When a worker suffers a workplace injury, in most cases, Florida law limits the ability to sue an employer. The law specifically precludes recovery for any pain or suffering endured by the worker or his family members. This does not mean an injured worker is left without recourse. The law does provide an injured worker entitlement to certain benefits; however, the benefits are complex and vary from case to case. Minimum benefits usually include:
- Lifetime medical care for injuries suffered, with certain limitations.
- Reimbursement for medical mileage to and from doctor appointments, testing sites, and pharmacies.
- Partial reimbursement for lost wages, for specific periods of time.
- Payment of impairment benefits, once maximum medical improvement is reached, should there remain a permanent impairment as a result of the injury.
There are many other benefits that an injured worker may be entitled to, depending on the severity and complexity of the injury suffered. Florida’s Workers’ Compensation law is complex and an attorney specializing in this area can fully advise an injured worker of his rights and responsibilities. You don’t have to feel lost or that you’re getting taken advantage of for very long. Our law office works with you to see what your possibilities are in terms of compensation. Contact us today to learn more!