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Florida Workers’ Compensation

Catastrophic Injury

If you have a Catastrophic Work Related Injury, then you are likely to be entitled to receive lifetime benefits. This is one of the reasons why Catastrophic Injury cases should only be handled by an experienced Florida WC lawyer – so much is at stake. The cost of paying lifetime benefits is something insurance companies want to avoid. As your attorney, Kevin will prepare your case so that you receive every possible benefit you are entitled to under Florida law. Kevin Moore has vast experience and, more importantly, success working with serious & catastrophic WC injury cases! Please review our recent case outcomes on catastrophic injuries.

Unlike some work place injuries, a catastrophic injury frequently occurs abruptly and without prior warning. Injuries are typically considered catastrophic due to the enormous impact they have on the lives of those who experience them, as well as their families. The types of catastrophic Workers Compensation injuries typically include:

  • Head injury
  • Brain injury
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Accidental amputation
  • Severe burns
  • Multiple fractures
  • Neurological disorders

Injury management for workers’ comp catastrophic injuries is very complex and requires the expertise of a team of health professionals including primary and consulting physicians, nurses, therapists, and, frequently, mental health counselors. All too often the insurance carrier denies or delays the necessary and appropriate treatment the injured worker, or his family needs to ensure the best possible medical outcome. In many instances the insurance carrier will send a representative to talk to the injured worker or family members at the hospital to investigate the accident. They will ask for information and try to get the injured worker or family member to sign documents or take statements that the insurance company may not be entitled to. The insurance company will do everything they can to get as much information before you hire an attorney to start to build a case against you. Therefore it is important that you seek legal advice immediately to make sure you do not give up any legal rights. Catastrophic workers’ comp cases entail long-term needs which far exceed those of individuals with less severe injuries. Not surprisingly, the Insurance Companies frequently will not do enough or even provide what is considered the ‘proper’ minimal amount of care for such cases.

Attorney Kevin Moore and his Worker’s Compensation law firm work tirelessly to determine the full costs of current and future needs for victims of catastrophic injuries. He has obtained substantial settlements and awards in Workers’ Compensation injury litigation and negotiation for clients suffering from catastrophic injuries. Kevin and his team is THE TEAM you want protecting you and your family’s future.

You Deserve Quality Workers’ Compensation Representation!

The Law Firm of Kevin A. Moore helps victims of Florida work place injuries receive just compensation for their losses. We’re not just another law firm. He is highly experienced at handling workers’ compensation cases. Dealing with On The Job Injuries is what we do. We serve clients throughout the State of Florida.

Your injury is serious and your legal rights are important to you and your family. Make sure your rights and your family are protected. Call a lawyer. It is critical that you do the research to find a reputable and capable attorney. We believe our success is based not only on our results but in the personal relationships we have with our clients. Attorney Moore’s skill in recovering large awards and settlements speaks for itself about the quality of our representation, quality that we refer to as the “Advantage of Experience.

This Website discusses our legal practice and our credentials, and it provides powerful educational information on Florida Workers’ Compensation Law. Every case is unique and deserves to be evaluated on its own merits. Please contact us for a free consultation before making a decision about representation. You will speak with Kevin Moore directly, not a staff member.

Our Firm welcomes the challenges offered by difficult cases involving serious injuries and complex issues. If you have been injured due to any work place related incident, do not hesitate to call and talk to us. You deserve to know your valuable Legal Rights.

Exclusively On-The-Job Injuries All The Time

You Need An Attorney Who Specializes In The Complexities of Workers Compensation Law. What you don’t need is a lawyer who “also” practices Workers’ Compensation. Florida Workers Compensation laws can change regularly and ensuring your lawyer is highly competent in this specific area is critical. As a matter of history, Florida has undergone major workers compensation law changes in 1989, 1994 and 2002. Additionally, the Judges of Workers Compensation continue to modify the law based on their rulings. Attorney Moore is fully apprized of the latest law changes and will position your case to maximize your benefits.

You should select your lawyer for their expertise and experience in specific categories of cases. The “right lawyer” for your Workers’ Comp case is the person who has substantial experience handling a case very similar to yours, who can and will take action at once. Kevin Moore has handled 1,000’s of workers compensation cases since 1992.

You Need An Attorney Who Knows Florida WC Catastrophic Injury Claims Cases

Your Losses:

Losing an arm, a leg, a hand or a foot is a loss like no other. Your loss is very personal and traumatic, but Kevin Moore has helped many injured workers who have gone though what you are experiencing. Kevin knows how to protect your legal rights and to make sure the insurance carrier pays all the benefits you are entitled to. Florida Statutes provides for a certain amount of Catastrophic Temporary Disability if you qualify. Kevin can answer not only the issue of Catastrophic Disability Benefits, but can also discuss with you future medical care, possible attendant care benefits, vocational retraining and how workers compensation benefits interact with other disability benefits such as Social Security and Short or Long Term disability benefit plans. Adapting to any amputation is a gradual process. You are no doubt grateful and relieved to even be alive after your brush with tragedy in a severe work-place accident. Yet you and those who care for you must cope with the aftermath of your catastrophic injury. He knows that it is never easy.

In the short term, your wound needs time to heal. Many catastrophic injured workers have experience phantom pains because of the way the nerve endings function. Even with the real and phantom pains, over the long term, you need to adapt to getting around or working around the fact that you have a permanent disability because you are missing a body part.

Financially, the short-term expenses will initially entail such things as ambulance and emergency room care, surgery and other follow-up care and close monitoring of your healing with an eye on prevention of infection. You will also likely miss a significant amount of work and need replacement of your lost wages.

Your long-term financial expenses may include (durable) medical equipment, prosthetics, physical therapy, occupational therapy and psychological therapy and job retraining. Some people who suffer a catastrophic injury have a hard time ever making a living as they did before. Construction workers, musicians and repairmen may find it impossible to work as before at similar jobs.

Reasonable Expectations:

If this catastrophic injury occurred because of a Florida workplace accident, you should rightfully expect your employer and their insurance company to provide quality care, covering all of your injury related expenses, and compensate you, while you are unable to work if you authorized physician indicates, for your resulting lost income. These are reasonable expectations but all too often you end up having to fight the insurance company for your rightful compensation.

You Are Covered By The Law: According to the Florida Workers Compensation Statute Chapter 440 Section 15 – you could qualify for Temporary Total or Temporary Partial Disability Wages and be entitled to up to 66% of your average weekly wages during the time period of such disability. There are some restrictions and you may have disagreements with the insurance company about them. If this is your circumstance or are worried that you may have such a disagreement with the insurance company then now is the time to contact Kevin Moore’s Florida Workers Compensation Law Firm.

Insurance companies are supposed to pay you every two weeks you are out of work because of your injuries. If they don’t pay you timely they owe you penalties and interest. They are also supposed to pay you based upon your last 13 weeks of wages earned. In many cases the insurance company incorrectly calculates your benefits incorrectly and underpays you. You need a lawyer to fight for your lost wage benefits.

The insurance company is required to pay your authorized workers compensation medical expenses, prescription medications and your medical mileage. Many times the insurance carrier refuses to pay a medical bill or prescriptions and you are left with these expenses. You need a lawyer to fight to get your medical treatment and medical bills paid.

You need an advocate

Just when you are at your weakest you may have to fight the insurance company for the most basic benefits. Florida Workers Comp Insurance companies are notorious for denying claims, and denying rightful or quality care and services. The insurance company’s goal is to save money – not to assure you your rightful care and compensation. If you have had a catastrophic injury you are not in a position to fight the insurance company and more than likely neither is your family. You need to know that your lawyer will take care of the issues that arise and have your best interest at hand.

The Law Firm of Kevin A. Moore will listen to you with compassion and understanding. Attorney Kevin More will evaluate your medical records, communicate with your doctors and deal with the insurance adjuster and attorney. If you are not getting what you are entitled to, Kevin is ready to fight the insurance companies for you at depositions, mediations and, if necessary, at trial. With Kevin Moore as your attorney, you will have one of the most experienced Florida Workers Comp lawyer in the State of Florida representing you.

Kevin Moore’s Experience:

Kevin Moore has been aggressively practicing law and guiding and protecting his clients’ interests since 1992. Kevin and his Firm have handled thousands of workers compensation cases and a significant number of cases involving catastrophic injury. No Florida Workers Compensation attorney will do a better job in seeing that you get justice and compensation for your workplace loss. Call us or contact us now. His consultations are always free and you never pay a fee unless we win your case. No matter where you are in Florida, The Law Firm of Kevin A. Moore will be on your side and by your side.

Exclusively On-The-Job Injuries All The Time

Our main goal is taking care of our clients. Kevin handles all of his cases personally, speaks with each of his clients regularly and is always fighting to get the benefits you deserve. Our culture revolves around client services. Our primary focus is to do excellent work for each and every client; to go all out and win the case. Building solid relationships with our clients and producing great results is what we do.

The Law Firm of Kevin A Moore services the entire state of Florida, including Homestead, Hialeah and Hollywood.