Whether you are working at a construction site, a dentist’s office, or a restaurant, you may have an accident and become seriously injured. Depending on the seriousness of your injuries, you have the right to claim benefits from workers’ compensation. Most employers are legally required to have workers’ compensation insurance, so workers can bypass the legal system to receive the benefits they are entitled to receive. If you have been injured at work in Boca Raton, FL, contact the legal team at The Landau Law Group at (954) 964-0900 for a free case consultation.
Workers’ compensation was enacted to provide benefits to injured workers. There are very few businesses that are not required to have workers’ compensation insurance under the Florida Division of Workers’ Compensation Coverage Requirements, including, but not limited to:
- Federal employees who are covered by federal laws
- Independent contractors
- Licensed real estate agents
- Repairmen that make less than $2,000 annually
- Brokers who work on commission
Recovering Workers’ Compensation Benefits
Workers’ compensation injury claims must be reported to your employer within 30 days of your slip and fall accident in Florida, according to the Florida Division of Workers’ Compensation. You must tell your employer within this period that you were injured, no matter how minor the injury may be. Florida law protects workers from retaliation on the part of their employers related to filing their workers’ compensation claims, under FL Stat § 440.205. If you or a loved one lost your job as a result of filing for workers’ compensation benefits, a Boca Raton work injury lawyer may be able to help you file a wrongful termination claim.
Common Workers’ Compensation Claims
Depending on where you work, you may have been injured by:
- Slip and fall accidents
- Falling objects
- Repetitive motion injuries such as carpal tunnel
- Machine malfunctions
- Falling from heights
These are not the only ways that you or a loved one could have been injured in the workplace. A workers’ compensation lawyer can help you protect your rights and pursue the compensation you deserve.
Workers’ Compensation Benefits May Be Available Even if You Can Still Work
Benefits are available for individuals who have been injured at their job if they are temporarily but totally disabled and cannot work or temporarily but partially disabled and can return to work but on a modified schedule with shortened hours.
Recovering Workers’ Compensation Benefits
Workers’ compensation benefits for eligible workers are designed to provide money for:
- Temporary total disability payments
- Temporary partial disability benefits
- Medical expenses, including prescription medications, doctors’ visits, hospitalization, physical therapy, and other medically related costs
- Impairment benefits
- Death benefits
- Benefits for job replacement training or reeducation if you cannot return to your regular job
Proving Eligibility for Worker’s Compensation Benefits
To prove any type of personal injury case, you must be able to show that another person or entity was responsible for your injury. Your Boca Raton work injury lawyer can help you demonstrate the role negligence played in your accident and show that this negligence caused your injuries.
We can show negligence by establishing the following:
- Duty of care: Your employer had a responsibility to provide a safe working environment.
- Breach of duty: Your employer failed to maintain a safe working environment, or an accident occurred on their properly or while you were on the job.
- Causation: The breach of duty resulted in or contributed to your accident.
- Damages: You suffered injuries, losses, or other expenses.
Contact The Landau Law Group at (954) 964-0900 to speak with a member of our legal team and to learn more about the options that may be available to you.
Workers’ Compensation Is an Entitlement
If you or a loved one was injured at the workplace, you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. If the insurance company or your employer take actions that unfairly deny you the benefits you deserve, we can help you hold them accountable and protect your right to recover damages for your injuries, losses, and other expenses.
Suing Your Employer’s Insurance Company
Insurance companies that investigate workers’ compensation claims in Florida must investigate your claim and pay the benefits to which you are entitled. If the insurance company fails to perform this duty or misleads you in any way, they can be held liable for economic damages, including medical expenses and lost wages, and non-economic damages, including pain, loss of enjoyment of activities, and emotional anguish.
How Our Firm Can Help
Our legal team can help you through every step of this process, so you can focus on feeling better. Having an attorney to handle all the communication between the parties involved in the case will help you handle any stress and anxiety you may be feeling. We can make sure all of the necessary paperwork is completed and filed on time. We can also investigate your case and gather all of the evidence we will need to support your workers’ compensation claim.
Call Now To Get Started
Being injured at your job in Boca Raton, FL, may complicate your life. You are entitled to compensation if you were injured at the workplace through no fault of your own. To learn more about the options available to you and how a Boca Raton work injury lawyer can help, call our legal team at The Landau Law Group at (954) 964-0900 for a free, no-obligation consultation.