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Workers Compensation. What is it and what does it do?
Workers compensation is insurance your employer is required to have to cover on the job injuries. It pays for your reasonable and necessary medical treatment and some lost wages if you meet the criteria.
If you are hurt on the job and the accident is reported right away and accepted as covered by the employer/carrier right away, then your entitlement to lost wages depends on the type and nature of the injury.
Lost wages are paid automatically if your injury prevents you from working immediately after an accident.
Medical treatment starts immediately upon the occurrence of an on the job accident, and is covered 100% by the carrier, no co-pays and no deductibles.
Cases often come to me with circumstances causing the insurance company to deny part or all of a workers compensation claim. And, if that happens to you, you can get a lawyer to help you bring those issues to a judge as quickly as allowed. All fees are contingent, so you do not need any money to hire your lawyer.
In the years I have been practicing as a workers compensation attorney, I have represented clients through out Florida, with most cases occurring in Duval County, Jacksonville, FL, but many of my clients are from Putnam, St. Johns, Nassau, and Baker County. The Judges assigned to all of these counties are assigned to the district in Jacksonville.
In most cases, the clients injuries are treated and lost wages are paid according to law. At the end of the doctors care, the client returns to work. Future benefits depend on need, but the client should always be aware to return to their authorized doctor once a year to prevent the running of the statute of limitations. In that case, you would lose your right to all future benefits. I can explain these details to you further.
If your benefits have been delayed without reason or denied, you have been terminated by your employer after an accident, or you are likely to have permanent injuries, you should hire a lawyer to assist you with your case. Even if it turns out the insurance company is doing all they are supposed to be doing, if your case meets any of these criteria, you will likely benefit from the representation of a workers compensation lawyer in Florida. The consultation is always free and confidential.