There is no way to predict when an accident will occur in a Florida workplace. Some jobs are more dangerous than others, to be sure. However, even a person who spends hours behind a desk or at a cash register can also suffer injury that results in a need to file a workers’ compensation claim. Many times, workers encounter challenges in the process, especially if an insurance agency tries to deny a claim.
Florida’s workers’ comp program provides benefits to injured workers in numerous ways. For instance, a recovering worker can use such benefits to help pay medical bills or to replace lost wages while he or she is unable to return to the workplace. In some cases, a worker may also qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits if he or she is permanently restricted or unable to return to work because of on-the-job injury.
If you are an immediate family member of a worker who suffers fatality within one year in connection with a workplace injury, you may be eligible for certain survivors’ benefits. Many families use such benefits to help cover funeral expenses and to alleviate other financial distress caused by the loss of a loved one. It can be challenging to obtain benefits when a legal obstacle arises in the claims process.
At Rosenthal, Levy, Simon & Sosa, in Florida, our experienced legal team is committed to providing strong support to those facing problems regarding workers’ compensation benefits. Whether you’re a worker who was injured on the job or are a surviving spouse or other immediate family member of a fatally injured worker, you may request a consultation to discuss your case and explore options that might be available to help you get the compensation you deserve. A workers’ comp attorney is used to dealing with insurance agents and employers, and relying on this type of support can help alleviate the emotional stress of your situation, and allow you to focus on your family’s needs while an experienced legal team advocates on your behalf.