Four Frequently Asked Questions about Workers' Compensation in Orlando

Four Frequently Asked Questions about Workers' Compensation in Orlando

Have you been injured on the job?   Do you work at a dangerous facility that puts you at risk for injury each day?  Whether you work at a dangerous job site or have been injured on the job, you may be wondering what kind of protection your employer offers you as an employee in their business.  Workers' compensation in Orlando provides Florida workers with protection against work-related injuries that occur either at work or as a result of work tasks.  There are a few questions that can help you better understand more information about workers' compensation, how it works, and how it may affect you.

What do I need to do if I am injured at work?

Anytime you are injured at work, you will want to report the incident to your employer as soon as possible.  If you need immediate medical attention, seek that first, but communicate the injury to your employer if you can.  When you tell your employer, they will be able to begin the paperwork that is required to document the injury for workers' compensation purposes and safety reasons.  If you fail to report your injury to your employer in a reasonable time after your accident, you may be denied your claim.

How do I document my expenses?

When you are being treated for your injury or condition that occurred as a result of your work accident, you will want to keep track of all your medical bills, receipts for medications and procedures, and any other related expenses from the treatments.  This includes transportation, appointments, check-ups, surgery, medications, missed wages, and home health care requirements.  Make copies of all of your paperwork and keep it organized so that you can retrieve it anytime during the trial to make sure you get proper compensation.

Does workers' compensation cover work-related injuries that weren't accidents?

Yes.  Workers' compensation benefits will cover any work-related injuries that occur on the jobsite or as a result of the work you do at work.  These include overuse injuries from repetitive movements, common for laborers or manufacturers, auto accidents that occur while driving for work-related causes, and many more.  They even include incidents that happen at work even if you are at fault, with the exception of self-inflicted injuries or injuries sustained under the influence.

What workers' compensation benefits am I eligible to receive?

This will depend on a few factors, like the nature of your injury and the laws for workers' compensation in Orlando.  If you are out of work for a few days, you will likely be eligible for temporary disability benefits, which entitle you to at least two-thirds of any missed wages from work.  If you have succumbed to a more severe or permanent injury, you may be eligible for permanent total disability wages.  Discuss these laws and eligibility benefits with your attorney.

These questions are frequently asked by many clients as they first embark on their workers' compensation case.  Before you get started with a case against your employer and their insurance company, you will want to trust representation that will fight to get you what you deserve.  Trust the experts at Adam Littman to defend you, as they are experienced and knowledgeable about everything workers' compensation in Orlando.  Contact us to schedule your consultation today.

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