FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WORKERS' COMPENSATION CLAIMS
What benefits are available through a Florida Workers' Compensation claim?
The benefits available in a Workers' Compensation claim in Florida fall into 2 main categories: medical bills and wage compensation.
If you've been injured at work, the medical expenses your employer would pay in a Florida Worker's Compensation claim may include:
medical procedures and treatment;
medical equipment; and
The severity of your injuries will determine how much you will receive in lost wages from a Workers' Compensation claim in Florida. There's a lot to consider here. You may have a permanent, fully debilitating injury, or maybe you have sustained only a temporary disability.
To maintain the best chances for a favorable Workers' Compensation claim in Florida, you'll want to seek medical attention immediately if you've been hurt, even if your injury doesn't initially seem very serious.
If you have sustained a serious injury, you'll want to consult with a Florida personal injury attorney before filing a Workers' Compensation claim in Florida. A Florida personal injury attorney can make sure you're following the proper protocol, and that the necessary paper trail is created to support your claim.
Criteria for Filing a Workers' Compensation Claim in Florida
There are 2 criteria you must meet to file a Workers' Compensation claim in Florida:
the accident must have occurred from a specific work activity at a certain time; or
your injury must have been sustained at work or at a work-related function.
A Florida personal injury attorney will be your advocate through some of the many pitfalls that can occur with a Workers' Compensation claim in Florida. It's not uncommon for employers to commit fraud to avoid paying a Workers' Compensation claim in Florida, or to deny your claim altogether.
A Florida personal injury attorney can make sure your employer is held liable for your injuries through every step of the claims process, even after payments have begun. Your attorney can also investigate whether other parties besides your employer are liable for your injuries. If that is the case, you may be eligible to file a Florida personal injury claim against those responsible in addition to filing a Workers' Compensation claim.
How a Florida Personal Injury Attorney Can Help
Florida laws change constantly and the insurance company handling your claim will be most concerned with preserving their bottom line. This is why you should have someone with legal know-how in your corner from the start! Contact Marten | Chiappetta at 561-424-7300 to speak with an experienced Florida personal injury attorney who can begin to work on your case right away and represent you at no cost until a recovery is made.