Each year in Florida, nearly 70,000 men and women are injured on the job. Few workers are aware of the rights they have to receive medical care and money benefits after their accident.
Depending on the extent of your injuries, workers’ compensation benefits can include payment of lost wages, medical expenses (including surgery and rehabilitation), lump sum payments, disability and payment of future medical expenses. Whether you work on a construction site, in a factory or in an office, we will seek the benefits you need while you recover from your injuries and demand a fair settlement after you have recovered.
Are You Covered by Worker’s Comp Insurance?
Workers may worry that their employer does not have workers’ comp coverage, leaving them high and dry in the event of a serious accident. Thankfully, except for a few specific exemptions, the vast majority of employers in Florida are covered by the worker compensation system.
The law says that if your employer is in any industry other than construction and has four (4) or more employees, either full or part-time, then the employer must carry workmen compensation coverage. Those employers in the construction industry must have insurance to cover each employee in need of work compensation if they have one (1) or more employees.
It is important to hire an experienced Florida workers’ compensation attorney to represent you in matters involving work-related accidents. At Probinsky, Chavez & Cole, we understand that times like these can be very difficult for the entire family.
We have a highly experienced staff to assist you in getting the medical attention you need and the compensation that you are entitled to under the law. Contact us today for a free consultation regarding your specific workers comp case.