Workers Compensation Lawyers
If you have been injured at work, you may have a claim for Workers Compensation, which is a very specialized area of law. You may be entitled to both lost wages and medical benefits. Luckily, the workers’ compensation lawyers from Sokoloff and Weinstein can help to streamline the process involved in obtaining these benefits. Here is what you need to know:
Who Is Entitled To Workers Compensation Benefits?
Workers compensation laws vary from state to state. The good news is that in Florida, most employers are required by law to provide workers compensation insurance for their employees. You are eligible to claim for workers compensation benefits if you have been injured while on the job – even if the injury took place as a result of your own negligence. However, that does not mean that the claims process is straightforward. In most instances, there will be setbacks and long waits – never mind plenty of confusion. This is why most employees who intend to claim these benefits get in touch with workers compensation lawyers for help.
How Much Are You Entitled To?
Temporary total disability benefits should equate to two-thirds of the average weekly wage that you were earning right up until you sustained your injury, up to a legal maximum that is adjusted each year. For injuries that occur in 2019, the maximum is $939 per week. You will continue to receive these benefits until your doctor gives you the go-ahead to return to work or your doctor tells you that it is unlikely that you will ever be able to return to work (in this case, permanent impairment benefits will follow).
What You Need To Know About Workers Compensation In Florida
The first need-to-know is that it is very important for you to report your injury to your employer within a month of sustaining it. If you don’t, this can seriously hurt your case and may result in your benefits claim being refused.
It is also important to note that you are only entitled to claim for workers compensation if your injury(s) prevents you from working for a minimum of seven days.
If you have any questions regarding workers compensation laws in Florida, it is always worthwhile to consult with a workers compensation lawyer directly. He or she will be able to advise you in terms of the best way forward. Get in touch with the experts at Sokoloff and Weinstein today.
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