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Were you injured on the job? Need a workers comp attorney to fight for you? Your free consultation is just a call away! You deserve proper compensation!

Melbourne Personal Injury Lawyers

Employees are injured in the millions every year. These injuries can be incredibly serious or result in death. If you’re injured while on the job, you may be entitled to recoveries for injury or illness. In death cases, families may be entitled to compensation. Depending upon how someone was injured on the job, the hurt person may be entitled to compensation through workers’ compensation law, a personal injury lawsuit, or both. Employees who have suffered a work injury should seek the advice of a law firm that has strong results and dedicated experience. It is important that the personal injury law firm has the ability to take your case from the start to close and has the resources to back up whatever your case may require.

Award-Winning Attorneys

Listed among the top trial attorneys nationally

The team at Douglas R. Beam P.A. knows how intense the pain and suffering is for individuals who have been injured on the job. Decades of helping our clients win favorable personal injury claims has given our team strong insight into personal injury lawsuits. These accidents can lead to lost wages, wrongful termination, injury or illness, medical costs and economic hardships. Our Melbourne personal injury lawyers are passionate about helping victims heal and get to the best recovery possible.

Our approach has helped us win over $1 Billion Dollars in settlements and verdicts for our clients. Our two leading personal injury attorneys, Doug Beam and Riley Beam, have been listed as Super Lawyers and have an Avvo Superb Rating of 10/10.

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“Riley Beam and his office are very knowledgeable and supportive. They make dealing with a bad situation the best possible. Someone is always there to help or answer questions when you need them, no matter time or day of the week.”
- Kaylyn L.

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This car crash was so violent that the rear bumper of the automobile was inches from the driver’s head. Our 43-year-old client’s life was forever changed when an employee from Mercedes Benz of Melbourne crashed into the rear of their vehicle. The car crash crushed the rear of their automobile and resulted in catastrophic injuries for our client. After a seven-day jury trial, our client was awarded $4.3 Million Dollars.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I Need a Work Injury Lawyer?

How Personal Injury Lawyers Help

Every year in every case we try, we are shocked to find how little insurance companies want to offer our clients. On average, we find that insurance undervalues injury claims by 2 to 100 times what we get for our client. It’s a broad spectrum, but it proves a point.

Most people don’t understand how badly insurance is setting them up for the future.

The majority of the workplace injuries or illness that take place every day come out nowhere. An injury compiled with the trauma of losing work can lead to lasting pain and suffering. To make matters worse, insurance is known for fighting cases when individuals are injured on the job. When it is time for insurance companies to fulfill their duty, they are often more focused on revenue than helping the injured.

The top insurance companies made over $300,000,000,000 in 2019 by making sure they were paying out claims that were favorable to them. Great personal injury lawyers know the tricks of the insurance companies. At Douglas R. Beam P.A., our personal injury lawyers have brought in over $1,000,000,000 in settlements and verdicts and helped our clients, on average, receive 3x what they’re offered before our firm is hired.

From getting medical bills covered to planning life after a brain injury, if you’ve been injured on the job you should speak with a Melbourne, Florida personal injury lawyer. Do this as quickly as possible. Once your injury takes place, insurance is measuring your actions and working to make sure they pay you the least amount of money possible for your recovery. If you have been injured on the job and are curious if your case is a good one, contact us for a free consultation!

How to Choose a Work Injury Lawyer

What to Consider When Choosing Melbourne, Florida Personal Injury Lawyers

These three characteristics are a must-have for a personal injury lawsuit:

Know Their Results

Find a personal injury lawyer who has a history of winning negligence lawsuits. These personal injury attorneys will understand your injury lawsuit, your injury or illness and how your life has changed. Additionally, the right personal injury lawyer will understand complications around wrongful termination, medical costs, medical care, disability benefits and employer's insurance.

Contingency Fee Only

Good personal injury lawyers bet on themselves. The way they do that is through contingency fees. All that means is that you don’t pay any money up front. Standard contingency fees are between 15% and 25% of whatever is awarded.

They Go to Trial

The majority of cases in great personal injury law firms settle. Why? Because insurance is terrified of going to court against great personal injury attorneys. Trials are expensive and time-consuming. Insurance companies fear personal injury attorneys that have the resources, experience and know how to beat them soundly in court.

In a perfect world, when a workplace injury case takes place, we should be able to trust our insurance company to put our lives back together. Unfortunately, most insurance companies make their money by underpaying victims of injury or illness that takes place at work. When a personal injury lawyer represents someone for a workplace injury, the lawyer will know how to deal with insurance companies so that they fulfill their obligations. The personal injury lawyers at Douglas R. Beam P.A. can evaluate your workplace injury lawsuit during the initial consultation and map out a plan that details the medical bills, emergency room visits, lost wages, wrongful termination, social security disability and other monetary damages you are owed as a result of the accident.

Is it Worth Getting a Workers' Comp Attorney?

Yes, there are specific situations in which you should hire a workers' comp attorney. If you are facing any of the situations below, you should strongly consider hiring a workers comp attorney.

1. Your employer denies claims or doesn’t pay your benefits promptly

2. Your employer’s settlement offer doesn’t cover lost wages or medical bills

3. Your medical issues prevent you from returning to your job, limit what you can do at work or keep you from working

4. You receive or plan to apply for Social Security benefits

5. Your boss is retaliating against you

6. Your work injury happened because of a third party’s actions or an employers misconduct

In all of these situations it is hugely in your favor to get a workers' compensation attorney.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Much Does a Workers' Comp Lawyer Cost?

Most worker's compensation lawyers are paid on a contingency fee. They are paid on the backend and typically receive 15-25% of whatever their client is awarded.

How Long Can an Employee Be Out On Worker's Compensation?

The general answer is three to seven years, but this can vary depending on the injuries that occurred. Permanent disability typically has no time limit for worker’s compensation.

Can I Sue My Employer for an Injury on the Job?

Yes, if your employer has done any of the following, you may be able to sue them for an injury on the job.

1. Your employer caused your injury and did so intentionally

2. Your employer was grossly negligent

3. Your claim is denied by your employer in bad faith

4. Your employer manufactured whatever product injured you

5. Your employer has a relationship with the contractor or subcontractor you worked for when you were injured

6. You are an independent contractor

In each of these circumstances, there are a number of factors that must be considered before a case is pursued. Give our team a call at (321) 723-6591 today for a free and fast consultation.

How Long After a Work Injury Can You Sue?

Depending on your injury and what caused it, you have 2 to 4 years to sue for negligence.

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For over three decades, our firm has protected injury victims throughout Melbourne, Florida and Central Florida by winning compensation for their losses from a work injury. The expertise that our personal injury lawyers possess and our record of successfully representing clients has allowed our firm to become a leading Brevard County personal injury law firm.

If you or a loved one has experienced pain and suffering due to a workplace injury, contact our offices today for a free case review. Our team is available at all hours of the day and will act quickly to protect your rights. For an immediate consultation, call our phone number (321) 723-6591, email us at or fill out the simple form below.

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