Tampa Bay Workers’ Compensation, Injury and Disability Lawyers
If you’ve been hurt in an accident while at work or out on the road, you need to know that your medical bills will be taken care of and that you will be financially supported while you recover. This is especially important if you’ve suffered a catastrophic injury or a long-term or permanent disability. The pathway to a financial recovery looks very different depending on whether you were on duty at work when the accident happened or not. The good news is that financial help is likely available, and the personal injury and workers’ compensation attorneys at Franco Law Firm can help you get it. Our experienced team takes on workers’ compensation claims as well as civil tort claims against negligent drivers and others to blame for causing an accident. Our firm is even experienced in helping eligible injury victims acquire valuable yet difficult-to-obtain Social Security Disability benefits. If you’ve been injured in Tampa or throughout the Tampa Bay area, Franco Law Firm is here for you.
Your Personal Law Firm Working for You
One of the hallmarks of Franco Law Firm is the personal attention we give to our clients. We meet with clients in person but can also conduct meetings via Zoom if that is more comfortable or convenient for you. Have a question or need to talk? Our staff is available throughout the day via phone and email, or you can call and schedule an appointment with an attorney. We are a hands-on law office, and we are all here for you. Our satisfied clients let us know how much they appreciate our approach and the relationships we build with them.
Helping Injured Employees Get Workers’ Compensation Benefits
Workers’ compensation covers nearly every employee in Florida. Employers outside of the construction industry with four or more full-time employees must carry workers’ compensation insurance. Employers in construction with just one full or part-time worker must be insured, and farmers with six or more regular or 12 or more seasonal employees who work more than 30 days must all have workers’ comp coverage. This insurance covers you if you suffer an accidental injury, illness, occupational disease, toxic exposure, repetitive stress injury or any other injury at work.
Workers’ comp should pay all your necessary medical expenses and provide wage replacement or disability benefits while you are out of work. Employers and their insurers often try to avoid liability for workplace injuries or limit what they have to pay out. If your workers’ compensation claim has been denied, if your benefits are being unreasonably delayed or cut off before you are ready to go back to work, the team of experienced and successful workers’ compensation lawyers at Franco Law Firm can help you get the benefits you need and are entitled to under Florida workers’ compensation law.
Experienced and Successful Tampa Bay Personal Injury Lawyers
When you’ve been injured because of the negligence of another, you can hold them accountable to you for the harm they have caused, including your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other legal damages. To do this, you have to be able to prove the other party was negligent and at fault in causing the accident and your injuries. All the while, the other party’s insurance company is fighting back against your claim, saying their insured wasn’t to blame, claiming you were the negligent party, disputing the severity of your injury, or trying to get you to take less than your claim is worth. We’ve been handling personal injury claims in Tampa Bay for years and know what it takes to get the other side to pay, whether through an out-of-court settlement or a jury verdict at trial. If you’ve been hurt in a Tampa Bay automotive accident, slip and fall, or any other personal injury caused by another’s negligence, call our office for a free consultation.
If your accident happened while you were working, you might have both a personal injury claim and a workers’ compensation claim. While you can’t sue your employer for a workplace accident, you can sue a third party who was liable for causing the injury. This happens more often than you might think. As a law firm with vigorous law practices in both personal injury and workers’ compensation, we can explore both avenues to get you all the compensation available to you.
Representing Social Security Disability Claimants With Claim Denials
Out of every paycheck you’ve ever earned, the government has taken a chunk to pay for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). You’ve paid into the system for years, and if you become disabled and can no longer work, then Social Security owes you monthly benefits to help replace your lost wages. Yet for some reason, getting SSDI benefits is one of the hardest things to do. The government turns away more than two-thirds of the applications it receives for one reason or another. Now is not the time to quit, however. Now is the time to visit an experienced social security disability lawyer who knows how to fix any problems with your claim and move it through the proper channels to get it approved. Franco Law Firm is experienced in doing just that, so please give us a call if your claim was denied or if your benefits were cut off unexpectedly.
Franco Law Firm Is the Law Firm for You if You’ve Been Injured in Tampa Bay
Our lead attorney Manny Franco is a frequent lecturer to attorney groups on legal matters as well as a Certified Circuit Civil Mediator who frequently performs workers’ compensation and personal injury mediations. He is also a successful appellate lawyer who can advise you on whether it makes sense to appeal your case and can handle your workers’ comp, personal injury or SSDI appeal as necessary to get you the benefits and compensation you need and deserve. We are active in a number of professional organizations supporting personal injury victims, injured workers and social security disability claimants, and we are committed to staying on top of the latest legal developments and serving as leaders in our profession.
Franco Law Firm is a Spanish-speaking bilingual law firm that helps clients throughout the Tampa Bay area. We offer a free initial consultation and take all matters on a contingency basis. You only pay us a fee after we are successful in recovering compensation for you. No recovery, no fee. Our fees come solely from the monetary award we recover and in many cases are subject to court review so you know they are fair. Our offices are conveniently located near several Tampa freeways, and we can arrange to meet with you after hours if you are working and can’t get away to meet with your lawyer.
If you’ve been injured while at work or off duty, you are having a hard enough time dealing with your physical recovery and the disruption to your life the accident has brought about. Franco Law Firm is here to make things easier by taking on the job of seeing you are compensated for your harm and that you receive all the benefits that are due to you. Call us at 813-872-0929 to get started today.