Common Myth # 1: If the accident was my fault, I can't get workers' comp. 

Workers' Comp is complex. Our workers' compensation attorneys do more than fight for indemnity (lost wages) and medical benefits. We educate you about benefits that you may entitled to, for example: an increased amount of workers' comp checks, mileage reimbursement for doctors' visits, reimbursement for family members providing attendant care to you while you recover, or handicapped accommodations in your home. We review your case for free and give you guidance. We advise you about the process, your doctors, and  help you achieve the best possible outcome.  

Do not rely on the insurance company's statements. Your case may be still open. You could be entitled to future medical care and/or additional indemnity benefits. You may have the option to seek a different doctor through workers' comp. Also, you may be able to negotiate a lump sum settlement in exchange for formally closing your claim. But, do not waste time: there are very strict time limits on your ability to seek workers' comp benefits. If you wait too long, your case could close by the passage of time. Get legal advice as soon as you can. Our attorneys can help you determine if additional benefits are available or if settlement is possible. Get the knowledge you need to make the best decision for you and your future.  

Call us at (904) 398-0811 or email at to set up a free consultation. 

Common Myth #3: Workers' Comp gave me a doctor and is paying me, I don't need an attorney.

Common Myth #4: The Workers' Comp doctor released me, so my case is over

Common Myth #2: If I leave my job, I will lose my workers' comp benefits.

Common Myths about Florida Workers' Compensation

Not true. Medical benefits do not depend on you staying at your current job. You can leave your employment, and you can still see doctors, therapists, and receive medication. If you refuse suitable light duty work, your indemnity (lost wages) benefits could be suspended. But, each and every case is different. Call or email us to discuss the specifics of your case. We can help you decide what is the best course of action in your particular case. ​

O'Rourke & Akers

This is wrong. Workers' Compensation is designed to provide medical and indemnity (lost wage) benefits to injured workers, regardless of whose fault the accident is.  So long as you were within the course and scope of your employment, and the accident/injuries arose out of your employment, you should qualify for workers' comp benefits. We are here to help you determine if you qualify for benefits and help you seek them.