In Florida's fast paced business environment, often times parties find themselves involved with matters that require a skilled litigation attorney. We council our clients in their business needs and provide skilled courtroom representation. Whether dealing with breach of contract matters, deceptive and unfair trade practice issues, or defending against unwarranted claims; Robert S. Winess, P.A., is civil trial law firm ready, willing, and able to competently represent your commercial and business interests.
At Robert S. Winess, P.A., we recognize that a divorce can be trying and difficult for everyone involved. Therefore, whether the divorce be non-contested with minimal property, child support, or alimony issues, or a complex case, we work to quickly and expeditiously bring resolution to the matter.
If you have already been through the divorce/ dissolution process but are in a situation where you need to enforce your rights for unpaid child support, alimony, equitable distribution, or other post-dissolution obligation - we can help you. We routinely handle enforcement matters.
We are not a law firm that is going to chase unnecessary issues that ultimately results in the client having to pay increased attorneys fees. We have built our reputation on competent, fair, and efficient representation.
At Robert S. Winess, P.A., we represent clients in both commercial and residential landlord tenant matters including eviction and breach of contract proceedings, lease drafting, lease review and lease agreement negotiations.
In Florida, an employee who has been injured on the job or suffers from a work related illness may be entitled to Florida Workers' Compensation benefits from his or her employer.
Generally speaking, there are two types of Florida Workers' Compensation benefits available to an injured worker in Florida.
The first category of Florida Workers' Compensation benefits are medical benefits. Most injured or sick employees don't know that pursuant to Florida Statute, the Employer and its insurance provider pick your doctors for you. Furthermore, you are only allowed a one-time change of your medical provider. The decision to change medical providers must be done wisely and carefully.
The second class of Florida Workers' Compensation benefits available to injured or sick employees are called "indemnity benefits". Indemnity benefits are generally what people refer to as "lost wage" or monetary benefits.
In Florida, injured workers in the Workers' Compensation system are subject to very strict regulation and are precluded from bringing personal injury lawsuits against their employers except in certain extraordinary circumstances. The laws governing injured workers' rights in Florida have grown increasingly complex.
Due to the complicated nature of Florida's Workers' Compensation system and the very short statute of limitations for an injured worker to file his or her claim for Florida Workers' Compensation benefits, I strongly encourage injured workers to consult with a Florida Workers' Compensation attorney to discuss their legal rights.
We are not a credit counseling service. We are a law firm that defends individual and commercial debt collection claims in the courtroom.
One of the most common consumer debt lawsuits is for the failure to pay a credit card. The biggest misconception to handling a credit card lawsuit is that there are no alternatives other than file for bankruptcy or pay the credit card bill. That is not true.
There is another option - defend against the debt. You are lawfully allowed to defend a lawsuit brought against you and the burden of proof is on the credit card company to prove that you owe and are liable for the debt that they have brought suit on.
Depending on the amount of debt being sued for, hiring a debt defense attorney to defend against the credit card company is often a much more desirable way to address the matter rather than agreeing to payments you cannot afford, or the problems associated with filing for bankruptcy which could include being rejected for certain job opportunities.
If you are a recipient of Florida Workers' Compensation Benefits, and you believe your treatment has been or is being unfairly manipulate by the insurance companies, or case managers that are supposed to be watching out for you, your suspicions may be correct. It is a common practice in Florida for "Case Managers" to attempt to influence doctors and obtain favorable opinions for employers at the expense of the injured or ill employee. When this happens, there may be relief outside the traditional Workers' Compensation system. The relief may be in the State's Circuit Court's under FLORIDA'S DECEPTIVE AND UNFAIR TRADE PRACTICE ACT statutes.
HEART LUNG CASES/DISABILITY PENSION RETIREMENT/MENTAL HEALTH PTSD/ AND CANCER CASES
Since 2007 we have been specialists in representing Florida's First Responders, including firefighters, law enforcement officers, and probation officers in "Heart Lung" cases and State and municipal pension cases. We are also exceedingly versed in pursuing mental health and PTSD cases and have been on the forefront of aggressively representing Federal and State of Florida First Responders in pursuing benefits for mental health and PTSD cases. With the passage of Florida Statute, section 112.1816 in 2019, Robert S. Winess, P.A., is aggressively pursuing benefits for firefighters who have been diagnosed with certain cancers.