Work-Related Claims

We Stand for You when you have a work-related accident or injury. Partner, Lance Avera, is Board Certified in Workers’ Compensation Law. Less than half of 1% of all Florida lawyers are Board Certified in Workers’ Compensation Law.

Did You Know?  On April 28, 2016, the Florida Supreme Court extended and increased lost wage benefits for worker’s compensation. 

If you or someone you know has been injured on the job and are receiving lost wage benefits, we have some very important news. The Florida Supreme Court just ruled in favor of injured workers! If you’ve been injured on the job, this new ruling could affect you and your family. This means you can request the additional money you deserve from being injured at work.

Lance Avera, partner with the law firm Avera and Smith, is designated by the Florida Bar as a specialist in the field of Worker’s Compensation. He is ready to help you fight for the compensation that could legally be yours. There is a lot of important information related to the Supreme Court’s ruling that you will need to know and Lance will discuss your options with you.

Call us today at 352-372-9999 to discuss your specific case.

Workers’ Compensation claims can be made for any personal injury that occurred while you were performing your job functions. This includes:

  • Car and truck accidents
  • Railroad accidents
  • Maritime accidents
  • Asbestos exposure
  • Burns
  • Repetitive stress injuries
  • Slips and falls
  • Occupational illnesses or diseases
  • Any other workplace injuries

Types of Work-Related Claims Cases

  • On-The-Job Motor Vehicle Accidents: Motor vehicle collisions happen to employees driving on company business just as often as they do to any other person.

  • Railroad Accidents: Railroad accidents have become more dangerous than ever before.

  • Asbestos Claims: Although the use of asbestos as a building material has been discontinued, its presence is still causing serious injury among workers today.

  • Maritime Accidents: If you have been injured in a maritime accident, you are entitled to certain benefits different from Florida’s workers’ compensation law.

  • Third Party Claims: When a workplace accident was the fault of someone other than your employer or a co-employee, you have what is known as a third-party claim.

  • Workplace Slip-and-Fall Accidents: When you have been injured in a slip-and-fall accident while at work, you need an advocate on your side who only has your interests at heart.