Personal Injury Attorney Deirdre DiBiaggio, Founder of DiBiaggio Law in West Palm Beach, Florida, announces the achievement of six-figure settlements on behalf of workers’ compensation clients and Social Security Disability clients.
In Florida, the Workers’ Compensation System compensates individuals injured on the job for some of their losses to help them recover and return to work as soon as possible. Florida Workers’ Compensation covers:
- Temporary Disability Benefits
- Permanent Impairment Benefits
- Permanent Total Disability Benefits
- Authorized medical care
Most Florida employers must carry workers’ compensation insurance, either through a private insurance company or by obtaining state certification to self-insure. In Florida’s no-fault workers’ compensation system, the injured employee does not have to prove negligence or carelessness by their employer. The only requirement to file a South Florida workers’ compensation claim is that the injury occurred on the job or resulted from work-related activities.
Workers’ compensation injuries are not limited to severe onsite injuries in physically demanding jobs. Employees in various fields in a broad spectrum of industries can sustain workers’ compensation injuries on the job. The six most common include:
- Slip, Trip, and Falls
- Repetitive Strain Injuries
- Struck by or Against an Object
- Highway Accidents
- Machinery Accidents
In addition to serving clients in workers’ compensation cases, DiBiaggio helps clients apply for Social Security Disability Benefits awarded by the Social Security Administration or an Administrative Law Judge. Of the more than 11 million residents in Florida, about 461,000 receive social security disability benefits. To qualify for Florida Social Security Disability benefits, an individual must meet the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) guidelines for disability. According to the SSA definition, to meet the requirements, a person must have a severe medical condition anticipated to last more than one year or may result in death. They must be unable to perform their past relevant work or past jobs before becoming disabled and cannot perform other work in the national economy. In addition to fulfilling the Social Security Administration’s definition of disability, an individual must have worked and paid taxes for a long enough period to qualify for Social Security Disability coverage or be a low-income individual.
According to the Blue Book, the Social Security Administration’s medical impairment listing manual defines the severity of common medical conditions that qualify for Social Security Disability benefits, including, but not limited to:
- Back injuries
- Heart failure or coronary artery disease
- COPD or asthma
- Immune system disorders
- Liver disease or IBD
- Severe mental health conditions- Major Depression, Anxiety, Schizophrenia, ADD, ADHD, learning disabilities
- Neurologic conditions
“I’m delighted to announce our success in obtaining the best possible outcomes for DiBiaggio Law clients who seek our representation for workers’ compensation injuries and our assistance with Social Security Disability claims,” says DiBiaggio. “It is my passion to fight for the rights of the injured. Since we take cases on a contingency fee basis, we are a risk-free option. Our clients don’t pay us until they get paid first.
“I look forward to serving even more clients in Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade, and Monroe Counties for years to come.”
About DiBiaggio Law
As a seasoned and skilled negotiator with over 30 years of practicing law, DiBiaggio takes a personal interest in her clients, leveraging her excellent relationships with judges and other attorneys to obtain the best possible outcome for them. Since 1995, she has handled Social Security disability cases and represented injured and disabled persons in workers’ compensation and personal injury lawsuits. Her bilingual Spanish firm also serves the needs of her Spanish-speaking clients.
DiBiaggio is a past member of the Dade Human Rights Foundation and a past member of the Unlicensed Practice of Law Committee of the Florida Bar Association and the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives (NOSSCR). DiBiaggio Law is ready to help with your personal injury case, workers’ compensation claim, or Social Security disability claim. Visit DiBiaggioLaw.com for more information.