If you talk to nearly any lawyer or research any firm, you’ll find they usually have one or two types of law they specialize in and focus their offerings in. In many ways, this is great because if you know exactly what kind of lawyer you need for your particular case, you know precisely who to turn to for service. But, when you find yourself needing a lawyer, it’s likely because you’ve experienced or are currently going through a stressful or even traumatic event. Under those conditions, it can be hard to figure out who you’re supposed to turn to or who you can trust with your problem. That’s exactly why the Whisler Law Firm’s mission is to be the only firm you need to turn to for help, no matter what kind of case you find yourself in the middle of.
It’s true that if you visit our website right now, you’ll see a finite list of the types of law our firm practices or has an extensive history practicing. Property damage, insurance, personal injury, and a few others are all listed there. But we offer so much more than what some words on a webpage say.
Here’s the simple truth: We’re really good at what we do. We practice in several fields and have ties and connections to a counsel community that stretches to every corner of the state. But that’s not what makes us the experts we claim to be. We’re good at what we do because we understand the importance of putting people first. We see the client before the case and their story before their resolution. We’re experts because we understand that people have to come first, no matter what type of case they bring to us.
That’s why, no matter what kind of trouble you find yourself facing, you can always turn to the Whisler Law Firm for help. If it’s something the team in our office can help you with, then we’ll give it our all. If we think a professional we’re connected to outside our office can help you better than we can, then you better believe we’ll put our all into getting that person to focus on your case instead. As lawyers, we believe that if we have the ability to help someone in any way, then we have the obligation to help that someone, even if it means working hard to find them help outside our own walls.
We have a lot of grand aspirations and plans at the Whisler Law Firm, and we’re excited to share those with our clients. We’re currently working with talented teams to expand directly into the practices of estate planning and employment issues, with no intention of halting our forward progress anytime soon. But the ultimate goal is to help our communities think of us like they would think of their own family: In times of need, you turn to family to help you through your problems, no matter what those problems might be. We want you to be able to turn to us in your time of need, no matter what it might entail. We can help you because we make it our mission to know you.
Ultimately, the practice of law is all about creating better circumstances for the person seeking rightful justice. A law firm can be an incredible asset in their niche field, but without getting to know the person behind the case, they can’t hope to provide exactly what that person truly needs. If you come to us with any case, we’ll always treat you like family, and that’s because it’s family who always has your best interests at heart.
– Josh Whisler
THE WHISLER LAW FIRM FOUNDATION
GIVING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY WE LOVE
The Whisler Law Firm is committed to giving back to the communities it serves. We believe that good corporate citizenship means finding ways to consistently partner with nonprofit organizations that can provide assistance to those who are less fortunate in ways we can’t. That’s why we created the The Whisler Law Firm Foundation.
It’s one thing to say you’re a part of a community, and it’s another thing entirely to take action on behalf of those words. This is the mantra that Josh Whisler was raised under, and giving back has always been a big part of his life and belief system. The Whisler Law Firm Foundation has always been a long-term goal of his, and when the COVID-19 pandemic began, it served as the catalyst the foundation needed to finally come to fruition. In February 2020, the foundation began its work to make a positive difference in the lives of those in need across the state of Florida.
The foundation is proud to currently support these programs, efforts, and groups and hopes to continue adding more to its list:
Salvation Army Feeding America Dolphins Cancer Challenge St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
The Whisler Law Firm has also started a new tradition of asking members of its team to pick an organization that holds significance in their lives or beliefs so that we can make a donation on their behalf. It’s important to us that we keep an open mind and open heart about the causes that mean the most to our team and the friends and family they support so we can make sure we’re giving back in meaningful ways.
People may come to us when they face legal trouble and need counsel to guide them through it, but we also realize that people need many other types of assistance as they make their way through life. The Whisler Law Firm Foundation is just our first step in finding ways to give back to the communities and the state we love.
WORKERS’ COMPENSATION AND COVID-19
KNOW YOUR OPTIONS IF YOUR JOB PUTS YOU AT RISK
If you’re in an essential line of work that has been deemed necessary during the coronavirus pandemic, there’s no denying it: You may be putting your health at risk every day in order to fill an important role that your community needs to continue functioning.
In Florida, a state of emergency was issued by Gov. DeSantis in early April, after which the chief financial officer of our state enacted a directive that provides workers’ compensation coverage to public servants on the front lines of COVID-19. What this means is that if you contract the virus while performing work that’s been deemed essential and necessary, under Florida law, you may qualify for insurance under workers’ compensation.
While the “front lines of COVID-19” leaves room for interpretation, the group these directives most clearly point to are those in emergency and health services. Doctors, nurses, paramedics, and other health care workers who are interacting with those infected or potentially infected could be at higher risk for contracting the virus. But Florida statutes require an employer “to provide workers’ compensation coverage if the employee suffers a compensable injury arising out of work performed in the course and scope of employment.”
It’s possible that the range of this law could reach further than just the medical fields, so if you think the work you do has caused you or a loved one to contract COVID-19, you may have a valid claim to file in order to receive workers’ compensation. Doing so could help you pay your medical bills and gain compensation for other possible damages as well. Call our office today so we can review your case and let you know what your next best steps are.