Were you injured in a workplace accident at your union job in Jacksonville, Florida? Baggett Law Personal Injury Lawyers will help you navigate the workers’ compensation claims process so that you get the benefits you are entitled to receive. Was your workers’ comp claim denied? Let us file an appeal on your behalf.
We’ve been standing up for injured workers and members of labor unions for more than a decade. We’ll use our collective 80 years of experience in personal injury law to fight through red tape so that you get the compensation you deserve. Contact us today at (904) 396-1100 for a free consultation. Our Jacksonville union workers’ lawyers are ready to help.
How Baggett Law Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help With a Union Claim in Accident in Jacksonville
Even when you are represented by the union, you could benefit from hiring your own lawyer to monitor your workers’ compensation claim. Union representatives and their attorneys are often handling large volumes of cases and may not be able to give your case the individual attention it deserves.
We’ve been named Super Lawyers every year since 2009, and we’ve been recognized among the Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers in Florida by National Trial Lawyers. We earned those distinctions by going the extra mile for our clients and by achieving winning results.
When you hire our Jacksonville workers’ compensation lawyers, we will:
- Independently investigate your workplace accident to determine all contributing causes and whether you can file a third-party lawsuit
- Review your union contract or collective bargaining agreement to determine all of your rights and identify specific requirements necessary for claims
- Monitor any union grievances filed in your case
- Provide transparent information about your case at all times
- Calculate your damages and seek the full value available to you
- File all administrative claims and appeals
- Represent you in a county or federal court, depending on the circumstances of the dispute
We are well-versed in labor union laws and practices throughout Florida. We routinely help union workers obtain their full benefits. Our Board Certified Construction Law attorney provides a wealth of experience in complex construction cases. Regardless of your union affiliation, we are able to help you through this often contentious process. Call our Jacksonville, FL law firm for a free case evaluation today.
We Fight For Compensation for All Union Workers
Labor unions are strong in Florida and throughout the country. Unions fight to make sure workers receive fair pay, robust benefits, and respectable working conditions.
Many workers are members of unions in Florida, including:
- Police officers
- Construction workers
- Postal workers
- Maintenance workers
- Prison guards
- Auto workers
- Utility workers
- Hotel workers
- And many more
We understand that union politics can make getting your benefits difficult. Let us stand by you and help you get the compensation you deserve.
What Compensation Can Union Workers Receive After a Workplace Accident?
Like other employees, union workers are entitled to workers’ compensation. The collective bargaining unit may affect the process by which they access those benefits.
Workers’ compensation in Florida typically covers your medical treatment and approximately two-thirds of your average weekly wages. How long you’re eligible to receive those benefits generally depends on the severity of your injury, whether you’re disabled (and to what degree), and whether you have a temporary or permanent disability. Workers’ comp does not compensate you for pain and suffering.
If you were injured on the job but someone other than your employer was responsible, you may be able to recover compensation from the at-fault party in a personal injury lawsuit. If that’s the case, you can then seek compensation for:
- The full value of your wages, including future wages
- Physical pain
- Mental anguish
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Property damage
- Loss of enjoyment of life activities
Workplace accident claims can be extremely complex, especially for union workers in Jacksonville. Even when benefits are guaranteed, you may need to follow strict filing requirements, evidentiary rules, and medical treatment guidelines in order to get the money you deserve.
And your employer’s insurance company will be looking for ways to deny your claim. We’ll make sure claims are filed on time and free of errors. We’ll also be ready to file an immediate appeal if your claim is denied.
Schedule a Free Consultation With Our Jacksonville Union Workers Lawyers
Are you a union worker who was injured on the job in Jacksonville, Florida? If you feel caught up in a complicated process, don’t worry any longer. Contact our Jacksonville union workers lawyers to take the lead and fight for the compensation you deserve.
We’ve been representing injured workers since 2012, when we opened our doors. We have extensive experience at large corporate law firms, so we are well-prepared to stand up for union workers like you. Call now at (904) 396-1100 for your free and completely confidential consultation.