Martin L. Leibowitz, Esquire has more than 40 years of experience representing and defending self-insured employers and their third-party administrators, as well as employers and their insurance carriers, against worker’s compensation claims/petitions for benefits. Throughout this time, we have provided the highest quality workers’ compensation legal defense services to employers and their insurers in the following areas:
As such, our clients regularly trust the firm to litigate their most complex cases. Our clients include large and small employers, some of whom are self-insured and associated with third-party administrators, and others who are insured through Florida insurance carriers in multiple industries including:
If an employee is injured in your workplace, the employer must address the employee’s injury by filing a First Report of Injury and cooperating with its Workers’ Compensation insurance carrier or third party administrator (TPA). It is important that you cooperate with the insurance carrier/TPA investigation and your assigned attorney even if you suspect employee fraud. It is also prudent that the employer/carrier/servicing agent refrain from terminating the employee until an employment law defense attorney properly addresses the issue, because it is illegal for an employer to discharge, threaten to discharge, intimidate, or coerce any employee by reason of such employee’s valid claim for compensation, or attempt to claim compensation under the Workers’ Compensation Law, §440.205, F.S.
Whether you have a Workers’ Compensation insurance policy with a carrier or are self-insured, if the case is litigated you may be required to appear before a Judge of Compensation Claims in your District, who will hear your case should it ultimately go to a final hearing, i.e., trial, and determine the appropriate benefits due to the claimant, if any.
The law firm of Martin L. Leibowitz is a full service Workers’ Compensation Defense Law Firm. We have purposely maintained a smaller boutique law firm capable of offering the responsive services you need, while still providing the knowledgeable assistance your case demands. With over 40 years of experience, we are able to address the most complex litigation of insurance defense concerns.
We stand committed to moving cases through the system effectively, aggressively defending our clients’ best interests in court, maintaining low overhead, while establishing close working relationships with our clients.