Catastrophic work-related injuries can be life-altering events. Catastrophic injuries such as traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) and serious neck or back injuries involve permanent disability and long-term medical care. It often takes years for catastrophic injury claims to resolve because of the complexity of the medical treatment involved. Attorneys Stephen Berlin has worked with countless clients who have suffered catastrophic injuries and he understands your unique challenges.
Stephen Berlin is an experienced workers’ compensation attorney who serves Sarasota and the surrounding areas. Since 1994, Mr. Berlin has been specializing in only workers’ compensation claims and has extensive experience working with individuals who have suffered catastrophic injuries. Contact our office to schedule your free initial consultation.
EXPERIENCED FLORIDA WORKERS’ COMPENSATION ATTORNEY
The diagnosis and proper treatment of catastrophic injuries is complex, expensive, and requires the expertise of a large team of medical professionals. Our firm handles all kinds of catastrophic workers’ compensation claims and we know how to coordinate this care for our clients. Some of the types of injuries that Stephen Berlin has successfully handled include:
Closed Head/Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)
Spinal Cord Injuries resulting in Paraplegia or Quadriplegia
Crush Injuries, Loss of Limbs and Amputations
Severe Eye Injuries
Serious Burns to the Body
Serious injuries are life-altering. If, for example, you have suffered a catastrophic spinal cord injury that has rendered you a paraplegic or a quadriplegic, you face unique challenges. Permanent paralysis cases require insurance carriers to pay vast amounts of money. Our job is to make sure this money is spent to provide our clients with accessible homes and the durable medical equipment they need. This may include motorized wheelchairs, hoyer lifts and specially-equipped vans. Full-time or part-time attendant care may be required for the rest of your life. Costs can easily run into the hundreds of thousands of dollars. We are here to make sure that these needs are thoroughly addressed.
Attorney Stephen Berlin is extremely familiar with the unique issues that come with catastrophic injuries. He will often work with experts who can help coordinate treatment and payment of medical expenses. Under his guidance, our firm will help you get the workers’ compensation insurance companies to provide you with the assistance you need to get on with your life and regain as much independence as possible.
We work with catastrophic rehabilitation suppliers to ensure that our clients have the most experienced catastrophic rehabilitation supplier assigned to their case. These expert suppliers can be invaluable in helping injury victims get the medical treatment, transportation, attendant care and home modifications they need. Our goal in working with them is to supervise the process, overseeing their work so that everything can be accomplished on a timely basis all the while protecting your interests and not those of the insurance company.
YOU MAY BE ENTITLED TO RECEIVE LIFETIME WORKERS’ COMPENSATION BENEFITS
One reason why catastrophic injury cases need the attention of a knowledgeable and experienced attorney like Stephen Berlin is that you may be entitled to receive an award of lifetime benefits. A lifetime of benefits payments costs insurance companies massive amounts of money and they will fight strenuously to avoid being placed in this position.
Many factors determine whether an injured worker will receive lifetime income benefits. A workers’ compensation carrier will look at your age, education, past work experience, transferrable skills and whether you have been awarded Social Security Disability benefits. Close attention will also be paid to whether your doctor has stated that you are permanently and totally disabled. Rehabilitation specialists may be needed to testify regarding whether you have the physical capability and qualifications to return to the labor force.
We work hard to prepare your case so that you receive every possible benefit you are entitled to under Florida law.
WE ARE IN IT TOGETHER!
If you or a loved one has suffered a catastrophic injury, it is important that you find an honest and experienced lawyer immediately to advise you. For over 22 years, Stephen Berlin has been helping people receive maximum compensation for their injuries. Contact us by phone at 941-217-2375 to arrange for your free initial consultation.
At Berlin Law Firm, we have been handling only workers’ compensation cases for over 22 years. Especially with catastrophic injuries, you cannot afford to hire an attorney who does not have the necessary skills and experience to handle the complex legal and medical issues that will arise in your case.