Workers’ Compensation Benefits
Coral Springs Workers’ Compensation Lawyers
The state of Florida offers workers’ compensation benefits to individuals who are seriously injured on the job. If you or someone you know suffered from a workplace injury, do not hesitate to contact an attorney. With the right legal help on your side, you can take legal action to ensure you receive the financial compensation you need to cover the cost of your medical expenses and time off work.
The Law Offices of Adam Baron, P.A. is here to help you obtain the benefits you deserve after a work-related accident. Together, our team has over 25+ years of legal experience, during which time we’ve secured more than $1.5 million in workers’ compensation claims. Consulting with a member of our team is completely free until your case is successfully brought to a close so don’t wait to meet with a Coral Springs workers’ compensation attorney at our office.
About Your Benefits
Workers’ compensation benefits can be awarded for medical coverage, temporary disability, i.e. lost wages, and permanent partial or total disability.
- Medical Coverage: Employers are legally responsible for the medical treatment of an employee who is injured on the job or who suffers from occupational disease. Medical expenses that must be paid by the employer include doctor / hospital visits, diagnostic tests, prescription medication, and / or physical therapy. In some cases, employers will also be responsible for reimbursing the cost of mileage for an employee who must travel to medical appointments.
- Temporary Disability Benefits: Temporary disability benefits may be awarded to persons whose injuries no longer allow them to work the same number of hours per week. How much an employee will receive in benefits will depend on the capacity he or she is able to work post-injury. For example, an employee who cannot work at all for a designated period of time will receive temporary total disability, whereas someone who can work to some degree will receive temporary partial disability benefits.
- Permanent Disability Benefits: An employee whose injury or illness is so severe that it prevents him / her from ever returning to work will be eligible to receive permanent total disability benefits. An employee whose injury or illness is severe enough to forever limit the amount that he or she is able to work will be eligible for permanent partial disability benefits.
- Permanent Partial Disability Benefits: A Florida employee whose injury or illness is severe enough to forever limit the amount that he or she is able to work will be eligible for permanent partial disability benefits.
How Does Workers' Comp Pay You in Florida?
Understanding how workmans' comp works in Florida can be a little complicated at times. When it comes to understanding how your benefits will be paid out to you, the following guidelines apply:
- If you qualify for workers' compensation you will usually be sent a bi-weekly check to cover the amount you have been awarded
- You should receive your first check within 21 days of reporting your injury to your employer
- You will not be required to pay taxes on the benefits you receive unless you choose to go back to work, at which point you will be taxed on the income you make, even if you are working in a limited capacity
If you have not received your check yet, you should reach out to the Workers' Compensation Administration and ask to speak to your claims adjuster or representative.
Why You Need a Workers’ Compensation Attorney After an Accident
If you were injured on the job, hiring a lawyer can help ensure you receive the workers’ compensation benefits you both need and deserve. Far too many of these claims are denied every year, making it necessary for employees to file an appeal. Involving an attorney early on in the process can help you avoid premature denial of your claim and help you receive the benefits you are entitled to.
Contact us at the Law Offices of Adam Baron, P.A. for a free and confidential consultation. We can be reached at (954) 716-8976.