Workers Compensation Law
Workers Compensation Attorneys in Pembroke Pines and Sunny Isles Beach, FL
Many Employers in Florida are required to provide workers’ compensation insurance to their employees. Workers’ compensation benefits do not depend on fault, in the majority of cases, meaning that even if the work related accident was your fault, you should be eligible for benefits through the workers’ compensation system.
Work related injuries happen every day and in every line of work. Oftentimes, the aftermath can leave the victim with lingering health issues, high medical costs and lost wages. If you, or someone you know, have been injured in a work accident, or are suffering from a condition caused by your job, no matter the severity, it is important to take steps now to ensure you are protecting yourself through workers’ compensation laws.
Our experienced attorneys at Cabanas Law Firm can negotiate with your employer’s insurance company on your behalf, and fight to get you all of the benefits for which you are eligible and entitled. Time is of the essence, as injured workers are required to document their injuries with their employers, and there is a time limit (statute of limitations) for filing a work related injury claim with the employer’s insurance company.
The majority of cases end in settlement, so having an experienced attorney advocate on your behalf is very important as insurance companies are notorious for offering low settlements. It’s important to have someone on your side with your best interests at heart.
The two main types of workers’ compensation benefits are medical benefits and lost wages. All employees in Florida are entitled to medical benefits to treat an injury. This coverage includes, at no cost to the injured worker, access to any type of doctor needed to effectively treat the injury. Medical benefits through Florida’s Workers’ Compensation system will also cover hospitalization, physical therapy, medication, travel expenses and any other type of treatments required to heal the injury.
Employees who qualify for medical compensation may also be eligible to receive compensation for lost wages. The amount depends on several factors including the severity of the disability and employee salary.
Disability benefits are also available to employees who suffer permanent work related injuries and in the tragic event of a work related death, there are additional benefits that can help loved ones pay for funeral costs.
We would be happy to speak with you today about your case, please contact us for a free and confidential consultation. Workers’ Compensation claims can be complicated so it is important to have experience on your side. Our attorneys at Cabanas Law Firm will ensure that your rights are protected and you get the benefits you need to start putting your life back together. Please call us today.