If you suffer injury on the job in a Florida workplace, you might have to take time off work during recovery. Depending on the severity of your condition, you might not even be able to return to the workplace at all. Whether you have moderate to minor or more serious injuries, the workers’ compensation program is in place to provide you means to obtain financial assistance to help cover injury-related expenses and to replace lost wages. You also may qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits in certain circumstances.
Upon initiating a workers’ comp claim, you may be one of many injured workers who encounters challenges in the system. Your employer or an insurance agency might seek to deny the claim. This does not necessarily mean you don’t qualify for benefits.
Many workers succeed in obtaining benefits after filing an appeal when a claim is denied. The process can be complex and stressful, which is why it pays to stay closely connected with an experienced legal team throughout the proceedings. If you did not suffer injury in the workplace, but lost a loved one in an on-the-job accident, you may also benefit from discussing your case with an experienced employment law attorney who can help you pursue benefits that may be available to immediate family members following a workplace fatality.
Rosenthal, Levy, Simon & Sosa are an experienced workers’ compensation legal team in Florida. Dealing with an employer, an insurance company and numerous others in the system may be a lot less stressful if you have someone on your side who is a skilled negotiator. Our legal team knows how to navigate the system to help you get the compensation you need to get your life back on track after a workplace injury.