If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of an accident at work, your employer's worker’s compensation insurance must provide you with medical benefits for the injuries involved and a portion of your salary for as long as the injured employee is unable to work.
In the State of Florida it is required that employers who have four or more employees provide workers' compensation insurance for their workers. Most injuries or accidents occurring in the workplace are covered by Florida’s workers' compensation laws. Florida has a no-fault worker's compensation system, which means that medical and wage benefits are available to injured workers regardless of who caused the accident.
The worker's compensation system covers a wide variety of injuries arising from accidents, such as work-related injuries, occupational diseases that occur over a period of time, as a result of exposure to toxic substances, environmental conditions or repetitive movement of the worker’s body parts.
It is very important that after an accident at work, immediately inform the employer of what happened, the injured worker has thirty (30) days to report the accident to his employer and the employer has up to seven (7) days to report this accident to their worker's compensation insurance. In these cases it is better to seek the services of a lawyer who specializes in this type of law as soon as possible.
As soon as the insurance company becomes aware of your injury, they should provide you with the necessary medical services and pay for any treatment related to your injury or illness at work. If one of the doctors authorized by the insurance company tells you that you cannot work because of the injury, then you should receive a salary benefit which is going to be 66.23% of what your pre injury salary was. If the doctor puts you in a work status with restrictions, the insurance will also pay the injured worker, as long as the employer does not have light work available.
The Law Office of David G. Abramovici will answer all your questions that you have about workers' compensation cases. We will protect your rights and ensure you receive all the benefits you are entitled to under the Florida Workers' Compensation Act.
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Types of workplace injuries and illnesses that can be compensated include conditions that develop over time because of poor working conditions (for example, certain cardiovascular, digestive, and stress-related conditions if accompanied by a physical injury).
Additionally, a personal injury (including slip-and-fall injuries, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and others) caused by an on-the-job accident falls under workplace injury law.
Finally, some psychological or emotional conditions resulting from a hostile workplace atmosphere can be compensated if accompanied by a physical injury.
Workplace injuries happen in many different contexts. Any of the following types of workplace injuries can seriously and permanently compromise your ability to work and live normally. In addition to being painful, these injuries may threaten your earning potential and your family's financial security. An attorney specializing in workplace injury lawsuits can help you obtain compensation so that you can cover the cost of expenses related to your injury and provide for your family as well as obtain the medical care that you need.
Common Types of Injuries Include: