West Palm Beach Workers’ Compensation Lawyers
Helping injured workers in Florida get the medical care they need and every penny they are entitled to under the law.
Don’t settle for anything less than the maximum benefit available to you
At Nicole Hessen, P.A., we are West Palm Beach workers’ compensation lawyers for injured workers, and that is all we do. We focus on this one area to deliver the best representation to Florida’s police officers, firefighters, agricultural and farm workers, roofers, construction workers, and all the multitude of employees who work everyday to make a better life for themselves and their families. When workers are injured on the job, Florida workers’ compensation benefits are supposed to provide for the worker’s medical care and rehabilitation while helping to make up for the wage loss experienced by a disabled worker. Unfortunately, the system does not always work as it should, and employers and their workers’ comp insurance carriers may dispute or deny a worker’s valid claim, delaying treatment or refusing to pay the appropriate amount of benefits.
Our legal staff includes an Board Certified attorney specializing in workers’ compensation by The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization. In addition, our lawyers have received multiple recognitions for the work they have done and the results they have achieved for injured workers, as well as for the active leadership roles they have taken in the Florida workers’ compensation legal community. Our Palm Beach worker’s compensation lawyers have decades of experience and hundreds of trials between them. We don’t just settle in order to move on to the next case; you can count on us to work as hard as it takes to maximize your benefit and get you every dollar you are entitled to.
Nicole Hessen, P.A. helps workers injured on the job with any type of injury, including all of the following:
- Death Claims
- Heart & Lung Damage
- Occupational Disease
- Orthopedic Injury
- Repetitive Trauma
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Traumatic Brain Injury
Recover maximum benefits for all your medical needs
Florida workers’ compensation should cover all necessary medical treatment from an authorized primary doctor and any specialists who are required. This includes doctor’s visits, diagnostic tests, prescription drugs, physical therapy, hospitalization, prosthetics and more. You are also entitled to mileage reimbursement for travel to and from your treatment visits.
Get the appropriate wage replacement for your disability
For a temporary total disability, you can receive two-thirds of your regular wage during the period of your disability up to 104 weeks, or as much as 80% of your regular wage for certain severe injuries for up to 6 months. If you can return to work with restrictions but can no longer earn 80% of your pre-injury wages, you may be entitled to temporary partial disability benefits. Workers who are permanently disabled may receive a permanent impairment rating and receive impairment benefits or permanent total disability. Certain family members are also entitled to funeral expenses and other benefits when a worker is killed on the job or dies from a work-related accidental injury or illness.
Contact Our Experienced West Palm Beach Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Today
We know how to build a case with strong medical documentation and also establish the necessary relationship between an on-the-job accident or illness and the resulting disability. Employers may claim that your accident or illness was not work-related, or they may dispute the serious nature of your injuries. It may be necessary to fight for your benefits, which means you need skilled, aggressive, knowledgeable and experienced West Palm Beach workers’ compensation lawyers on your side.
Located in West Palm Beach, we serve injured workers all along the Treasure Coast, Martin, St. Lucie, Sebastian, Broward, Dade, Belle Glade, Clewiston, Pahokee, Fort Myers and throughout south Florida. We offer a FREE, same-day initial consultation as well as evening and weekend appointments. Legal services in Spanish are available as well. Don’t settle for anything less than the full amount of benefits you are owed. Call the West Palm Beach workers’ compensation lawyers of Nicole Hessen, P.A. at 561-246-6666.