Workers’ Compensation Defense in Central Florida
At Almazan Law, we provide aggressive workers’ compensation defense to clients located in Tampa and throughout Central Florida, as well as statewide. From litigation defense to file management, file assignment, and dispositive final merit hearings, our attorneys have the experience, resources, and in-depth legal knowledge to effectively navigate all types of workers’ compensation disputes and defense matters.
We are familiar with the many changes in Florida’s workers’ compensation laws in recent years, as well as frequently evolving case law that interprets those legislative changes. Our Senior Partners Kay Dodd Anderson and Mark Edwards bring more than 40 years of collective defense experience to their practice and have a long, proven track record of success. Together with our entire team of Tampa workers’ compensation defense attorneys, paralegals, and support staff, Almazan Law provides cutting-edge legal strategies and innovative solutions designed around each client’s unique needs.
Common Defenses in Workers’ Compensation Cases
In defending workers’ compensation claims, our attorneys strive to move swiftly and aggressively against those who seek to defraud the system while simultaneously empowering injured employees who truly need the monetary benefits workers’ compensation provides to return to gainful employment. To do this, we utilize an array of common and uncommon defense strategies.
Some possible defenses to workers’ compensation claims include:
- Lack of coverage
- Employee classification
- Statute of limitations
- Pre-existing conditions
- Failure to report injury
- Employee intoxication and misconduct
- Intentional self-infliction of injury
- Refusal of suitable employment
- No significant loss of earning capacity
- Refusal to utilize safety appliances or gear
- Violation of safety standards or regulations
- Contradiction of past claims (estoppel)
- Undue delay (laches)
- Accord and satisfaction
- Workers’ compensation immunity defenses
With a collaborative, team-based approach and an extensive knowledge of workers’ compensation defenses, including immunity defenses and affirmative defenses, Almazan Law is well-equipped to handle the numerous legal needs of its clients.
Serving All 17 Florida Jurisdictions
From our office in Miami, Almazan Law handles the workers’ compensation defense needs of clients located throughout Florida, including in Tampa, Palm Beach, and all of Central Florida. Our attorneys are capable of representing clients in all 17 jurisdictions in the state, and our bilingual attorneys and staff provide comprehensive legal services in English and Spanish to meet the needs of our clients.
Contact us online or call (305) 665-6681 to schedule a complimentary consultation with a member of our legal team.
Since our founding in 2009, Almazan Law has earned a reputation as one of Central Florida’s leading workers’ compensation defense law firms. We are committed to providing a high level of client service and communication and have implemented various in-house policies and guidelines designed to increase efficiency and decrease the amount of time outstanding matters remain open. We leverage advanced technology to help our clients cut costs and improve convenience; we even provide feedback regarding billing costs, handling procedures, and closure rates on behalf of our clients.
At Almazan Law, we refer to our clients as partners. Our partners are an instrumental part of the legal process, and we aim to assist them with everything from establishing cost-control metrics to understanding the ever-changing workers’ compensation system. We work directly with our partners to ensure that their needs are understood and met.
By utilizing state-of-the-art technology and systems, including cloud-based platforms and remote services, we are better able to provide our workers’ compensation defense partners with convenient, cost-effective legal solutions. We also offer alternatives to traditional hourly billing practices. Our Tampa workers’ compensation defense attorneys even offer accredited educational seminars to fellow industry professionals, allowing them to prepare for legislative changes and case law interpretations so that they can stay abreast of the Florida workers’ compensation landscape.
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