What Injuries are Covered by Workers’ Compensation?

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Your work is hard and sometimes dangerous. You are careful to follow the rules, regulations, and guidelines that keep yourself and your colleagues safe. However, doing so is no absolute guarantee against accident and injury. If you are injured on the job, then you are eligible for workers’ compensation. If you have been refused workers’ comp or your employer has interfered with your ability to claim it, Miami FL personal injury attorneys can help you resolve the matter. 

Workers’ compensation is for all Floridians. It was established in 1935 to help working people who have suffered an injury on the job. Workers’ comp covers temporary total disability and permanent disability. It provides money for medical bills, lost wages, retraining, and other benefits. Florida law mandates that all companies with four more employees offer workers’ comp. Construction companies must offer it to all employees regardless of the size of the company. 

Although workers’ comp will cover your medical bills and the revenue you have lost as a result of the injury, it does not cover pain and suffering. To get compensation for this, you will need to build a case against your employer or the entity responsible for the accident and your injury. Miami Florida injury attorneys have the experience and expertise to put such a case together. If a third party or defective product contributed to your injury, they can be named in a lawsuit. 

Under Florida law, attorney fees are limited in workers’ compensation cases. This can make it hard to find a lawyer who will take your case if you are having a hard time getting your money. However, there are still law firms dedicated to helping working people stand up for their rights. You can fight back against an insurance company that has denied your claim without justification. The North Miami personal injury lawyers at Buchalter Hoffman and Dorchak can help you build a case.             

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