When you work for someone else and you’re injured on the job, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation. It doesn’t matter if you work on a construction site, in a factory or at a desk in an office; Florida workers’ compensation laws cover all employees.
The goal of workers’ compensation in Florida is to ease the strain of medical bills and lost wages. If you were injured on the job, you may be entitled to collect partial or total disability. In addition, workers’ compensation covers medical care and the majority of your lost wages.
The laws surrounding workers’ compensation in Florida are very complex. When you suffer an injury on the job, you need the help of a skilled Jacksonville workers’ compensation attorney. At Tassone, Dreicer & Hill, we provide over 30 years of experience helping those in Jacksonville with workers’ compensation claims.
Our legal team can help to ensure you get the right medical care, obtain fair compensation for disability and help you recover lost wages. Call our law offices today and schedule your free consultation.
Requirements of Workers’ Compensation
In Florida, employers are required to provide medical benefits, disability compensation, and lost wages as a part of the workers’ compensation system. Any business with four or more employees has to carry workers’ compensation insurance. If your employer doesn’t have workers’ compensation insurance, you retain the right to sue for negligence when an on-the-job injury occurs.
Types of On-the-Job Injuries
Injuries suffered on-the-job happen in many ways. They could be the result of an accident, a slip and fall, a faulty product or a falling object. Forklift accidents, repetitive injuries, construction accidents and occupational hazards are also causes of on-the-job injuries.
Some of these injuries may be very serious, especially those impacting the spine, head or neck. Sometimes, workers’ compensation insurers don’t want to pay or they want to pay less than what they should. This could happen if a doctor signed off on an injured worker returning to work before they were actually ready.
If you’ve suffered an on-the-job injury due to an accident or any other cause, you deserve to be compensated. Make sure you’re fully protected and receive the workers’ compensation you deserve by hiring Tassone, Dreicer & Hill to represent you. We will take your case seriously and fight for you.