Workers’ Compensation in Florida
When a person suffers an injury on the job, it can feel like the walls are closing in. All of the sudden you are losing income that you rely upon yet your bills keep coming in and need to be paid, you are uncertain about your future in terms of your employment and, in many cases, your health, and it can be overwhelming. Even if you think that you have planned for such an event, these types of situations when they happen to us in life can cause a great deal of stress on top of trying to get well from an injury. Then, when you are faced with having to try and navigate a workers’ compensation system that you may or may not be familiar with, it can be a daunting task and usually more than a person can handle. At Julie A. Rice, Attorney at Law, & Affiliates we understand how this time can be frightening and that is why we are here to help.
In Florida, there is what is called the Florida’s Workers’ Compensation Insurance Program whereby most Florida businesses must maintain insurance to compensate workers who have been injured on the job. This program was designed to make sure that there are Workers’ Compensation Benefits available to an employee who is injured on the job. This insurance is available whether or not the on the job injury was or was not the fault of the employee. As with most programs mandated by law, this program can be very difficult to navigate unless you are a trained legal expert in the field of Workers’ Compensation in Florida. At Julie A. Rice, Attorney at Law, & Affiliates, our Florida Workers’ Compensation Lawyers have been representing workers who are injured on the job for almost two (2) decades. As such, we know and understand the intricate details of Florida’s Workers’ Compensation Insurance Program and what you, as an injured workers, are entitled to by law if you suffer an injury on the job. We are here to protect your interests and to make sure that you receive all of the benefits that are you are entitled to if you are injured on the job including, but not limited to:
- Wages that are Lost for a Total of 104 Weeks;
- Vocational Training or Retraining that is paid for by the State of Florida;
- Medical Care that allows a One Time Change of Doctors;
- Mileage Payment or Reimbursement for your Doctors Appointments including Physical Therapy;
- Mileage Payment or Reimbursement for trips to and from the Pharmacy;
- Payment or Reimbursement for Prescriptions; and
- Transportation to Physical Therapy and/or Doctors Appointments if you can not provide this for yourself.
Without a qualified legal expert on your side, you may be taken advantage of by the insurance company and your employer and not receive any or all of the benefits to which you are entitled as stated herein, and this is just to name a few. There are also strict rules and timelines that must be followed by law and if these timelines and rules are not adhered to, then you could lose valuable benefits and time that you may not be able to recover later. If you are injured on the job and if your injury is such that it may have long term effects on your health, then it is vital that you seek the assistance of qualified legal counsel. We offer a Free Legal Consultation and you may contact us at any time by phone at (770) 865-8654 or (813) 363-6664; by email at email@example.com; or by the Contact Form on this website.
The benefits of having legal representation in these types of cases are many. Our Workers’ Compensation Attorneys are up to date on all of the rules and regulations and the changes in the law. This knowledge is power that you hold when you have a strong advocate in your corner. Your lawyer will negotiate just compensation for you and won’t let the insurance companies take advantage of you by offering you a low and quick settlement. If reasonable benefits can not be negotiated, then your lawyer will go to court to advocate on your behalf to get you the benefits that you deserve.
Nobody should have to go this road alone. You have suffered enough trauma with just the injury on the job itself. Don’t let the insurance company intimidate you into settling your future for less than it is worth. Contact Us to assist you during this time of need and allow us to assist you so that you receive all of the just compensation that you deserve. Our Workers’ Compensation Attorneys in Florida have devoted their entire careers to advocating for the injured worker and are here to help you in your time of need. We look forward to hearing from you soon!