While unfortunate, accidents occur at the workplace, on the road, at the supermarket, at a doctor's office, and everywhere else, even your own home. Causes of personal injury include:
For a personal injury victim to get compensation, the injury must be due to the negligence or unreasonably unsafe action of a person or company, such as your employer, a manufacturer, your doctor, your landlord, or others. We investigate your accident to determine the people or companies at fault and aggressively pursue them for your damages. We do not get a fee unless we recover money for you.
These benefits provide employee benefits as well as benefits for the dependents of workers who are killed as a result of work-related accidents or illnesses.
Injured workers are entitled to workers compensation benefits for the following:
Workers compensation laws are also designed to protect employers and fellow workers by limiting the amount an injured employee can recover from an employer and by eliminating the liability of the co-workers in most accidents.
Because workers compensation claims are very complicated, with procedural rules and deadlines, you need the help of an experienced workers compensation law firm such as Koppel & Associates. Our attorney fees are paid as a percentage of your cash award, meaning that if you receive no compensation, you do not have to pay any attorney fees.
If you filed a claim without an attorney and your claim was denied, you have the right to a hearing before a workers compensation judge to appeal the denial. Let a Koppel & Associates attorney handle your appeal.
You have probably heard the expression "life is unfair." People have the right to treat you unfairly. For example, if an employer desires to hire only job seekers with blue eyes and you do not get the job because your eyes are brown, well, that is the employer's right. The right to discriminate is limited under the law. Federal law prohibits discrimination based on these factors:
In Florida, it is against the law to discriminate in
It is also against Florida and federal law to retaliate against an individual for filing a discrimination complaint.
If you have been treated unfairly in employment, housing, government benefits, or any other situation, you may be a victim of unlawful discrimination. Some of the laws that protect you include the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act.
To find additional information, click here for resources compiled by the Florida Commission on Human Relations.
You may have a discrimination case, if you have:
Many civil liberties are protected by the U.S. Constitution, including the rights to:
If the police subjected you to an illegal search or seizure of your property, or if the police violated your civil liberties, you may obtain justice by bringing a civil rights lawsuit.
Medical malpractice occurs when a medical professional, such as a doctor, hospital, HMO, nurse, or any other individual or entity licensed to provide medical services—fails to meet the standard of proper medical practice in the field in which the medical professional practices.
That means that some action or lack of action caused injury or death to a patient because a medical professional
Examples of medical malpractice include:
If you suffered an injury or a loved one died because of medical malpractice, speak with an experienced medical malpractice attorney to evaluate your case. A Koppel & Associates attorney can obtain all the necessary documentation such as medical reports and test results, interview experts and witnesses, deal with the hospital and insurance company attorneys, determine the viability of the claim, and give you legal advice regarding your medical malpractice lawsuit.