Brandon Workers’ Compensation & Social Security Disability Attorneys
If you were injured at work, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation. Receiving workers’ compensation can make all the difference between being able to pay for the cost of medical care and rehabilitation services and being unable to afford necessary treatments or to provide for one’s family. The best way to learn about your rights as an injured employee is to speak with a Brandon workers’ compensation attorney. A. Dawn Hayes & Associates, PA, is a law firm in Brandon, Florida, that is focused on workers’ compensation, Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and personal injury. Our experienced Brandon workers’ compensation and Social Security Disability attorneys can help you today.
Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim
When you are injured at work, you have only 30 days to report the injury to be eligible for workers’ compensation. For that reason, we encourage you to contact a workers’ compensation attorney as soon as possible. The sooner you reach out to us, the more we will be able to do for you. This includes helping you prepare the documentation and evidence necessary to establishing your claim.
Our attorneys can also help establish that you were not injured while employed in a non-covered activity. For instance, many workers are barred from obtaining workers’ compensation benefits because they were injured while participating in job-related duties that are unfortunately not covered by law, including:
- Recreational and social activities, unless they are expressly required and produce a substantial and direct benefit to the employer beyond improvement in employee health and morale;
- Traveling to or from work, even if the employer provided transportation, unless the worker was employed in a special errand for the employer;
- A deviation from employment, which includes leaving the employer’s premises, unless the deviation is expressly approved by the employer or is in response to an emergency and is designed to save lives or property;
- General travel in connection with employment, unless the injuries arose out of and in the course of employment while the employee was actively engaged in job-related duties; or
- Subsequent intervening accidents arising from an outside force or party that are not the direct and natural consequence of the original injury, unless the injury was suffered while traveling to or from a health care provider for the purpose of receiving treatment for a compensable injury.
Dawn Hayes, our principal attorney, previously worked for an insurance defense firm; she anticipates the strategies that insurance companies will employ and responds accordingly. We understand how difficult these situations can be, which is why we remain accessible to our clients — we will be here to answer your questions and guide you through the process. If you are in need of a Brandon workers’ compensation attorney, consider contacting A. Dawn Hayes as soon as possible for legal advice regarding your claim. A. Dawn Hayes also has experience representing clients in a variety of other legal matters, including:
- Workers’ Compensation
- Workers’ Compensation Disputes
- Social Security Disability
- Veterans Benefits
Brandon Personal Injury
Aside from workers’ compensation and Social Security disability benefit issues, our law firm is also experienced in representing clients involved in personal injury matters. Any time you are injured due to the negligence of another party, an experienced Brandon personal injury attorney can hold that party accountable and help you recover compensation for your injuries. We can help ensure that if a negligent party caused or contributed to your injury, you obtain the compensation you deserve, including the cost of medical care, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you were injured by a car accident, boating accident, slip-and-fall accident or dog bite, speak to an attorney as soon as possible.
For over 25 years, our law firm has represented those wronged by others. We pride ourselves on our work ethic and focus on each client on a one-on-one basis, which gives us the unique opportunity of helping our clients through the entire legal process. We know how stressful litigation can be and do everything we can to give our clients peace of mind. For this reason, we often suggest mediation as a possible alternative form of resolution to help avoid additional stress.
We are also extremely proud of our reputation within the legal community as being a dedicated and professional law firm focused on representing victims injured by another person’s negligence, employees who have been injured while on the job, and veterans seeking their rightful benefits. We have been honored to receive recognition by Martindale Hubbell for over ten years for our work in the legal community and were the proud recipients of the designation of “Super Lawyer.”
Our Attorneys Are Trusted Advisers Providing Legal Help At Every Turn
At A. Dawn Hayes & Associates, PA, our clients view us as trusted advisers who are able to provide legal counsel for any problems that arise. Simply put, your client-attorney relationship with us does not end after your case is settled — as long as you need us, we will be here to help. We recognize that these matters can be emotional and stressful and will treat you and your family with sensitivity and understanding while also aggressively representing your interests, either in settlement proceedings or at trial.
Contact Our Brandon Workers’ Compensation & Social Security Disability Attorney Today
There is no need to commute to Tampa to meet with an attorney who can assist you with a workers’ compensation claim. Speak with a Brandon workers’ compensation attorney by contacting our office in Valrico at 813-661-7444. Alternatively, you may connect with us electronically by sending an email.