Florida law provides income and medical benefits for those who have been injured on the job regardless of fault. This law is referred to as Workers Compensation.
If you or a loved one of yours has been injured on the job then call us so we can review your case and explain to you how we can help you make sure you receive the benefits you deserve. In Florida, a worker must report their workplace injury to their employer within 30 days of the incident.
What To Do After An Injury On The Job:
- The injured worker should notify their employer and fill out an accident report.
- The worker should take pictures of any injuries and of the place where the incident occurred if possible.
- The worker should contact an attorney that handles workers compensation claims in order for you to get the maximum benefits allowed.
- The worker should visit an authorized medical provider approved by their employer in order to determine the extent of their injury.
Employers, Workers Comp. Insurance Companies And Their Assigned Doctors Can Work In Tandem To Protect Their Financial Interests, Sometimes By:
- Denying The Existence of an Injury
- Claiming Your Injuries Were Obtained Outside of Work
- Wrongfully Clearing an Employee To Return To Work
- Claiming The Injuries Are Less Severe Than They Actually Are
- Accuses The Employee Of Fraud Or Misrepresentation of an Injury
- Blames a Worker’s Injury on a Preexisting Condition
It is important to have an attorney to help you through any of these possible denials. It can be done thru mediation, or to contest the denial thru workers comp. Division of Administrative Hearings, or finally an appeal thru the courts.
Types Of Injuries Covered By Workers Comp. Are, But Not Limited To:
- Sudden Accidents Such as Traumatic Physical Injuries
- Repetitive Motion Trauma Such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Serious Vision Loss
- Occupational Diseases Such as Respiratory Illnesses
- Mental Injuries
- Serious Facial or Head Dis-figuration
- A Preexisting Health Condition That is Aggravated by a Job Injury
- Back and Neck Injury
- Lifting Injury
- Brain Injury, Damage or Head Injury
- Rotator Cuff Tear or Shoulder Injury
- Knee or Elbow Injury
- Chemical Burns
- Crush Injury
- Herniated Disc
Types Of Benefits Covered By Workers Comp. Are, But Not Limited To:
- Necessary Medical Treatments
- Prescription Drugs
- Death Benefits
- Payment For Missed Work Time
- Compensation For Temporary or Permanent Disability
If a party other than your employer was responsible in whole or in part in causing your work accident, you have an opportunity to recover additional compensation through a personal injury claim. If your employer is harassing you or has retaliated by firing you then please call us so we may advise you as to your rights.
If you are unable to return to work following your injury, you may also be eligible for benefits from Social Security disability.