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Were You Involved in a Workplace Accident in Florida?
It’s Time to Consult an Experienced Workers’ Compensation Lawyer
Have you suffered an injury at work in Florida? Did your loved one die in a work-related accident? If so, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits, and we are here to help you obtain them.
Workers’ compensation is a form of payment awarded to employees injured in workplace accidents. Benefits include medical care and lost wages. Death benefits are also available for beneficiaries of workers who are killed in job-site accidents.
Though the law is clear when it comes to how these benefits will be awarded, victims don’t always get the compensation they deserve. Hiring an experienced workers’ comp attorney can make sure this doesn’t happen.
If you are in the process of filing a claim or appeal, we can help you get connected with a top workers’ compensation lawyer in Florida who will protect your rights. Access to individual lawyer profiles is available right now at no cost, so you can find and retain a skilled attorney who will represent your interests quickly and easily.
Just browse our site or use our convenient contact form to connect with an attorney today and get started on your case.
Workers’ Compensation Laws in Florida
An employer in Florida is required to carry workers’ compensation insurance if they have four or more employees, full-time or part-time, working for their business. Employees should notify their employer as soon as the injury or illness occurs. Only 30 days can pass from the date the accident occurs or from the moment a doctor diagnoses a work-related injury. Failure to report the injury or illness within 30 days can result in a denial of the claim.
Know Your Benefits
Medical Benefits: Under Florida Workers’ Compensation Laws, your employer is responsible for providing medical treatment for your injuries or illness through their workmans’ comp insurance carrier. Your benefits include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Access to an authorized primary doctor and specialist(s) if medically necessary
- All authorized necessary medical care and treatment related to the injury, including:
- Doctor’s visits
- Physical therapy
- Diagnostics tests
- Prescription medication
- Mileage reimbursement for travel to and from your authorized doctor and pharmacy
Lost Wages and Monetary Compensation: Compensation varies depending on the type of injury and recovery time. Florida awards temporary benefits, impairment benefits, permanent benefits and death benefits to surviving dependants.
Temporary Benefits: Awarded for up to a total of 104 weeks.
- Temporary total disability (TT): When you cannot work due to your workplace injury.
- Payments should equal 66 2/3% of your regular wages at the time you were hurt, subject to a statewide maximum reimbursement amount.
- Benefits are not awarded for the first 7 days of disability, unless disabled for over 21 days.
- Certain severe injuries may entitle you to 80% of your regular wages for up to 6 months after the injury or accident.
- Temporary partial disability (TP): When you can return to work with restrictions
- Benefits may be awarded if you are unable to earn 80% of the wages you were earning at the time of your accident.
Impairment Benefits (IB): Awarded when doctor says you are at Maximum Medical Improvement, your condition is not expected to improve significantly, and the doctor will have you evaluated for possible permanent work restrictions.
Permanent Total Disability Benefits (PT): Awarded for severe injuries that render you permanently unable to work.
Death Benefits: Awarded to beneficiaries of workers who die in job-related accidents. Benefits are payable up to a maximum of $150,000.
The Importance of Hiring a Workers’ Compensation Attorney
Benefits are often denied by insurance companies for several reasons. Perhaps you took too long to file a claim or perhaps your employer was the one who failed to provide the details to the insurance company. No matter what the issue, having a top attorney by your said can prevent the denial or withholding of your rightful benefits.
Our workers’ compensation lawyers in Florida take care of all paperwork, phone calls with insurance companies, and will make sure you are treated for your injuries. They will not rest until your case ends with the best possible outcome. Contact one of our lawyers today to schedule a consultation and review your options.