The 'On-The-Job' Injury Attorney

Largo Workers’ Compensation Lawyer

Workplace accidents can range in severity from bandaging a cut to suffering catastrophic injuries that end your career and impact every aspect of your life moving forward. Fortunately, Florida upholds a mandatory insurance system that almost all employers must participate in, which provides a safety net when you are hurt or fall ill due to your job duties.

Workers’ compensation is an alternative to protracted and expensive litigation against a negligent employer. To receive benefits, you do not have to prove your employer did anything wrong, and even if human error on your part contributed to your injuries, your employer is still required to pay benefits. Talk to a Largo workers’ compensation lawyer from The Law Firm of Kevin A. Moore to discover more about your options.

Steps To Take Immediately After A Workplace Accident

To qualify for workers’ compensation benefits, you must be absent from work under doctor’s orders for at least seven days. The process begins when you notify your employer of your injuries. You have 30 days to do so, but the sooner you report an accident, injury, or illness, the sooner you can potentially receive your wage replacement payments.

Once you notice your employer, they must then notify their insurance carrier. However, if they do not, you can do it yourself or ask a Largo workers’ compensation attorney to do it for you.

What Worker’s Compensation Benefits Are Available?

The benefits you are entitled to receive after a workplace injury will depend on several factors, including the severity of your injuries, how long you will be out from work, and whether you can return to the same position. Generally, you are entitled to medical care, which includes prescription drugs, lab tests, surgeries, medical devices, and a travel stipend to get to your appointments.

Temporary Disability Payments

If you must be absent from work for 21 days or more, you may qualify for temporary disability payments. Typically, you will be paid two-thirds of your average salary or more if you are an at-risk employee, such as a police officer or firefighter.

Permanent Disability And Job Retraining

If your injury is permanent and disabling to the point you cannot perform light duty, you can seek permanent disability status, which is paid until you are 75 if you are eligible for social security and for life if you are not. In some cases, workers’ compensation pays for job retraining for disabled employees who can return to work, just not at the job they formerly held.

Death Benefits

Additionally, death benefits are available to family members of employees who are killed by a job-related accident or illness.

Call The Law Firm of Kevin A. Moore, a dedicated Largo workers’ compensation attorney, as soon as possible after getting hurt on the job or discovering a work-related illness. Our trusted team can help you understand what benefits you qualify for and help you obtain them.

Pre Existing Conditions And Workers’ Comp

In some instances, a pre-existing condition might not affect a job-related injury claim at all. For example, if you are being treated for heart disease and fall at your job, breaking your hip, your heart disease is not a factor in your benefits. On the other hand, if you have a heart attack at work, your pre-existing condition becomes relevant.

If a job injury worsens a pre-existing condition, you may still be entitled to benefits under Florida Statutes § 440.09(1)(b). The statute permits employees who sustained injuries at work and who now need additional treatment for a pre existing condition to collect benefits if the job-related injury is more than 50 percent responsible for the additional treatment or disability rating.

It is important to note that pre-existing conditions are usually more challenging to prove because many employers and insurers will claim your injury did not occur at work. Having dedicated legal counsel from a Largo workers’ compensation attorney makes this process much smoother. Attorney Kevin Moore will advocate on your behalf every step of the way and ensure the proper documentation is in place to prove your injuries are related to your work.

Work With A Largo Workers’ Compensation Attorney For Trusted Guidance

Even if your workplace accident is straightforward and undisputed, applying for benefits can be daunting. Something as simple as missing a deadline or seeing the wrong physician can result in a delay or denial of your claim.

A Largo workers’ compensation lawyer can alleviate your stress by assisting you every step of the way. Kevin A. Moore acts as a liaison between you, the insurance adjuster, and the workers’ compensation claims administrator to keep problems from arising. Additionally, you can expect to work directly with Mr. Moore from the beginning and will be kept in the loop regarding every decision that is made. Call The Law Firm of Kevin A. Moore today to learn more.


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— Maxine Williams

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About Kevin A. Moore

If you have been injured on the job, you can do it alone, but why would you? Workers’ compensation injuries are tough on everyone, and you need someone to stand by you and for you …No confusion, no new associate attorney, just commitment to you and your family.

The Law Firm of Kevin A. Moore was established in 1995 to serve the needs of employees injured on the job. Since that time, Kevin has represented injured workers in all major cities in Florida, including Tampa. As a Tampa Workers’ Compensation Injury Attorney, Kevin prides himself on a direct relationship with his clients.

Why Choose The Law Firm of Kevin A. Moore

Free Consultation

Let Kevin assess your case and help you understand your rights. One phone call, no obligation, just information.

Only Work-Related Injuries, All The Time

When you focus on one thing, you do it exceptionally well.

The Advantage Of Experience

With nearly 30 years of workers’ compensation experience, Kevin is the teacher, not the student.

Centrally Located

Kevin has three centrally located offices in the state where he services the needs of clients throughout the state of Florida.

Direct Contact With Your Attorney

Our clients talk directly with Kevin about their case, every issue, every time.

Contact Kevin – Only Pay When We Win: 844-538-6580.