Injured Workers’ Rights
Florida Injured Workers’ Rights
In the State of Florida, workers have rights when injured at the workplace. Many times these laws are not entirely cut and dry and employers may take advantage of the lack of knowledge that their workers have about injury cases. This makes filing a claim when injured due to the negligence of an employer nearly impossible without a competent workers’ compensation attorney. When you are covered by workers’ compensation, you have the right to certain benefits after being injured on the job. Filing a workers’ compensation claim is a tedious and extensive process and without the help of an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer you may miss out on certain benefits that you have every right to receive.
Every employee covered under Workers’ Compensation law has the right to seek benefits when you he/she is injured. It is the employer’s right to choose which doctor its employees see after a workplace incident, so it is crucial to obtain this information before you see just any doctor. While this may seem inconvenient, the upside to this is that you have no obligation to pay for this treatment. If the physician certifies that you are unable to work, you will be entitled to temporary total disability benefits of up to two-thirds your gross weekly wage. If upon further review from medical professionals it is determined that you have been permanently disabled, you may be entitled to a settlement based upon your level of disability. In the case of permanent and total disability where you are unable to return to work, you may also qualify for long-term benefits and/or Social Security disability payments.
We understand that the law can be confusing and understanding your rights even more so. If you or a loved one has been injured, disabled, or killed on the job in Broward County, Miami-Dade County, or anywhere in south Florida and you would like to explore your Workers Compensation Claim options, please call the Law Offices of Jason G. Barnett now at (954) 618-1776 for a free, no-hassle consultation and get answers to all of your important questions. You have everything to gain and NOTHING TO LOSE because the call is FREE and there is NEVER a fee until you win or settle your case.