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Lyle Brian Masnikoff

Workers compensation Attorney at West Palm Beach, FL

4.8   32 reviews

Licensed for 24 years

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About Lyle

Learn Lyle’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Workers compensation
    75%
    •Catastrophic Injuries •Permanent / Total Disability •Amputations requiring prosthesis •Surgery for neck, back, knee, etc. •Repetitive Trauma Injuries like carpal tunnel syndrome •Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) •Exposure (to mold, asbestos, etc.)

    23 years, 3,500 cases

  2. Social Security & Disability
    25%
    We can help you get the disability benefits you deserve from Social Security Disability / Retirement Survivors Disability Insurance (SSD/RSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

  • Mr. Masnikoff grew up in Lighthouse Point, Florida.  He graduated high school from Ely High School in 1992.  In 1995, he graduated Nova Southeastern University with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Accounting. Mr. Masnikoff then graduated  and received his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law School in 1998. He graduated in the top ten percent of his class.   
  • For three years, Mr. Masnikoff worked for a large insurance defense law firm: Kelley, Kronenberg, Gilmartin, Fichtel, and Wander, P.A.  The Law Offices of Lewen, Reich, & Mancini then recruited Mr. Masnikoff to open an office in West Palm Beach. Three years later, Mr. Lewen retired and sold his West Palm Beach and Boca Raton offices to Masnikoff & Sternberg, P.A. 
  • After five years as a partner at Masnikoff & Sternberg, P.A., Mr. Masnikoff opened his own law firm, Lyle B. Masnikoff and Associates, P.A.  We have offices in West Palm Beach, Orlando, and Fort Lauderdale.  Our attorneys and staff are multi-lingual in Spanish, Creole, French, and Portuguese.  Lyle B. Masnikoff and Associates, P.A. continues to serve the entire State of Florida by representing people who get injured while working.  Over the years, we have represented thousands of individuals who have filed workers compensation claims, Federal Longshore Lawsuits, and Jones Act Lawsuits. We have negotiated thousands of settlement agreements worth millions of dollars.  We have attended thousands of mediations, arbitrations, hearings, and Trials.
  • We also help our clients obtain Social Security benefits.  Additionally, we represent doctors seeling payment of their medical bills from PIP Insurance Companies.   
  • Mr. Masnikoff is a member in good standing with the Florida Bar.  He is also admitted to practice law in front of the Middle and North Districts of the Federal Circuit Courts in Florida.

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Licensed for 24 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1998
Updated 11/23/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Lyle B. Masnikoff & Associates, P.A.
Law Offices of Lyle B. Masnikoff and Associates, P.A.
110 East Broward Blvd., Suite 1700
Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33301
Law Offices of Lyle B. Masnikoff and Associates, P.A.
7380 Sandlake Road, Suite 500
Orlando, FL, 32819
Law Offices of Lyle B. Masnikoff and Associates, P.A.
543 NW Lake Whitney Place
Suite 106
Port Saint Lucie, FL, 34986
Law Offices of Lyle B. Masnikoff and Associates, P.A.
333 SE 2nd St
Miami, FL, 33131
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4.8 / 5.0
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Posted by Abe | February 25, 2021
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Awesome attorney!
Very kind and patient with me and my case. Did an excellent job and was very responsive when it came to any questions I may of had! If anyone is looking for a great attorney is south Florida this is your guy!
Posted by Tony | February 23, 2021
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Client
Attorneys Shakayle Grant and Lyle Masnikoff zealously fought for my rights and obtained a generous settlement for me after making sure my medical needs were also satisfied. I have used their services on a number of occasions and they have always come through for me. I would never go anywhere else for legal representation. They are a highly ethical and results driven firm.
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Posted by Allwiche | February 23, 2021
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Great professional
They have great skills to do the job really well. I'm so proud to have them as a my lawyer.
Posted by anonymous | February 18, 2021
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The best
They the best worker como lawyer around top of the line can’t go wrong with them ever they get it done.
Posted by Clorinda contreras | August 13, 2020
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One of the best
Very efficient, helpful and friendly. He and his team help me out with my case.
Posted by Joseph | August 13, 2020
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You will not be disappointed awesome company
I recommend Lyle masking off to everyone that needs a workman's comp lawyer. Or a disability lawyer. I found these guys through my neighbor who I have high regards for he recommended them to me and I was totally satisfied Mr Charles was awesome he explained everything to me always and took his time if I was confused to make sure I understood. He never failed me with false hopes or promises but told me exactly how it was. He always answered his emails and phone messages promptly. He does what he says he'll do and that's great to know. My first experience with them was so good that I've hired them again for a different need. I know I won't be dissatisfied.
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Posted by Yolanda | April 24, 2020
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Awesome Law Firm
Lyle and his associate is excellent. I would Recommend his law firm to anyone looking for a attorney. They are doing a awesome job on my case.
Posted by Donna | April 20, 2020
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The best attorney there is
I cannot say enough about this attorney. When other attorneys take days to respond, this office responds same day. Compassionate, intelligent, diligent, and a great negotiator. He got me fantastic results in my workers comp case. I handled worker’s compensation and worked with many attorneys on the other side and none compared to him.
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Posted by GRONK | October 15, 2019
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GRONKED OUT
FIRST OF ALL THANK YOU LYLE AND YOUR PROFESSIONAL TEAM,EVERYONE THERE HELPED ME AND MOST IMPORTANTLY MY FAMILY, WORKMANS COMP WILL DESTROY A FAMILY BUT ONLY IF YOU LET IT,AS I MENTIONED BEFORE YOUR EMPLOYER DOESN'T CARE ABOUT YOU YOUR JUST A NUMBER, WELL MY NUMBER JUST WENT UP PRETTY GOOD AND DESERVED EVERY DIME OF IT, LYLE IS ONE CALM,COOL,AND TRUE PROFESSIONAL,I COULDN'T DO HIS JOB I WOULD LOSE IT,AS LEGISLATORS SIT ON THERE ASSES EATING DONUTS AND DON'T GIVE A DAM ABOUT THE INJURED WORKER THE LAW NEEDS TO CHANGE,WE DIDN'T CHOOSE TO GET HURT AND WE PAY THE PRICE TRY LIVING OFF 66 2/3, WE GET TREATED LIKE ANIMALS, SORT OF A COMMUNISM TYPE SYSTEM, NOW THAT WE HAVE A REAL GOVERNOR MAYBE THERE'S HOPE DOWN THE LINE,TO ALL WHO HAVE AN UNFORTUNATE ACCIDENT AT WORK HIRE THIS FIRM !!! AGAIN THANK YOU LYLE AND YOUR TEAM !!!
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Posted by anonymous | April 17, 2019
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Workers Compensation
Unfortunately for me I was injured at work on 3 separate occasions. I was working at that time solely with the adjuster after my initial 2 accidents. It was then that I realized I really needed the help of a professional to help me navigate my way through the Workers Compensation system. There are specifics about Workers Compensation claims that as an employee of a large retailer I had no clue about. I thought if you were injured at work, you get treated, you hopefully get better, and that's that. But, that's not nearly what it was for me. So, I began to research Workers Compensation Law Firms, and again and again, Lyle Masnikoff was at the top of the list. If I asked people who they could recommend, it was Lyle Masnikoff. If I asked a Doctor who they might recommend, again, Lyle Masnikoff. When someone is as respected and recommend by his peers as Mr. Masnikoff is, it's worth my time to consult with him. I called and made an appointment for a consultation, a d after answering some brief questions about my work accidents and some questions pertaining to my injuries up to that point, I was scheduled for my consultation. I went in to his office in North Palm Beach and spoke with him and his assistant. I was under no obligation, I was just there to hear them out, get some questions answered and see how it went. I can say it did not take long before I was very satisfied with what I was hearing, I felt very comfortable that Lyle had the knowledge and experience and most of all the personality that me feel confident that if I were to choose his firm, I'd be in good hands. So, from that point, we discussed how the fees work and there was no hidden agenda or ridiculous fee break downs or anything that jumped out at me that said, dont do this. In fact, for me it was so completely the opposite. Lyle told me what to expect as far as his compensation if there was to be any awarded, and fast forward to the conclusion of my case, and true to his word, the fees were exactly they way he explained them. Lyle Masnikoff and his whole team, are focused on getting you better, and back up and going again, and if that is not an option, they are committed 100% to securing you the most compensation they possibly can. I want to thank also Shakayla, and Stephanie who both worked with me and helped me from the start. If you find yourself in need of a Workers Compensation Attorney or if you were injured at work and are not sure what your rights are, or what you are and are not entitled too, call Lyle Masnikoff. Remember, this is your livelihood, this is your paycheck your talking about. Your company definitely has someone looking out for their interests, and you should to if your Injured at work. I highly recommend them and if I were ever in the unfortunate situation of being injured at work, I'd use them again without question. The outcome to my case was almost exactly what I was told it would be and I was fine with it. You only get that from an Attorney who knows his business and his craft so well because he's been doing it so long and has done it well. Thanks again Mr. Masnikoff and everyone their who helped me out or answered questions for me.
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Posted by Steve | April 4, 2019
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Great Firm For Social Security Disability
Karen Krasnitsky is the Social Security Disability expert for the Firm. She stuck with me through good and bad times and always answered my many emails. Her expertise helped get me my Disability Benefits in a very short period of time. Karen is always a professional and cares for her clients. When I was looking for a Law Firm for Social Security Disability, I emailed about six Law Firms with questions recommended by NOLO Press. Lyle, the main partner, is the only attorney that answered my questions with no sales pitch. I had to engage them just for that reason! Folks, if you want to have the best chance to win your Disability Case, use this Firm!
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Posted by Bobbi | December 6, 2018
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workman's comp settlement
very impressive firm; received workman's comp settlement in projected timeframe; firm was attentive to my questions and concerns
Posted by Colin | October 22, 2018
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The best lawyer ever
My lawyer did everything for me he talk to the insurance company he takes care of my work man Comp and setup doctors appointment for me with out him I don’t know what I would do thank you so much
Posted by Byron | October 22, 2018
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Workers comp case back injury
Lyle B Masnikoff is the best attorney you can have in a worker's comp case. His office was quick a efficient in securing all benefits in case even when insurance company tried to deny. The office is great at returning calls emails and any form of communication with clients. I talked a lot with Lyle and Charles Wade I would recommend them to anyone 5 stars.
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Posted by Brian | October 22, 2018
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Workers comp
Lyle and his team took very good care of me as I torn my left bicep and shoulder at work,I never was without pay and everything was taking care of. If you need a Attorney to handle your situation Lyle and his team are amazing.
Posted by Brian | October 22, 2018
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Fair Settlement
Lyle and his team handled my Worker’s Compensation claim. Florida’s law does not always seem to be in the victims favor, but Lyle and his team did their best working through the system and in the end got me while I felt was the best settlement possible. I would definitely recommend them if you need a Workmen’s Comp. attorney!
Posted by anonymous | October 22, 2018
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Very good!!!!
Excellent law firm very good they went after money that was owed to me and they recovered it for me awesome job.
Posted by anonymous | September 15, 2016
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Amazing Service
In April of last year I got hurt on the job. After trying to deal with workers comp on my own I was getting very frustrated and was almost ready to give up. Dealing with workers comp is very frustrating and feels like a full time job when you are injured and trying to get the medical attention you need. I called to set up an appointment with Lyle after doing some research on workers comp lawyers in West Palm Beach. From the moment I walked in the door till the time I finally settled my case Lyle was amazing. Along with his team they were always there ready to assist with any questions or issues I had. I felt that I had peace of mind knowing that Lyle was on my side. I would with out a doubt use Lyle and his team again and refer anyone to him who needs a good, hard working workers comp lawyer.
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Posted by Paula | March 5, 2016
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Fantastic representation!
I had the pleasure of working with Mr. Charles Wade of Lyle Masnikoff's office and I couldn't be happier. Mr Wade was always there to hold my hand throughout the entire workmans comp claim. He made sure I was seen by doctors in a timely manner and explained everything to me along the way regarding the entire process. He returned all phone calls within 24 hours and responded to emails on the same day. He has a warm and extremely caring personality and treats you like a friend. He also got me a very fair compensation from workers comp. I am 100% satisfied and would recommend this law firm highly!
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Posted by Jim | September 2, 2014
James W. Roberts Workers' Comp
Lyle Masnikoff is an attorney who actually responds to emails and phone calls...often, well within 24 hours! Additionally, he was the consummate professional and was successful in getting us a settlement when few attorneys were even interested in our case. He was, throughout the process, also, a gentleman. His staff were helpful, competent, and courteous. Thank you, Lyle for all your work on our behalf!
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 10%-20%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President
  • Lyle B. Masnikoff and Associates, P.A.
  • 2010 - Present
  • Partner
  • Masnikoff & Sternberg, P.A.
  • 2004 - 2010
  • Associate
  • Lewen, Reich, and Mancini
  • 2001 - 2004
  • Associate
  • Kelley, Kronenberg, Kelley, Gilmartin, Fichtel and Wander
  • 1998 - 2001
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Education

  • Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Center
  • Law
  • 1998
  • Nova Southeastern University
  • 1995

Legal Cases

  • PIP Suits
  • The insurance companies paid the chiropractor his bills and pay all of the fees and costs. Our doctors never pay us any fees or costs.
  • 1985 Date of Accident
  • We were able to get her Aid and Attendant benefits started back up and settled the case for over $500,000.
  • Social security Disability
  • We filed an appeal, went to a Hearing, and won him his Social Security Disability benefits.
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Associations

  • Palm Beach County Bar Association
  • 2011 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • 2011 - Present
  • Broward County Bar Association
  • 2011 - Present
  • Legal Aid Society
  • 2010 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • 1998 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Creole
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese
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Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
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Publications

  • Lorman Education Services publication
  • Workers' Comp 101
  • 2010

Speaking Engagements

  • El Sol Legal Event
  • Workers'Compensation Law
  • 2013
  • Scope VI Seminar
  • New PIP Law
  • 2012
  • CLE
  • Workers Compensation Law
  • 2008
  • CNA adjuster's CLE
  • Workers' Comp Defense
  • 2001
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Attorney endorsements

Received (24)
Given (18)
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Jun 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Lyle is a great attorney and gets the best results for his clients."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jun 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have worked with Attorney Masnikoff on multiple occasions, and I find him to be professional, highly competent and ethical. Attorney Masnikoff is an excellent advocate for his clients."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jul 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lyle is dedicated to his clients and fights extremely hard for those workers injured on the job. He is extremely smart and a great lawyer. Lyle takes the time to ensure his clients are always well protected and analyzes every avenue of potential recovery. I strongly endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jul 01
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Lyle is an excellent attorney and he is extremely knowledgable in all of his practice areas. He works hard for his clients and he is always accessible. I highly recommend Lyle and his Firm. I endorse this lawyer."
Marriage and prenuptials Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Masnikoff is an excellent lawyer who practices with integrity and dedication to the needs of his clients. My practice does not handle workers compensation, so we trust Lyle with our referrals."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have worked with Lyle both as a colleague and as an opposing attorney for greater than 10 years. He has proven to be an astute attorney knowledgeable of the current state of the law but yet easy to work with on the other side of the table. A client that retains Lyle to represent them has a fine attorney in their corner."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Lyle Masnikoff is extremely knowledgeable of the Workers Compensation laws in the State of Florida. In addition to his knowledge of the law, Lyle and his staff are extremely attentive to each of their clients. Lyle's professionalism always makes co-counseling Workers Compensation cases very enjoyable."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jun 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Lyle is extremely hard working, meticulous and an excellent advocate of his clients. He is upfront and truly understands the intricacies of Workers Compensation Law in Florida. Lyle is not only a colleague, but a mentor. I would recommend Lyle to any potential Workers Compensation client."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Lyle Mansikoff as a supremely competent and hard working attorney. I have sent him a number of clients with workers compensation claims and he has performed impecably for them, in many instances so much so that the clients have reached back out to me to express their gratitude for his work."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lyle is an outstanding workers compensation attorney. He gets excellent results for his clients without delay. I endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Lyle is a well respected and aggressive attorney. A client would be well suited by his representation."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I refer clients to Attorney Masnikoff because his office provides the highest level of legal services. I endorse him without reservation."
Workers compensation Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lyle is a hard-working attorney who has great standing in the legal community. I strongly endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Lyle is highly knowledgable and greatly respected in the legal community."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Other
"I have worked with Lyle Masnikoff for many years. He is exceptionally diligent and professional, and most importantly, works hard for his clients. I have referred my clients and others looking for a competent and seasoned workers comp attorney to Lyle. I fully endorse this lawyerI endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have recommended him to many of my clients and will continue to do so based on the high praise he has received from those clients. Lyle is an extremely dedicated and hard-working attorney who gives his clients the personal attention they need and deserve. He exceeds client expectations in every way. He is very professional and well respected by his peers and in the community."
Workers compensation Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"My firm refers all of our clients with Worker's Compensation or Social Security Disability needs to Lyle Masnikoff. He and his staff are courtesy, hardworking and professional. He has obtained excellent results for our clients and I am proud to endorse him."
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