured at work, this may be the first time you have had to deal with the Florida workers’ compensation system. That inexperience could end up costing you a lot of money. Many people who have work-related injuries don’t receive all of their workers’ compensation benefits simply because they were unaware of their rights.

I’m Joseph Rooth, a board-certified workers’ compensation lawyer in New Port Richey, Florida. Since 1994, I’ve helped injured workers navigate the complex workers’ compensation system in our state.

While you don’t have to hire a lawyer to receive workers’ compensation benefits, it can make a big difference in how you are treated, especially if you have a serious injury. With offices in New Port Richey, Spring Hill, Seminole and Clearwater, I represent clients throughout the Tampa Bay and central gulf coast area in Florida.

Protecting Your Rights

If you have been injured on the job in Florida, neither your employer nor the workers’ compensation carrier will represent your interests. In fact, the interests of your insurance carrier and employer may be the opposite of yours. Only your attorney will look out for your interests.

Most people who are injured on the job simply want to get better and return to work. However, insurance carriers often play games with people who are injured. By delaying or denying your benefits, the carrier can increase its profits. The less you know about what workers’ compensation benefits are available, the more they can get away with some of these actions.

Free Lawyer Consultation

Most workers’ compensation lawyers offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case and answer your questions. You are under no obligation to hire the lawyer following this consultation. Whether you end up hiring me, another lawyer, or representing yourself, I encourage you to take advantage of this free consultation to learn more about your rights.


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