Will I Have to Go to Court?
There are many cases in which you will not be required to make a court appearance because our attorneys will attend on your behalf and serve as your trusted advocates. At Rosenberg & Rosenberg, P.A., our mission is to make this process as quick and painless as possible. As such, while you focus on your physical recovery, we will focus on obtaining a full and fair compensation amount. We are here for you when you need us most.
Get answers to other common questions about workers' compensation, such as:
- Does my injury/illness qualify for workers' comp?
- How long do I have to notify my employer about my injury?
- How long does my employer have to report my injury?
- How much of my medical bills will be covered?
- Do I get to choose my own doctor?
- Will I be able to recover my lost wages?
- What if I'm having problems receiving benefits?
- Do I have to hire a workers' compensation lawyer?
Workers' Compensation Insurance in Florida
Florida requires most employers in the state to carry workers' compensation insurance. Workers' compensation is a type of no-fault insurance coverage that provides benefits to workers who have been injured on the job. Unless the accident was the result of willful negligence on your part, you should be entitled to workers' compensation benefits.
We are prepared to guide injured workers step-by-step through the claim or appeal process as quickly as possible. Our legal team has helped numerous workers successfully complete the workers' compensation process.
What Types of Workers' Comp Benefits Are Available?
Workers' comp benefits are available to employees who suffer injuries or illnesses during the course of performing job-related duties. Benefits are calculated according to the nature of a worker's injury or illness, particularly if the injury results in partial, temporary, or permanent damages. At a minimum, these benefits should cover any and all medical treatment that you will require to achieve the maximum medical improvement (MMI).
Your workers’ compensation benefits may include:
- Wage replacement
- Physical therapy
- Reemployment services
- Doctor's visits and hospitalization
- Medical tests
- Prescription medications
- Mileage reimbursement
In addition to compensation for the costs of your medical treatment, workers' compensation can also provide disability benefits to offset the income you are losing as a result of your injuries. Generally, such benefits are calculated at a rate of two-thirds of your average weekly wage and are paid on a bi-weekly basis.
There are several different types of disability benefits, including:
- Temporary Total Benefits - For situations where you are entirely disabled while you work to recover from your injury, but are expected to be able to return to work at some time in the future.
- Temporary Partial Benefits - Paid in cases where your doctor has released you to return to work, but you have not yet reached your maximum medical improvement and are only able to earn 80 percent or less of your normal wages.
- Permanent Impairment Benefits - For situations where you have reached the maximum medical improvement yet still suffer from a physical, psychological, or functional impairment which is not expected to improve any further. Your benefits are paid based on the percentage of disability awarded by your doctor, which is referred to as an impairment rating.
- Permanent Total Benefits - If you have been rendered totally disabled, are not expected to improve any further, and will not be able to work or support yourself and your family, you can receive benefits on a permanent basis.
- Death Benefits - Provided that the death was the result of a workplace injury and it occurred within one year of the accident or five years of continuous disability, the surviving family members can recover funeral expenses up to $7,500 and dependency benefits up to $150,000.
Our Fort Lauderdale workers' compensation lawyers understand how important it is for you to ensure that you receive the full value of benefits to which you are entitled, and we are prepared to protect your rights.
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Workplace injuries can create numerous burdens for victims and their families – physically, emotionally, and financially. At Rosenberg & Rosenberg, P.A., our workers' compensation attorneys in Fort Lauderdale are committed to helping you and your loved ones through this tough time. We are passionate about helping you secure the benefits that you deserve and will work tirelessly to ensure you receive the amount that you deserve.
Reasons to entrust your case to our workers' compensation lawyers:
- We provide free consultations to start your case
- We are available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week
- We’ve recovered millions of dollars on behalf of our clients
- We’ve served the local community for more than 50 years
Regardless of your unique workplace accident, we will serve as your advocates! Call (888) 499-6206 to set up your free initial consultation with our attorneys.