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A Guide to Workers’ Compensation

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Workers’ compensation laws were put into effect to protect workers against injuries caused on the job. When someone is injured on the job, they have the right to receive wage replacement benefits and medical coverage while they recover. Some people also receive workers’ compensation benefits that pay for permanent disability. Learning about their rights and the process is essential for helping injured workers. 

Workplace Injuries Can Happen Anywhere

Although some industries are more dangerous than others, workplace injuries can happen in any location. When someone becomes injured on the job, they need to know the steps to take. Workplace injuries can range from mild to severe. Although workers’ compensation laws were put into place to protect workers and give them benefits, injured people are often denied benefits that they are entitled to under law. 

Common Reasons Workers’ Compensation Is Denied

Workers’ compensation benefits can be denied for multiple reasons. When someone is denied the benefits they are owed, it is wise for them to seek legal counsel. The following are some of the common reasons insurance companies will attempt to deny an injured worker their benefits. 

If a worker is denied claims, that does not mean their claim is over. There are options for the worker to appeal the decision. It is important that injured workers act quickly and do everything possible to protect their rights. 

Seek Help From a Lawyer

Legler, Murphy, & Battaglia’s Workers’ compensation lawyers offer free case evaluations for all new clients. Those who have been injured on the job have the right to seek legal counsel for help with their injury claim. Unfortunately, injured workers are often denied benefits. 

Scheduling a case evaluation is one of the first steps injured workers should take if they feel their employer is going to deny the claim. Even outside of a denial, an injured worker can receive beneficial guidance through the help of a lawyer. The lawyer will even come to the worker’s home or hospital to talk about their claim. 

How Do Lawyers Help Injured Workers?

Legler, Murphy, & Battaglia’s Workers’ compensation lawyers can help injured workers in many ways. Consider the following reasons for seeking legal representation after a workplace injury. 

Injured Workers Should Be Treated Fairly

Injured workers have rights afforded to them under the law. When someone is injured, they need to report the injury to their supervisor right away. Waiting too long to report injuries could result in a denial of benefits. 

As an injured worker, you have the right to be treated fairly in the process. If you feel the employer is dragging their feet or unfairly denying the claim, take action. You should not have to fight your employer or their insurance company alone. 

Now is the time to seek help for a workers’ compensation claim. You may be entitled to medical benefits and should seek them as you recover. 

At Legler, Murphy, & Battaglia, LLP, we are committed to helping our clients get the fair outcomes they deserve. We are personal injury and workers’ compensation lawyers that aggressively pursue what is right for our clients. We proudly serve the injured in Bradenton, Ellenton, Palmetto, Lakewood Ranch, Sarasota, and Venice.


Vanessa Castro Viera
Vanessa Castro Viera
November 3, 2023
I had the privilege of working with Kelli Martinez as my personal injury attorney, and I can't express enough how grateful I am for her exceptional guidance and support throughout the entire process. From the moment I first contacted her to the conclusion of my case, Kelli demonstrated an unwavering commitment to ensuring my rights were protected and that I received the compensation I deserved. I highly recommend her to anyone seeking legal representation for personal injury cases.
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Jen Wiradilaga (SWFL Horses)
October 19, 2023
I am so pleased with the service and care Mr. Murphy has shown. Always has time for a phone call , emailed questions are answered so quickly , it is refreshing. I had guidance every step of the way. My Case was settled quickly and effectively. Everyone that is in this off is is exceptional! Thank you so much
amanda reese
amanda reese
October 17, 2023
Mr. Murphy and his team were amazing to work with. In a stressful situation they were on top of making sure I understood my options and walking me through the process when I’d stress out. He fought to make sure I was fairly treated and not just another person swept under the rug and forgot about. I highly recommend him if you ever need and hope to have a timely resolution and team that is top notch.
Ana Maria Araujo
Ana Maria Araujo
October 12, 2023
I am very grateful to Ed Murphy for accepting my case against work compensation, otherwise I wouldn't have had another doctor for a second examination and I would have been at home without being able to work again. I am thankful for all the work Ed and his assistant Jessica have done in my case. I am very happy with the service, every time I called I was treated very nicely by the front desk staff, Kelly. Thanks
Carlene Overacker
Carlene Overacker
October 6, 2023
I highly recommend Mr. Murphy. He immediately responded to the issues I was having with my workers compensation case. He reached out to me in a timely manner. I was always able to get ahold of him via the phone and emails. I never felt rushed in our meetings and conversations. He was professional and courteous. I am very satisfied how quickly I received my settlement.
Erica Aghoian
Erica Aghoian
September 22, 2023
I highly recommend contacting Ed Murphy with your worker's compensation case. From day one he took the time to explain all aspects of the case, listened to my questions and concerns, and kept me up-to-date as the case progressed. I believe he was able to achieve the best possible outcome with my case, and I couldn't be happier to have worked with him. I had never hired an attorney before, but he immediately put me at ease and had my trust. Great experience from start to finish!
Patricia Lara
Patricia Lara
September 12, 2023
I can't say enough how much help Ed Murphy was during such a difficult situation. From day one he was understanding and made us feel at ease. He helped us achieve the most positive out come in our law suit with workers comp. If you ever need assistance I highly recommend contacting Ed Murphy!
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Trust Cleaning Inc
August 15, 2023
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