Workers’ compensation benefits are provided by your employer, but they are generally paid by the employer’s insurance company. This means your employer must report your injury to its workers’ compensation insurance carrier. Reporting can be done via phone or email, with paperwork filed as required, and signed by both you and your employer. An employer refusing to report your injury can indicate potential “red flags” – most importantly that you need a workers’ compensation lawyer.
When you are injured while performing any activity on behalf of your employer, you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. This includes medical care, temporary disability, permanent disability, job retraining as required, and mileage reimbursement for medical treatment. It doesn’t matter who is at fault or the reason for the accident. If your employer is refusing these benefits, you need to speak with a well-qualified workers’ compensation lawyer.
Employers and their insurers often reject workers’ compensation claims, believing workers won’t appeal the decision. If your claim has been denied, a WorkInjuryRights.Com™ lawyer can help you appeal and gain a fair settlement.
If your settlement fails to cover your lost wages and/or medical bills, you need to have a lawyer fighting for your rights and fair compensation.
There are times when your employer agrees to provide compensation for your medical care but refuses your disability benefits which cover your lost wages. If you are unable to work because of your injury, you are entitled to lost wages during your time out of work. If you are unable to work the same number of hours because of your injury, you are also entitled to lost wages. If you aren’t receiving the disability benefits to which you are entitled, a workers’ compensation lawyer can help.
If your disability is permanent – total or partial – you are probably entitled to a lump sum payment or weekly payments to cover your lost wages. Because these settlements are costly, many companies seek to avoid paying them. If your injury or illness resulted in permanent disability, call on a workers’ compensation lawyer to see you get the benefits you deserve.
Due to the complexity of the workers’ compensation system, many workers are unaware of the benefits due to a work injury or illness. If all of your medical treatments (appointments to surgery, therapy to follow-ups), temporary disability, and permanent disability aren’t being paid, a workers’ compensation lawyer can guide you through the system and help you get the benefits you need.
If your workers’ compensation settlement isn’t handled properly it could limit or lower potential Social Security disability payments in the future. Your workers’ compensation attorney can structure your settlement to help you avoid this scenario.
If your employer retaliated – fired you, cut your hours, demoted you, decreased your salary or rate, or discriminated against you – as a result of your workers’ compensation claim, you need an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer to protect your rights.
The workers’ compensation system was created to eliminate civil lawsuits related to workplace injuries. Even so, there are circumstances which will allow you to sue, such as when a third party contributed to your injuries, your employer’s negligence causes your injury, or your employer does not carry workers’ compensation insurance. A well-qualified lawyer can explain the specifics in regard to your injury.
When you are injured and need assistance with your workers’ compensation claim, call on the team at WorkInjuryRights.Com™. With offices throughout Florida, our expert team can deliver the personalized representation you need when you have been injured on the job. Call now for your free consultation.