Workers’ Compensation Tips

By: Admin

Workers Compensation Attorney

Workers’ compensation can be a tricky subject when you are not experienced in litigation. At Wieland, Hilado & DeLattre, one of our greatest assets is our deep understanding for workers’ compensation law. Though you should absolutely consult a workers’ compensation attorney if you have any questions about your case, we can give you some brief tips that may help clear up potential fears and confusion.

Social Security number: You do not have to give your Social Security number to anyone in a workers’ compensation case, including insurance companies, doctors or the hospital. We recommend not sharing your Social Security number whenever possible, as identity theft is an epidemic, especially in Central Florida.

Your rights: Though every case is different, and you should absolutely visit a workers’ compensation attorney, you are generally entitled to have your medical bills and lost wages paid. Note that this is usually only applicable if you are out of work for more than one week.

Settlement: Indeed, most insurance companies allow you to settle your workers’ compensation case. However, again, we highly recommend seeking the guidance of a trusted workers’ compensation attorney.

In the unfortunate case that you or a loved one are injured on the job, you may encounter some unique issues to consider in litigation. Please do not hesitate to contact us to speak with an experienced workers’ compensation attorney at 407-841-7699. For additional resources, keep checking our blog, LIKE us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for more helpful hints and to always be informed about best practices in law.


Words cannot express the professionalism you and your staff had given us in our time of need. I’m a retired law enforcement officer who was injured in the line of duty. I’m very pleased with the performance, support, professionalism and determination throughout my case. Everyone was quick to respond to my questions, available during times that most would consider after hours and always patient in explaining the details and developments of my case.

– Larry P.

Al is a very professional and helpful attorney. I have never dealt with another disability attorney however, after hearing the nightmares of some of my friends who have filed and been denied, I rate him #1 as an attorney and new friend. Al was aware of my needs and was always there for us during the filing process. We were impressed with Al’s memory when it came to our case as well as the government requirements and the filing process. When it was time to go before the judge, he was very professional and knowledgeable of my case.

– Becky