Aggressive Legal Representation for Injured Workers throughout Florida
If you have filed a workers’ compensation claim in Florida, you may be dealing with a company called Gallagher Bassett. If so, hiring an experienced attorney will be essential to maximizing your workers’ comp benefits. Schedule a free consultation today to learn more.
When you get injured on the job, you expect your employer to do the right thing. Florida law requires employers to pay workers’ compensation benefits to injured employees regardless of fault, and there are clear statutory guidelines on how much employers are required to pay, when, and for how long. So, when you get hurt at work, you expect to receive your workers’ compensation benefits quickly and without a fight.
But, if you have suffered a job-related injury, you know that this is nothing like how the process actually goes. You know that securing workers’ compensation benefits is a struggle, and you have come to realize that your wellbeing is not actually your employer’s top priority. In workers’ compensation claims, employers care about one thing: Liability. Specifically, they want to limit their liability as much as possible.
This is where companies like Gallagher Bassett come into play.
What is Gallagher Bassett?
Gallagher Bassett is a “claims management” and “risk control” company that works with employers and workers’ compensation insurance providers throughout Florida. In the context of workers’ compensation claims, Gallagher Bassett employs Risk Managers whose job is to advise employers and insurers on when, whether, and for how much to settle employees’ claims.
Why is Someone from Gallagher Bassett Involved in My Workers’ Compensation Claim?
Someone from Gallagher Bassett is involved in your workers’ compensation claim because your employer or its insurance company is trying to limit your benefits to the greatest extent possible. Employers and insurance companies pay Gallagher Bassett to gather information they can use to minimize (if not outright deny) employees’ benefits claims.
What Are My Rights When Dealing with Gallagher Bassett?
When dealing with Gallagher Bassett, you have the same rights as you do when dealing with your employer or its workers’ compensation insurance carrier. This means that you have the right not to say or do anything that could harm your claim, and you have the right to be represented by an attorney throughout the claim process.
Should I Hire a Lawyer to Deal with Gallagher Bassett for Me?
Yes, it will be strongly in your best interests to hire an experienced workers’ compensation attorney to assist you with your claim. Not only will your lawyer be able to deal with Gallagher Bassett for you, but your attorney will also be able to help you take all of the steps you need to take in order to maximize your claim for benefits. An experienced workers’ compensation lawyer will also be able to advise you on your options (e.g., should you accept monthly payments or negotiate a lump-sum settlement) and help you understand what it means to settle your claim.
What if My Florida Workers’ Compensation Claim Has Been Denied?
If your employer has denied you benefits, this does not mean that your claim is over. You have the right to fight their denial, and at The Law Offices of David M. Benenfeld, P.A. we do fight denials.
What if I am Not Satisfied with My Workers’ Compensation Benefits Award?
If you believe that you are entitled to more workers’ compensation benefits than you are getting, you may be eligible to file a claim for it. Our injury attorneys can provide you with a thorough claim assessment; and, if appropriate, file a claim on your behalf.
How Can I Get Your Help Dealing with Gallagher Bassett?
If you would like to speak with Mr. Benenfeld about your workers’ compensation claim, the first step is to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation. We provide free initial consultations to all injured workers in Florida, and we are happy to help you better understand your situation and decide if it makes sense to hire legal representation. If you decide you want to work with us, we will make contact with Gallagher Bassett and let them know that they need to deal with us on your behalf.
Schedule a Free FL Workers’ Compensation Consultation Today
To schedule your free initial consultation, call The Law Offices of David M. Benenfeld, P.A. at (954) 677-0155 or submit our online request form now. Our personal injury lawyers are available to deal with Gallagher Bassett for you and will fight to win the workers’ compensation benefits that you deserve.