Workers’ Compensation Law
Workers’ Compensation law involves claims for medical care and money benefits available to individuals who have been hurt on the job. The workers’ compensation insurance company may be responsible for providing you with medical care and treatment, including diagnostic tests, as well as lost wages while you recover from your injury. For example, you may be entitled to change doctors if you are not satisfied with the care you are receiving and may even have the right to select your new treating doctor if the insurance company fails to authorize a new doctor within the time required by law. You may also be entitled to a second opinion from a doctor other than the one authorized by the insurance company. Because your entitlement to payment of money benefits by the insurance company is based upon the opinions of the doctors treating your injuries, knowing your rights to obtain different medical opinions can be very important. To ensure that you receive every benefit you are entitled to receive, you must know what benefits are available and how to obtain these benefits. If you have been hurt on the job, there is a limited amount of time for you to notify your Employer and to seek these benefits you may be entitled to receive as a result of your injury. At MILES & PARRISH, P.A., we know what benefits are available and how to recover needed medical care and lost wages for you. Call MIILES & PARRISH, P.A. immediately to schedule your free consultation with a Florida Bar Board Certified workers’ compensation attorney who will personally handle your claim.
Personal Injury Law
Personal Injury law involves claims for injuries or deaths resulting from someone else’s negligence, such as injuries or deaths from car accidents, motorcycle accidents, slip and fall accidents or dog bites. Florida laws can be very complicated and are different depending upon how the injury or death occurred. It is extremely important to speak with an attorney within hours or days of your injury to prevent you from forfeiting your rights under the law. If able, you should always take photographs of the area of the injury and identify any witnesses. In most cases, you will have to prove not only that you or a loved one suffered an injury, but also that the injury was the fault of someone else. MILES & PARRISH, P.A. has the experience and knowledge to assist you in filing claims with all insurance companies, receiving care and treatment from qualified providers, and demanding compensation for the negligence of others. Our experience in litigating these difficult issues provides our clients with the assurance of qualified representation and the knowledge that at MILES & PARRISH, P.A. the best interests of our clients is our first priority. We have experience in pre-suit resolutions, mediations, and trials before juries. Contact MILES & PARRISH, P.A. for your free consultation to let us start working immediately to protect your rights and the compensation to which you may be entitled.
Social Security Disability Law
Social Security Disability law involves claims for money benefits for individuals who are no longer able to perform a certain level of work known as “substantial gainful activity” due to illness or injury. There are two types of Social Security benefits available – Social Security Disability benefits and Supplemental Security Income benefits. This second type of benefit is available to disabled individuals who may not have worked long enough to be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits and meet certain financial requirements. The Social Security Administration uses a multi-step process to review claims beginning with the initial application and on to a Hearing before an Administrative Law Judge. To be successful in a claim for either type of Social Security benefits, it is important to show the necessary restrictions and limitations on your physical and mental activities from your treating physicians. In order to learn what type of restrictions are necessary and how to secure this important information to be successful in your claim for benefits, contact MILES & PARRISH, P.A. immediately to schedule your free consultation with an attorney who will personally handle your claim.
Employment law includes claims for wrongful termination, claims for unpaid wages or overtime, or claims against unlawful harassment in the work place. These are often complex cases which require a high level of legal knowledge. There are both state and federal laws that try to protect employees from being harassed, abused, and/or cheated by their employers. MILES & PARRISH, P.A. has handled cases involving harassment and termination of employees based upon race, gender, sexual orientation and disability. In addition, MILES & PARRISH, P.A. has recovered unpaid wages and overtime pay from employers who have wrongfully withheld pay from their own employees. Unfortunately, the laws applied to these issues have relatively short period within which claims must be brought or they will be forever waived. In order to protect your rights and the ability to recover damages to which you may be entitled, contact MILES & PARRISH, P.A. for a free consultation to investigate your unique circumstances.
In addition to litigating potential violations of employment laws, MILES & PARRISH, P.A. also provides legal services to individuals faced with the uncertainty and complexity of employment contracts, severance agreements and other employment related contractual matters. If you have questions or concerns about an employment contract, please contact MILES & PARRISH, P.A. to discuss the services we can provide.