When you are injured on the job, you expect your medical bills to be paid by your employer or its insurance provider. Isn’t that the purpose of the workers’ comp system?
Yes, the workers’ compensation system is designed to ensure that an injured worker receives the medical care he or she needs after a workplace injury. In addition to medical benefits, workers’ comp laws provide other benefits for injured workers. The downside is that Florida’s workers’ compensation laws prevent a worker from suing an employer in almost all cases of workplace injuries and illnesses. That is the “give and take” of the workers’ compensation system. […]