Know Your Rights: Breaking down Worker’s Compensation
If you have been injured on the job, then you probably already know about worker’s compensation as an option, but do you know the specifics? Find out exactly what you are entitled to after you have suffered a workplace injury as the result of an accident or negligence.
If you want to learn more, enlist the services of an experienced Palm Beach Workers Compensation Attorney. For a FREE consultation, contact us The Hoffman Firm today. If you can’t make the trip, don’t worry – we will come to you!
If you’re not sure exactly what worker’s compensation entails, here are the basics. If you suffered an accident or injury at work that has impaired your ability to do your job or has caused substantial damage, you may be eligible for worker’s compensation, a state required program. According to My Florida CFO, worker’s compensation is required not only to pay for your medical care, but also part of the wages you lose as a result of being unable to work. Florida Law determines the benefits for worker’s comp, which in turn is provided to you at no cost whatsoever.
You do not have to pay for any of your medical costs. However, you are required to choose a doctor from the list of physicians that has been given to you by your employer. You may be required to pay your own medical bills if you opt to visit a different doctor.
You are also eligible to receive payment for lost time at work, if your injury is severe enough that you may lose over 3 weeks of work time. Your employer must, by law, carry worker’s compensation coverage. Worker’s compensation should be beneficial in the eyes of your employer, because the system is intended to help the affected party return to work as soon as they are able, meaning that the employer does not suffer a loss of employees, or the resulting deficit or turnover that would otherwise occur.
Unfortunately, many employers do not have their – or your – best interests at heart. If you feel that you are not receiving the worker’s compensation coverage you should be, don’t distress. You have options.
Contact The Hoffman Firm today for a completely FREE consultation, and find out how Evan A. Hoffman can work for you. A highly experienced Palm Beach Worker’s Compensation Attorney, Evan A. Hoffman will come to you. Contact us online to learn more.
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