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Millions of employees are injured 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. 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. That could be 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. They need to have the resources to back up whatever your case may require.
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, medical costs, and economic hardships. Our Melbourne personal injury lawyers are passionate about helping victims heal and get to the best recovery possible.
Douglas R. Beam, P.A.'s 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, are listed as Super Lawyers, and have an Avvo Superb Rating of 10/10.
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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.
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 that take place daily 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 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. We've helped our clients, on average, receive 3x what they’re offered before our firm is hired.
Are you currently looking at pursuing a work injury lawsuit, from getting medical bills covered to planning for life after a brain injury? If you’ve been injured on the job you should speak with a Melbourne, Florida work injury lawyer. Do this as quickly as you can. Filing a workers' compensation claim means an employer is responsible for your work-related injury. Once your injury takes place, insurance measures your actions and works to make sure they pay you as little as possible for your recovery. Were you injured on the job and are curious if your case is a good one? Contact us for a free consultation!
Look for these three things when choosing a work injury lawyer.
Find a personal injury lawyer who has a history of winning workers' compensation lawsuits. These personal injury attorneys will understand your injury lawsuit, your injury, and how your life has changed. Additionally, the right work injury lawyer will understand complications around wrongful termination, medical costs, medical care, disability benefits, and employer's insurance.
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.
The best law firms are ready and willing to go to trial, yet the majority of cases in great personal injury law firms settle. Why? Because insurance is terrified of going to court against great personal injury lawyers. 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 happens, 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 injuries that take place at work. An expert personal injury lawyer should represent someone for a workplace injury. The work injury 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. We can map out a plan that details the medical bills, emergency room visits, lost wages, wrongful termination, and social security disability. We'll also pursue other monetary damages you are owed as a result of the accident.
Yes, there are specific instances in which you should hire a workers' comp attorney. Employers have certain legal responsibilities for maintaining a safe workplace. They need to follow the regulations put forth by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and follow state and local laws. Workplace injuries often result in significant medical expenses and lost work. It can be a challenge for the injured worker to get the compensation they deserve.
If you are facing any of the situations below, you should strongly consider working with 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 disability benefits.
5. Your boss is retaliating against you.
6. Your work injury happened because of a third party’s actions or an employer's misconduct.
In all of these situations it is hugely in your favor to get a workers' compensation attorney. Your attorney will handle the legal process and fight for the financial compensation you deserve.
Most workers' compensation lawyers are paid on contingency. They are paid on the backend and typically receive 15-25% of whatever their client is awarded.
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.
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. An attorney can determine the necessary actions you should take to obtain fair compensation. Give our team a call at (321) 723-6591 today for a free and fast consultation.
Depending on your injury and what caused it, you have 2 to 4 years to sue for negligence. Talk to an attorney today to make sure you can recover a settlement for your workers' compensation claim before it's too late.
For over three decades, our firm has protected injury victims throughout Melbourne, Florida and Central Florida by winning compensation for their losses. Our personal injury lawyers are experts who have a record of successfully representing clients. That 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 from 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 email@example.com, or fill out the simple form below.
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