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.


On September 29, 2015, a serious auto crash changed our lives forever. Injuries sustained by my husband and I resulted in a long hospital stay and several subsequent surgeries. Two years later, we are both still dealing with injury related issues. Within a few days of the crash, we asked a relative about getting an attorney and they recommended Tom DeLattre (Wieland Hilado & DeLattre). Tom returned my husband’s call that same day and arranged to meet with us at the hospital. He explained the process and assured us that he would handle the auto insurance companies. He explained that our job was to work on our recovery. He was always available for questions and would return calls on weekends and while on vacation. We are very happy with the fair settlement that Tom DeLattre worked out with the insurance companies. I would not hesitate to recommend him to friends or other family members.

– L. Newsome

Mr. Wieland is an excellent attorney who is compassionate and ethical. He is respected by his clients and his peers. He is an attorney who actually returns his clients’ telephone calls, which if you have been associated with other attorneys, you know this is rare. He answers all my questions no matter how long it takes. He is truly concerned about his clients.

– Kay