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The Intent of Workers' Compensation
According to Section 440.015 of Florida Statutes, the intent of Florida workers' compensation law is to assure the quick and efficient delivery of disability and medical benefits to an injured worker and to facilitate the worker's return to gainful reemployment at a reasonable cost of the employer. Unfortunately, most Florida injured workers find that there is nothing “quick” or “efficient” about Florida's workers’ compensation system. Simple requests for doctor’s appointments are denied for months without justification. The workers' compensation laws protect employees in theory, but in practice, they can work much differently.
At the Coye Law Firm, our workers’ compensation attorneys have been helping people hurt at work receive the benefits they deserve for over 20 years. If you or a family member has been injured on the job, please contact a Florida workers’ compensation attorney at the Coye Law Firm. Our workers comp lawyers will vigorously pursue compensation for your injuries.
Depending on the severity of your injury and other factors, you may be eligible for payments for medical treatment, rehabilitation, hospital bills, lost wages, treatment travel expenses, and other medical needs. In the case of permanent impairment, the injured worker may be eligible for additional compensation. An employee's family may also be able to claim compensation if the injury results in death.
Read more about workers' compensation benefits by visiting our page on the subject.
Some businesses in Florida are required to have workers compensation insurance for their staff. There are a few exceptions to these guidelines, so learn about your rights by visiting the link above. Call the Coye Law Firm for a free consultation about your at-work accident and to make sure your employer has adequate and appropriate workers compensation insurance coverage to protect you from the overwhelming cost of recovery. The employer is responsible for taking care of their injured employees and protecting their rights as an injured employee. Read our page on the employer's responsibilities and the importance of carrying workers' compensation.
Qualifying for Benefits
Whether an injured employer is an independent contractor for Florida workers’ compensation purposes is very fact specific. Liability of an employer to provide benefits varies depending on the facts of the case. The Coye Law Firm is an experienced Florida workers’ compensation advocacy law firm that can determine whether liability may exist in a particular case and help a person hurt at work recover damages for lost wages and medical bills. We have made recoveries for clients even after other law firms have turned the case down. Please call us for a free consultation. There is no fee unless we collect on your claim.
In order to properly preserve your workers’ compensation claim you should do the following:
- Get medical treatment.
- Report your accident to your supervisor immediately. Demand that an accident report be filled out.
- Contact an experienced Florida workers’ compensation law firm.
- Gather contact information of potential witnesses, including names, addresses and telephone numbers.
- Keep a copy of all the medical reports and bills you receive.
Learn more about the workers' compensation case process.
Learn more about employment rights related to workers' compensation here.
Many workers’ compensation claims also involve other areas of the law. For instance, if you were injured at work while driving, you may have both a workers’ compensation claim and an automobile liability claim. If you can’t return back to work because of an injury, you may also have a Social Security disability claim. The Coye Law Firm is an experienced Social Security, personal injury, and workers’ compensation law firm that can evaluate and pursue all your claims in order to optimize recovery for lost wages, medical bills, and pain and suffering. Please call us for a free consultation. If you need workers' compensation benefits, you may need a workers' compensation attorney on your side.
For more information on workers' compensation claims, visit our pages with
- Frequently Asked Questions about Workers' Compensation
- Common Forms in a Workers' Compensation Claim
- Online Resources for Injured Workers
- Abbreviations Used in a Workers' Compensation Case
If you have been hurt at work, or are the survivor of a family member who has died in a work place accident, you may be entitled to receive compensation for medical care, lost wages, and other damages. The attorneys of the Coye Law Firm have successfully represented many clients who have suffered as a result of an injury at work. Please contact us for a free consultation today.