Workers' Compensation

The Workers' Compensation practice area at Henderson Franklin is the first litigation group of its kind in Southwest Florida devoted solely to representing the interests of employers, commercial carriers, self-insured funds and servicing agents in:

  • On-the-job injury claims
  • Social Security disability
  • Hirings and terminations
  • Medicare Set-Aside
  • Workers' compensation fraud

The attorneys in Henderson Franklin's Workers' Compensation practice area defend claims filed for common on-the-job physical and psychiatric injuries, as well as more complex work-related catastrophic, exposure and death related cases. In addition, Henderson Franklin also works in the area of Social Security disability as it relates to workers' compensation claims and claims alleging permanent and total disability.

Our attorneys provide legal advice and counsel to employers on questions involving the inter-relationship of workers' compensation issues and hiring practices, terminations and employment related issues. We conduct seminars throughout the year to help insurance claims specialists, adjusters and human resource directors obtain required accreditation, and provide practical instruction on recent changes in the law.

The Firm assists in the detection, investigation and referral of fraudulent workers' compensation claims to law enforcement for criminal prosecution. We can obtain restitution orders, and work to successfully terminate the provision of workers' compensation benefits to fraudulent claimants.

We are also experienced in the establishment of Medicare Set-Aside Trusts, from the calculation of the appropriate set-aside allocations to obtaining approval from CMS and Medicare.

Other areas of particular interest to employers that our workers' compensation attorneys handle include:

  • Construction law: stop-work orders, independent contractors
  • Employee leasing arrangements

For further assistance in this practice area, contact David Roos by phone, 239.344.1218 or by email, david.roos@henlaw.com.