Workers’ Compensation provides medical care compensation of work-related injuries. Workers’ comp is a “no fault” law, which means you do not have to prove that your employer did something wrong to cause your injury. Unfortunately, this limits the benefits you receive.
Commonly Asked Questions About Workers’ Compensation
Below are some general questions and answers about Workers’ Compensation in Florida. Contact us to discuss your specific situation.
Question: What should I do if I am hurt on the job?
Answer: Immediately report your accident, even if you do not believe you are seriously injured. Request that a Notice Of Injury be prepared, and visit your doctor.
Question: What am I entitled to under Workers’ Compensation benefits?
Answer: Employees injured on the job are entitled to receive medical care that is reasonable and necessary to treat the work-related accident. Typically, workers’ compensation benefits are determined by your average weekly wage, or based on what you were paid within the 13 weeks just before the accident.
Question: Do I need to hire an attorney?
Answer: Hiring an attorney is an important decision in workers’ compensation claims. It is important to know that you do not have to pay an attorney unless you settle your case. At Sharon L. Gasparo, Esq., we offer a free consultation. Call us today to discuss your workers’ comp claim and let us work for you!