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Do I Get Paid If I Get Injured At Work?

Workers' Compensation

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.

Related Article: Who Can Be Held Liable in a Third-Party Work Injury Claim?

When You Need Help After a Work Injury, Contact Rosenberg & Rosenberg, P.A.

Being involved in a workplace accident is undoubtedly a daunting situation — and when it causes a severe injury requiring extensive medical care, treatments, and therapies, it can be that much more devastating. If you've sustained a work injury, our attorneys are ready to fight the insurance companies on your behalf to help you receive the compensation you deserve.

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