Workers’ Compensation FAQ
When you get injured on the job in Florida, Hilado Law is here to help. Although our state has workers’ compensation required by law, it takes a legal ally to make sure that you get all the benefits you deserve. Here are some frequently asked questions our firm gets about workers’ compensation.
Who Is Covered By Workers’ Compensation?
Workers’ compensation covers employees who get injured while performing work activities. Coverage includes:
- Payments for medical care
- Income for lost wages
- Permanent disability compensation
- Survivor benefits for worker fatalities
Whether or not you were on company property, if you were performing work duties when you suffered your injury, you should qualify for workers’ compensation.
What Types Of Injuries Are Covered?
Most workplace injuries get coverage if they are due to job activities. Florida is a no-fault state. However, if it is found that the worker was under the influence of alcohol or drugs when injured, workers’ compensation benefits will be denied. Self-inflicted injuries or injuries incurred while violating workplace policies are also not covered.
How Does The Workers’ Compensation System Work In Florida?
It can be very tough for an employee to deal with Florida’s worker comp system. Our state’s laws often favor employers instead of employees. The employer picks the doctor you see, and there is no guarantee that your job will be held for your return. The advocacy of an attorney is crucial to ensure you are not unduly taken advantage of.
Can I Still Sue My Employer If I Get Workers’ Compensation Benefits?
There are minimal circumstances in which an employee can sue an employer for a work injury. An example of exceptions to this is when an employer acts in dishonesty toward the employee. It is recommended to consult a lawyer to determine your rights to file a lawsuit against your employer.
Contact Us For Help Today
We have almost 30 years of experience helping injured workers and their families gain compensation for injury or death on the job. Give Hilado Law a call at 407-686-1723 to schedule a free initial consultation or fill out this online form to contact us.