In Florida, you may be entitled to many different benefits depending on your injury and the circumstances surrounding your accident. You may be entitled to recover the following:
- Temporary disability benefits - covers time off from work to recover from your injuries.
- Permanent impairment benefits - after a doctor's evaluation, you may be entitled to this benefit if you have a lasting medical condition or loss of function as a result of your injury.
- Permanent total disability benefits - covers severe permanent disabilities that keep you from doing any work, such as a severe traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, or amputation.
Other additional benefits under Florida's workers' compensation laws:
- Medical benefits- workers' comp may pay for all necessary medical care related to your work injury.
- Vocational rehabilitation benefits - if you cannot return to your regular job, you may be entitled to vocational counseling to find new employment.
- Death benefits - a worker's spouse and children might recover death benefits if the injury or accident caused a work-related death.
Third-Party Negligence Claims
If a third party negligently caused your injury, you may be entitled to file both a workers' compensation claim and a third-party liability claim. Each case is different and depends on the particulars of your matter. Speak to your attorney about your legal options. In a third-party negligence case, you may be entitled to the following compensation:
- Medical expenses - covers hospital visits, doctors' visits, treatments, and therapies.
- Home maintenance - covers cleaning and property upkeep services.
- Lost wages - includes future lost wages.
- Pain and suffering - physical and emotional pain caused by your injury.
- Emotional distress - includes scarring and other permanent disfigurements to your appearance.
- Loss of consortium - the impact of the injury on your relationships or marriage.
Eligible family members may be entitled to file a wrongful death claim against third parties. A personal injury lawyer will present your legal options when it comes to losing a loved one who died from a work-related injury.
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