Workplace injuries are a concern for employees and employers. Nobody wants to see a worker injured. For employees, an on-the-job injury can mean serious pain and suffering as well as loss of income. Employers can lose valuable talent and may worry about legal consequences.
Flaxman Law Group has worked on claims where workers have suffered serious injury, disability, and even fatalities. We have represented workers in workers’ comp claims and in lawsuits against third parties, so if you’ve been injured you can always call us for a free consultation.
Workers’ Compensation and Work Injuries
Under Florida law, workers’ compensation benefits are available to employees who are injured on the job. These benefits include medical treatment, wage replacement, and rehabilitation services. However, in order to receive these benefits, you must report your injury to your employer within 30 days. Failure to report your injury within this timeframe may result in the denial of your claim.
After reporting your injury, your employer is required to provide you with a list of approved medical providers. It is important to seek medical treatment from one of these providers, as treatment from an unapproved provider may not be covered by workers’ compensation.
Once you have received medical treatment, you may be entitled to wage replacement benefits if you are unable to work due to your injury. These benefits can help cover lost wages and provide financial support during a difficult time.
In Florida, navigating the workers’ compensation system can be complex and challenging. Employers and insurance companies may dispute your claim, which can delay or even deny your benefits, even if you have a legitimate claim. At Flaxman Law Group, we have worked with many injured workers who have been denied their rightful benefits and we have pursued insurance companies to make sure workers got paid for their injuries.
If you have been injured in a workplace accident in Florida, it is important to understand your rights and seek legal advice to ensure that you receive the benefits you deserve. You can always contact Flaxman Law Group to find out what can be done in your situation to make sure your medical expenses and lost income are covered.
Can I File a Personal Injury Claim After a Workplace Injury in Florida?
You may also be entitled to file a personal injury lawsuit against a negligent employer or third-party in some cases. This is a separate legal claim from workers’ compensation and can provide additional compensation for pain and suffering, emotional distress, and other damages.
For example, if you were injured in a workplace accident because of a defective piece of machinery, you may be able to file a lawsuit against the manufacturer of the machinery. Your lawsuit can provide compensation for damages that are not covered by workers’ compensation, such as pain and suffering.
To file a personal injury lawsuit, you must be able to prove that a third-party was responsible for your injuries. Not every work injury can result in a lawsuit. Your best option is to speak to a workplace injury claims attorney, who can help you understand what compensation you might be eligible for and can help you navigate the process.
Contact a Workplace Injury Attorney
At Flaxman Law Group, we believe all hard-working employees deserve the full protection of the law. It’s why we work only with injured clients—never representing insurance companies.
If you have been injured in the workplace, contact Flaxman Law Group. Even if you think you’re covered by workers’ comp, you want to make sure you get the full benefits you’re entitled to so you don’t have to dip into your savings to pay for medical care, lost wages, and other costs. Your first consultation with Flaxman Law Group is free and comes with no obligation, so you have nothing to lose.