Helping Injured Workers Recover
As an employee, there are certain rights that you are entitled to. One of those rights is compensation in the event that you are hurt while working on the job or you suffer a work-related illness. In Florida, workers’ compensation is designed to provide coverage for your medical bills and certain lost wages.
At Walborsky Bradley & Fleming, PLLC, our attorneys help injured workers in Pensacola, Pace and Panama City receive the benefits that they are due. We know that applying for workers’ compensation benefits can be a bit confusing, but we can help you gather the information you need and show you what you may be able to claim.
According to Florida law, if you suffer an injury related to your job, you are entitled to 100 percent coverage of all of the medical care concerning that injury. However, you need to make sure that the physician you meet with is covered by your employer’s insurance. If you go to a nonauthorized doctor, you could lose your medical benefits.
Medical benefits include the costs of your initial treatment, testing, prescription medication and hospitalization. It also covers the miles you drive to the pharmacy for medication and your doctor’s appointment, and future care associated with your injury. For example, if you incur an injury to your back that will require surgery, then workers’ compensation should cover it. Additionally, if you lose a limb at work, medical benefits will cover the cost of your new prosthesis.
If your injuries are bad enough that you miss a significant amount of work, your benefits include reimbursement for some of the wages that you lost out on due to your absence. You are generally eligible to receive the majority of your average pay over a specified amount of time, depending on the seriousness of your injury. For permanent disability, there is no expiration date.
Available To Answer Your Questions
Our attorneys are available to answer any questions you may have concerning your injury. Call us at 850-250-4252 or toll free at 800-800-8539. You can also fill out our online contact form to set up a free initial consultation.