The Law Offices of Jason G. Barnett, P.A.Florida Workers Compensation, Maritime, Personal Injury, and SSI/SSDI Attorney
If you have been injured on the job in Fort Lauderdale or elsewhere in the state of Florida, you are most likely covered by workers compensation. However, because Florida workers comp laws can be complex and complicated, there are statutes of limitations regarding how long you have to file a claim, and injury victims sometimes face difficulties in obtaining the compensation that may be due them, it could be in your best interests to contact a Fort Lauderdale workers compensation lawyer. Consulting with a Florida workplace accident attorney can help you to get the immediate answers that you need to your questions and concerns regarding your Florida workers comp claim. The Law Offices of Jason G. Barnett specialize in work injury and other personal injury claims. When you need a workers compensation attorney in Fort Lauderdale, the combined sixty-plus years of experience found in their attorneys can provide you with the knowledge and expertise that you will need to pursue the remuneration to which you may be entitled.
Jason G. Barnett – Fort Lauderdale & Miami Workers Comp Attorney
When you are involved in an accident at work, the insurance company may want to settle quickly; however, you may not want to accept a settlement offer without first consulting your Miami workers compensation lawyer. Your workers compensation attorney in Florida can review any offers to determine whether or not your injury has been undervalued or if the insurance company has taken future expenses into consideration. In addition, your work injury lawyer in Miami will want to review the settlement to make sure that all of your lost wages have been accounted for by the insurance company.
Jason G. Barnett, your Miami and Fort Lauderdale work injury attorney, has the experience to aggressively pursue the full benefits to which you may be due. When you need quality representation from a Miami and Fort Lauderdale construction accident lawyer or other personal injury attorney, The Law Offices of Jason G. Barnett will work to get you all compensation permitted by law.
Whether you’ve been involved in a Miami dock worker accident, sustained a Port of Miami injury, or have suffered some other work related injury, Jason G. Barnett is the work injury attorney who has the expertise you need to pursue the workers compensation benefits and compensation for which you may be eligible. This financial remuneration can be essential for paying your medical bills and compensating for the salary that you’ve lost due to your injury.
Areas of Expertise – Your Fort Lauderdale Work Injury Attorney Helping You
At the Law Office of Jason G. Barnett, our areas of expertise include some of the following:
- Workplace Accidents
When an on-the-job accident causes you physical or emotional injury, we will do everything possible to help you recover your losses. Whether you’ve been injured by an equipment malfunction, been exposed to toxic substances, or experienced any other kind of Florida workplace accident, we will assess your claim and provide you with the legal counsel you need to make informed decisions.
- Repetitive Stress Injury (RSI)
RSIs such as carpal tunnel syndrome are among the most common of workplace injuries. The continuous pain, continued medical needs, and, in some cases, surgery that can be required with a repetitive stress injury, carry with them an emotional and financial toll. The Law Offices of Jason G. Barnett will work with your healthcare team to make sure that your injury is properly documented as it relates to your employment so that everything can be clearly and easily explained to the insurance company. Because Jason G. Barnett has extensive experience with RSI cases, our Fort Lauderdale law office is prepared to counter the tactics that some insurance companies and employers will attempt to use in order to avoid their responsibilities with it comes to RSI claims.
- Jones Act
As your Fort Lauderdale longshoremen injury lawyer, Jason G. Barnett has extensive experience in maritime law and the ways in which it can apply to your case. Because the Jones Act offers legal protection to seamen and other longshoremen, we can apply that and all other applicable maritime laws to your maritime accident. We will aggressively pursue all of the benefits to which you may be entitled if your injury resulted from negligence on the part of coworkers, the ship’s owner, or any others associated with your vessel.
- Longshoremen & Harbor Workers Compensation Act (LHWA)
Because Jason G. Barnett is an experienced admiralty lawyer, our office has had a successful history of defending the rights of longshoremen, dockworkers, and other maritime employees. Whether your injury occurred on a dock, aboard a vessel, or at a drilling platform, you are most likely entitled to compensation under the LHWA. When you consult with the Fort Lauderdale Law Office of Jason G. Barnett, our experienced attorneys can help you to determine who is responsible for your claim and the benefits to which you may be entitled as a result of your accident.
- Land-Based/Shore-Based Injuries
Often in Miami, a maritime lawyer must combine admiralty law with land-based law. If you are involved in an accident while on shore leave, Jason G. Barnett will investigate the incident and utilize the applicable portions of the Jones Act, as well as Florida’s laws, in order to pursue the compensation you may deserve as quickly and as efficiently as the law allows.
The Law Offices of Jason G. Barnett – Your Maritime Law/Admiralty Law Experts
When you are in need of a Miami Jones Act attorney, the Law Offices of Jason G. Barnett offer you the services you need. As you may already know, Florida longshoremen and other maritime workers are entitled to specific benefits under the Longshoremen & Harbor Workers Compensation Act (LHWA). Our experienced South Florida admiralty lawyer is committed to protecting the interests of employees working on or near barges, ferries, cruise ships, fishing vessels, tugs, tour boats, drilling platforms, and commercial vessels.
Adam Barnett – When You Need a Social Security Disability Attorney in Florida
The statistics are alarming. Nationwide, more than three-quarters of all Social Security Disability and Insurance claims are initially denied, with first-time appeals suffering a similar fate. SSI and SSDI in Florida follow the national trend. Although the Social Security Administration insists that it is not necessary to have SSI lawyers in order to submit a Florida Social Security disability application, and while this is technically true, statistics also show that having Social Security attorneys to assist has helped some applicants to get approval.
If you would like to consult with a Social Security attorney, whether you are in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, or elsewhere in Florida, an experienced Social Security attorney with the Law Offices of Jason G. Barnett can help you navigate all phases of the Social Security claim and appeal processes.
Understanding Social Security Acronyms
- Supplemental Security Income
SSI benefits are designed to cover basic needs expenses for blind and permanently disabled persons with little or no sources of income. Eligibility requirements include:
- Blindness, permanent disability, or at least 65 with “limited” outside income and resources
- U.S. resident, not absent from the country for more than 30 days
- U.S. citizen or national, or eligible non-citizen.
- Social Security Disability Injury
Social Security disability benefits those who are unable to work for an extended period (at least one year) because of a disability. Other qualifying criteria:
- 18 or older
- Have contributed to the Social Security system
- United States resident
- Social Security Number
- Are experiencing a medical condition expected to last 12 months or more or expected to end in death
Because it can be difficult to understand the various criteria for qualifying for Social Security benefits, a Fort Lauderdale Social Security lawyer at the Law Offices of Jason G. Barnett has the ability to help you understand SSI/SSDI eligibility, requirements, and benefits. Your Social Security attorney will advocate for your interests and assist you in submitting your application or your appeal if your claim has already been denied.
Florida Personal Injury Attorneys: Aggressive and Experienced Representation with Jason G. Barnett
Personal injuries impact thousands of individuals in Florida every year. In many cases, these injuries result from the negligence or recklessness of others. When such an injury affects you or a loved one, whether in an automobile accident, premise liability accident, product malfunction, or work-related mishap, you may be entitled to compensation. The benefits for which you may be eligible could possibly cover the costs of medical treatment, lost wages, and any loss of quality of life. With the help of an experienced Fort Lauderdale personal injury lawyer, you may also be able to obtain compensation for psychological and emotional suffering.
When you consult with one of our personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Jason G. Barnett, we will work assiduously to protect your rights and to attempt to recoup the damages you may deserve. We have a wealth of successful experience in a wide array of personal injury cases, including:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Product liability injuries
- Wrongful death
- Premises liability
- Construction site accidents
- … and others
Get the Help You Need with The Law Offices of Jason G. Barnett
If you have been injured in the South Florida area or if you need assistance with your SSI/SSDI claim, contact the Law Offices of Jason G. Barnett. We will provide you with a free, no-hassle consultation. At The Law Offices of Jason G. Barnett, you can get the answers to your legal questions. You have everything to gain and nothing to lose—the call is free, and you will owe us nothing until you win or settle your case. Do not delay: Call Jason G. Barnett for a free consultation: (888) 854-8700 or (954) 618-1776.