Have you been injured at work? Has a workplace accident caused you to be out of work? Is your employer dragging its feet filing your claim with its insurance company? Do you have questions about the workers’ compensation process in Florida? Below are five important things you need to know about Florida’s workers’ compensation laws if you have been injured at work.
It can be frustrating to get injured at work and have to go to a doctor you don’t know while missing more work. If you don’t like the doctor’s diagnosis or treatment plan, you may be tempted to go to your own doctor.
Options for a Workplace Injury
If you’re injured at work, the common process is to go to a doctor approved by the worker’s compensation insurance. In some cases, another option may be chosen. If the injury appears to be minor, the employee may go to their own doctor and pay for the expense themselves. […]
Kid’s Chance has launched an exciting new program aimed at providing stable and reliable income so that children of seriously injured workers can attend college. The program has three levels of sponsorship. The Partner Level requires a $20,000 commitment over four years, and the Associate Level requires a $10,000 commitment over four years. Anyone donating $500 or more will be placed within the Supporter Level. Each level has different recognitions for the donations. […]
Florida has a statute of limitations that applies to workers’ compensation claims filed after January 1, 1994. The statute is located within Florida’s Workers’ Compensation Act. Below is a general, broad discussion of the statute of limitations for a Florida workers’ compensation claim. We urge you not to assume your claim falls within any certain category or scenario. There are always exceptions to every rule because each case is unique. […]
A workplace injury is something you should take very seriously. You may not believe you suffered an injury when in fact you are injured. Therefore, you should always report any accidents and injuries to your employer when they occur to avoid being denied for Florida workers’ compensation benefits. This applies when you believe you may have suffered a concussion at work. One workplace injury that is common and may not always be reported is a concussion. A concussion at work can result from a fall or falling equipment. Anything your head strikes an object, you can suffer a concussion. The important thing is that a physician checks you and you know what to look for after you experience a head injury. […]
Because more children will be on the roads riding their bicycles in just a few weeks, our attorneys feel it is an appropriate time to remind motorists and parents to take steps to protect their children from the risk of bicycle accidents. As school becomes a distant memory and the days grow longer, more children pull out their bicycles to spend the beautiful summer days riding from one friend’s house to another or from their home to the park. Bicyclists face an increased risk of being injured in a traffic-related accident because of distracted drivers, road debris, slick surfaces, traffic, and other hazards. However, when we increase the number of bicycle riders on our roads each summer, we increase the risk of a bicycle accident. […]
What Can A Boca Raton Personal Injury Attorney Do To Help Me?
An insurance adjuster will tell you that a personal injury attorney cannot do anything that you cannot do yourself to settle your accident claim. Some adjusters may go as far as to tell you that a personal injury attorney will only charge a high fee for doing the same work so that you receive less money for your accident claim.
What you must remember is that the insurance adjuster is not looking out for your best interest. The insurance adjuster’s job is to pay you as little as possible to settle your accident claim. Insurance companies are in business to make money; therefore, paying you for your accident claim is not in the insurance company’s best interest. The adjuster works for the insurance company — the adjuster does not work for you. […]
When you are injured in an accident, you suffer a variety of different types of damages. Non-economic damages include loss of enjoyment of life, physical pain, permanent disability, scarring, mental anguish, and emotional suffering. Economic damages include your medical expenses, property damage, lost wages, transportation costs, and other out-of-pocket expenses related to your injury and your recovery. The non-economic damages are impossible to fully compensate because a monetary award can never undo the pain and suffering you experience because of a personal injury.
However, you are entitled to recover full compensation for your economic losses in a personal injury claim. The insurance company for the other person understands you are probably suffering a financial crisis if you are out of work due to your injury. The insurance adjuster may try to offer a low settlement figure to entice you to accept the offer so you can receive money right now. Do not fall for this tactic — discuss your claim with an experienced Boca Raton personal injury attorney before you agree to any settlement. You are entitled to be fully compensated for your lost wages and other economic damages. […]
Do I Have A Deadline For Filing A Personal Injury Lawsuit In Florida?
Being injured in an accident of any type can be very traumatic. Your physical pain is only one element. You also suffer emotional and financial injuries due to the accident and the physical injuries. Depending on the type and severity of your injury, you could incur substantial medical bills. You could also require ongoing medical care and/or personal care for years or for the remainder of your life. Who pays for this? You may be out of work for weeks or months while you recover? Who pays for this?
When you have been severely injured in a personal injury accident (i.e. motor vehicle accident, slip and fall, product liability, etc.), the insurance company for the party at fault pays for your damages. However, insurance companies do not like to pay huge settlement claims because it decreases their profits. Insurance companies try to limit the amount of compensation they must pay to accident victims. When insurance companies fail to treat an accident victim in a fair and just manner, the person may need to file a personal injury lawsuit. […]