Workers’ compensation programs and laws exist to protect employees who are injured while on the job. Workers’ compensation laws were enacted to mitigate litigation expenses for both sides, and to eliminate the need for injured workers to prove their injuries were the employer’s “fault.”
Unfortunately, as businesses practices and the workers’ compensation insurance providers became more complex, the bottom line of insurance companies have once again taken center stage.
All too often workers who have been injured on the job find themselves in a struggle to be granted and receive the workers’ compensation payments and other benefits which they are entitled.
In the United States most employees who are injured on the job have an absolute right to medical care for their injuries, and in many cases monetary payments to compensate for resulting temporary or permanent disabilities.
As a law firm providing experienced Workers’ Compensation Attorney – Lawyer legal services, we have proudly assisted many residents in Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Naples, Bonita Springs, Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte, Immokalee, Lee County, Collier County, and those throughout the entire State of Florida with Workers’ Compensation legal issues. We are committed to protecting the legal rights of each and every client, while always striving to provide the highest standard of legal representation. Contact Berke Law Firm, P.A., by calling 239.549.6689 or by using our online submission form.
Workplace injury laws in Florida can be very complex, which are best served with the legal advice and representation of experienced legal counsel.
In situations in which a workplace injury is caused due to the negligence of an employer or a co-worker, workers’ compensation is the sole remedy for an injured worker. Workers’ compensation will provide compensation for medical benefits and a part of an injured worker’s lost wages. However, in most cases, workers’ compensation is unlikely to fully compensate an injured worker.
However, there are situations where an entity other than the employer or co-worker is responsible for an on-the-job injury which legally allows for a personal injury lawsuit to be filed.
Generally Florida’s worker’s compensation benefits cover:
- Medical Bills;
- All or part of the injured person’s lost wages while they are unable to work;
- Compensation for long-term or permanent disability or loss of quality of life;
- Death benefits for the immediate dependant family of the worker who has lost their life due to an on the job accident or incident.
All workers’ compensation claims do not go smoothly, with many injured workers playing the waiting game to receive entitled compensation and benefits, or even having their workers’ compensation benefits denied.
If you are having problems being fairly compensated and benefits granted for a workplace accident or incident, remember, you do have rights, and our law firm is here to stand up for those rights in an effort to ensure you are being treated fairly and compensated accordingly.