Workers’ compensation programs and laws exist to protect employees who are injured while on the job. Workers’ compensation laws were enacted to mitigate litigation expenses for both sides and to eliminate the need for injured workers to prove their injuries were the employer’s “fault.”
All too often workers who have been injured on the job find themselves in a struggle to be granted and receive the workers’ compensation payments and other benefits to which they are entitled.
In the United States, most employees who are injured on the job have an absolute right to medical care for their injuries, and in many cases monetary payments to compensate for resulting temporary or permanent disabilities.
Generally Florida’s workers’ compensation benefits cover:
- Medical Bills;
- All or part of the injured person’s lost wages while they unable to work;
- Compensation for long-term or permanent disability or loss of quality of life;
- Death benefits for the immediate dependant family of the worker who has lost their life due to an on the job accident or incident.
Note: In addition to or in lieu of workers’ compensation benefits for work related injuries, there are situations when individuals other than the employer or co-worker is responsible for an on-the-job injury which legally allows for a personal injury claim to be filed against the at fault party.
If you have been denied or delayed workers’ compensation benefits, seek the legal advice and representation of an experienced workers’ compensation attorney. At The Law Offices of Peter A. Shapiro & Jonathan D. Wilson, you will work with an experienced lawyer who is dedicated to helping Central Florida workers in being treated fairly by receiving workers’ compensation benefits he or she may be entitled to.
Call 407.420.1044 to discuss your workers’ compensation benefits case or fill out our online case evaluation form.