Experience Matters with Florida Workers’ Comp and SSDI Issues

No one expects to be hurt on the job. It is just not something that you think about. Even in more dangerous professions, such as construction, injuries are something that happen to other people.

Until they happen to you or someone you love.

What then? Well, since it happened while you were working, your company will take care of you, right? That’s what workers’ compensation is for.

Sadly, that is frequently not the case. Though workers’ compensation is supposed to be designed to act as a safety net for people who get hurt while doing their jobs, and it is often presented as a way that businesses show they care about their workers, the reality can be quite different.

At Panebianco Workers’ Compensation Law, we have handled countless workers’ compensation and SSDI cases over the years, giving us ample opportunity to learn how things really work.

What should you expect?

Your company’s insurer will likely try to argue that your injury is not as serious as you are making it out to be. Or they will say that it occurred on your own time, removing liability from your employer. In some cases, they may attempt to prove that no injury occurred at all.

Even cases that seem relatively straightforward, where insurers agree to pay and offer a quick settlement, are not always cut and dried. Many times, a quick offer is a sign that your employer’s insurer is trying to get you to agree to a lowball settlement, because they are afraid of having to pay out more if you really start to fight back.

That is why it is so important that you have an experienced professional on your side in these matters. Someone who does not care about your employer’s bottom line – or how much money the insurance company is going to have to pay. Someone whose only concern is making sure that you receive the fair and just compensation you need and deserve, so you have the best chance at recovering and leading a full life going forward.

Nick Panebianco is that man. Since 1994, he has been helping Floridians just like you to recover benefits and compensation when tragedy strikes. He knows exactly what it takes to battle through tactics that are designed to delay and intimidate.

Why Injured Floridians Want Panebianco Workers’ Compensation Law on Their Side

Why should you choose Panebianco Workers’ Compensation Law to represent you in your case?

Recognition and achievement. Nick Panebianco has been helping people as a workers’ compensation lawyer for over 25 years. Over the course of his career, he has turned a lot of heads and won some incredible awards for his clients, attaining recognition across the state as a knowledgeable and accomplished lawyer.

The firm itself is also well known for fighting aggressively for our clients and representing them in a trustworthy manner that always has their best interests at heart. In Florida workers’ compensation law, the name Panebianco means quality.

Focus. Many lawyers dabble in workers’ compensation and SSDI law. Nick Panebianco is not one of those lawyers. Not only has he dedicated his entire legal career to protecting the rights of injured workers, his firm is focused almost entirely on those two areas of law.

The singular attention that he gives to these types of cases means that every case is handled with comprehensiveness and diligence, giving you the best possible chance at receiving the settlement amount you need and deserve.

Personal attention. It is sad to admit this, but in many large firms that handle workers’ comp and SSDI cases, you are not a person – you are a case file. At Panebianco Workers’ Compensation Law, we make sure that this does not happen. Our firm prides itself on being both personable and reachable, and we make every effort to be available when you need us.

Just as importantly, we strive to educate our clients on the process, their options, and what they should expect. If you have questions – any questions – we do our best to answer them and keep you in the loop regarding the specifics of your case. Ultimately, we serve you.

End-to-end service. As we mentioned above, most people think of workers’ compensation and SSDI as a safety net. If you suffer a catastrophic injury – at work or otherwise – one of those two things will be there to “catch” you.

Think about a literal net though. What does it have a lot of? Holes. Holes that you can fall through if you are not extremely careful. In terms of workers’ compensation and SSDI, those holes take the form of the process itself. Though it may seem easy and simple, actually getting the compensation that you deserve is anything but.

We make that process easier by handling it for you every step of the way. That means filing your workers’ compensation claim (the petition) or your claim for total disability. Helping you get physical therapy. Arranging transportation to your doctors. Filing a petition to get your checks restarted. Representing you through the entire litigation process. Working to get not just your emergency room bills paid, but all of the costs of your medical care.


Boston University, Boston MA 79-83
Graduated with BS Degree – School of Public Communication

Nova University Law School -83-87
Graduated with Juris Doctor Degree


Member Florida Bar – 1987 – present

Work experience

Associate Attorney 1987 – 1993
Conroy Simberg

Associate/Partner Attorney 1993 – 2002
Leavy and Panebianco

Law Office of Nick Panebianco, PA 2002 to present

Get Nick Panebianco’s Help with Your Workers’ Compensation or SSDI Case Now

Under the state laws of Florida, you have two years to file for workers’ compensation after either being injured or realizing that you were injured at work. Two years.

That may sound like a long time, but imagine the injury in question involves something like back pain or carpal tunnel. Those are types of injuries that people often live with for years without dealing with them. Bottom line: unless there is a clear inciting incident and extreme, immediate pain, many people may not realize or accept that they have been injured and do not try to deal with it until it is too late.

Do not be one of those people. If you have been suffering silently, get in touch with our office as soon as possible. When you do, we can help you schedule a free initial consultation where we can go over the facts of your case and talk about the options that are available to you.