Tampa Workers’ Compensation Attorney
Serving Clients Throughout Tampa, Florida
As an injured worker, you are supposed to be covered by workers’ compensation insurance and provided with care and compensation. Unfortunately, employers and their insurance companies don’t always see it that way. That’s when you need a smart, aggressive, experienced and successful attorney on your side fighting to see that you get what you are owed. Our practice includes Florida workers’ compensation benefits as well as Social Security Disability benefits where applicable. We also take on hospitals that bill you for charges that should be covered by workers’ comp.
If you feel like the cards are stacked against you after you’ve been injured on the job, you’re right. Luckily, the Tampa workers’ compensation attorneys at Kobal Law can level the playing field and make sure you get what you deserve.
Dedicated To Helping Injured Workers In Tampa
Firm founder and principal attorney Jason Kobal has 18 years of experience seeking Florida workers’ compensation and Social Security Disability on behalf of injured workers in Tampa. He was voted by his peers as the number one worker’s compensation attorney in the Tampa Bay Area in 2019, according to Tampa Magazine. With Jason Kobal on your case, you know you’ve got a lawyer with the skills and experience to do the job. You’ll also find that having Jason on your side gives you confidence in what is otherwise a stressful and difficult time in your life. Jason is a down-to-earth individual who speaks to you in plain English and lays out your options so you’ll know what to expect and be comfortable you are making the right decisions. Some law firms make you feel like it is a privilege to get a moment of their time. At Kobal Law, we understand that it’s we who work for you and not the other way around.
A Comprehensive Approach To Workplace Injury Benefits
It’s true that after an on-the-job injury, you need a workers’ compensation attorney, but there may well be other legal issues related to your workplace accident that need to be addressed as well. At Kobal Law, we take a comprehensive approach to all of your injury-related needs, and all without costing you a dime out of your pocket before you’ve received any financial recovery. If you’ve been injured on the job in Tampa, here’s how we can help:
Workers’ Compensation – Florida workers’ compensation benefits are supposed to cover all of your medical costs and replace a portion of your lost wages while you are out of work, but employers and their insurance carriers find ways to turn down your claim or limit your benefits. They’ll say the accident wasn’t work-related or your injury isn’t substantial. You need the help of an experienced workers’ comp attorney who knows the system, who knows how to prepare a claim and appeal a denial, and who will fight for you at the DWC, the judge of compensation claims, or in the district court of appeals.
Fair Debt – Under Florida workers’ comp law, doctors and hospitals can’t directly bill an injured worker, but guess what? They do it all the time. Every time they do, it is a violation of a worker’s rights. If bills like these go to collections, they can wreak havoc on your credit, when they never should have been sent in the first place. We know the law, and we fight for your rights under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and other applicable consumer protection laws, including the Florida Consumer Collection Practices Act and the Fair Credit Reporting Act. Protecting your credit at a time when you are in financial distress is more important than ever, and it’s something we understand and take care of at Kobal Law.
Social Security Disability – If you can no longer work due to an illness or injury, Social Security Disability Insurance benefits should be available to you. You’ve paid into Social Security all your working life, so how come your application for benefits is denied when you need them most? You’re not alone. More than two-thirds of all applications for SSDI are turned down. We know the ropes, and we’ll do the hard work required to see that you get the benefits you need and deserve.
Personal Injury – Workers’ compensation is commonly thought of as the only option for compensation for an injured worker, but this is a common misconception. When an injury on the job is the fault of some third-party, you likely have a negligence claim that is far more valuable than a workers’ compensation claim. We’ll explore all your options and file all available claims for maximum compensation. Even if you were not injured on the clock, our skill and experience with car accidents, slip and fall injuries and other personal injury and wrongful death claims mean Kobal Law can help you get full value for your claim.
Experienced Tampa Workers’ Compensation Attorney Serving Florida
Our Tampa workers’ compensation attorneys travel throughout Tampa and beyond for workers’ compensation, personal injury and social security disability cases. Given our expertise in the workers’ compensation fair debt area and the relatively few attorneys concentrating in this area, we extend our fair debt practice to clients in Florida statewide. All of our cases are handled on a contingency fee basis, with fees generated as a percentage of the amount we recover for you. You never have to pay any fees before we recover, and if we are unsuccessful, you don’t owe us a thing. Call anytime to schedule an appointment or tell us about your case. Both English and Spanish are spoken in the office for your convenience, so don’t hesitate to call and let us get started recovering valuable benefits and compensation for you.