Most injured employees in Florida areas are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits through laws enacted to speed the money to those who have been injured on the job, rather than delaying each case through court. Employers, or the insurance companies of employers, will often try to downplay the seriousness of injury in order to minimize compensation. For this reason it is vital that you have an attorney on your side to represent you. When both sides of a Florida workplace injury claim cooperate, this system enables you to get the workers’ compensation to which you are entitled, quickly, without complications. Call The Law Offices of David M. Cohen, P.A. today: 888-355-0488 or click on this link to tell us about your case and get a free case evaluation. Free Case Evaluation.
The workers’ compensation system in Florida attempts to streamline the process for handling work-related injuries and illnesses, such as a loss of limb, back injury, or repetitive strain injuries, such as carpal tunnel syndrome. The system generally provides fixed remedies to employees suffering from work-related injuries without requiring the employee to prove fault, thereby minimizing the need for litigation and its associated costs. Benefits from workers’ compensation insurance may include medical care, temporary disability benefits, permanent disability benefits, vocational rehabilitation, and death benefits.
An injury at work typically means that there are a set of rules that apply to obtaining compensation for things like medical expenses and lost wages. The workers’ compensation system is typically an alternative to filing a civil lawsuit for a personal injury claim, and in most cases, you may not pursue both avenues for compensation for an injury.