A Law Firm Helping Injured Employees Seek Workers’ Compensation
Getting injured on the job is scary. It impacts your ability to work and to earn money for your family. It may also lead you to worry about your long-term health and the security of your job. How will you pay your medical bills? How will you pay your other bills while you are unable to work?
The good news is that many Florida workers are eligible for workers’ compensation after an on-the-job injury. Unfortunately, this program can be frustrating and bureaucratic, and legitimate injury claims are sometimes denied or underpaid because insurance companies and employers are trying to save money.
For this and other reasons, it can be very helpful to work with a workers’ compensation attorney when pursuing a claim or appealing a denied claim. At Cantor & Cantor, we are proud to represent injured workers who need help securing the benefits they need and deserve.
What Does Workers’ Comp Cover?
Here are the main benefits to know about:
- Coverage of medical expenses: All necessary care, prescription drugs and travel to and from medical appointments.
- Partial wage replacement: a certain portion of your weekly wages will be supplemented while you are unable to work. The benefits will depend on your disability designation and several other factors.
- Vocational rehabilitation services: If your injury leaves you unable to return to work doing what you were doing pre-injury, workers’ compensation programs can help you find, train for and qualify for a different job.
- Death benefits for families: After a fatal workplace injury or illness, dependent relatives of the deceased worker (including spouse and children) may be eligible for benefits that include coverage of a portion of funeral/burial expenses and a portion of the worker’s weekly wages. These benefits are capped and are not permanent, but they can provide much-needed financial relief for families struggling with the loss of a wage earner.
As with any insurance program, all of the benefits above are governed by a host of terms and conditions, which is why it is a good idea to work with an experienced attorney.