In the State of Florida, if you operate a business with more than 3 employees, or a business in the construction industry with any number of employees, you are required to carry workers' compensation coverage. Unfortunately, many employers are not prepared or equipped to deal with an employee who is injured on the job, or don't understand what their obligations to that employee are under Florida law. Things can get even more complicated if the injured worker retains an attorney.
How Does Workers' Compensation Affect Your Business?
Workers' compensation affects your business from the moment you make the decision to hire any new employee. It continues throughout that employee's time with your business, and even potentially years after that employee has left. Workers' compensation claims also affect your bottom line in a number of ways beyond the premium you pay for the insurance. While the majority of injured workers are well-intentioned individuals who just want to recover and return to work, difficult employees can be disruptive and have a ruinous impact on your operations, morale and efficiency.
How We Can Help
Our attorneys are dedicated to the practice of Florida workers' compensation
law, with decades of combined experience in and out of the courtroom.
As instructors approved by the State of Florida, they frequently lecture
on workers' compensation and related topics to employers, insurers,
industry groups and small businesses. We can help your business familiarize
itself with the workers' compensation process and adopt best practices
for employee hiring, workplace safety, management of injured workers and
return to work issues, as well as dealing with difficult employees. We
offer predefined programs which fit your schedule and audience, be they
management, supervisors, support personnel, or any combination. We can
also custom tailor a presentation to fit your needs - whether you're
looking for a "lunch & learn" type engagement or a full
day "crash course." We offer a unique opportunity to discuss
your company's workers' compensation concerns in a setting which
is not academic, but focused on real world experiences and actual case
studies presented by actual litigators with a wealth of experience and
Proactive is always better than reactive, and we invite you to take advantage of what we have to offer your business.