Freequently Asked Questions
What do I do after an accident?
How do I know if I have a case?
What damages are available in a personal injury case?
What if the accident happened on the job?
In most cases, you will be qualified for workers’ compensation benefits through your employer or their insurance carrier. These will cover your doctor’s visit expenses and a part of your lost wages. If somebody other than your manager or a co-worker caused your mishap, you may have an additional personal injury claim against the third party. For instance, you could possibly sue a manufacturer of workplace equipment if defective items caused your injury. Workers’ compensation may be an option, but a personal injury case would be more beneficial, as it could potentially pay more than a workers’ compensation claim in this case.
Once your injury is reported, you will need a medical evaluation with a physician approved by the workers’ compensation insurance carrier for the determination of whether your injury was due to your job, what treatment you require and your ability to return to work. If the physician determines you are not able to return to work, the workers’ compensation insurance carrier is to reimburse you a portion of your lost income.
One of the common misconceptions about filing a workers’ compensation claim is that in doing so, you will risk being fired as a result. In actuality, Florida Statute Sec. 440.205 makes it illegal for your employer to harass, coerce, discriminate against you, or terminate you, simply for seeking workers’ compensation benefits.
Filing a workers’ compensation claim after your injury on the job, actually gives you greater protection against being subsequently fired due to your injury.
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