Fort Lauderdale Workers’ Compensation Lawyer
Workers’ compensation insurance, also known as “workers’ comp,” is a state-mandated program that requires certain employers to replace wages and cover medical costs should an employee face a workplace injury due to the employee or employer’s carelessness.
When an employee becomes injured at work or develops an occupational disease, workers’ compensation may provide the employee assistance with partial wage replacement and medical treatment. The compensation is usually modest and in receiving workers’ comp, an employee will no longer be able to sue their employer.
In Florida, many workers are covered with workers’ compensation insurance.
However, some of the following industry workers are not covered, including:
- Most volunteers
- Independent contractors with the exception of the construction industry
- Music and theatre performers, including those who perform in bands, and orchestras, as well as disc jockeys
- Licensed real estate broker
- Certain vehicle-for-hire drivers, including taxi and limousine drivers
- Certain sport officials
When do you need to file a Workers’ Compensation legal claim
While workers’ compensation will cover medical bills and lost wages for an injury at the workplace or on-the-job, it does not compensate you for pain and suffering which you could expect to receive for an injury outside of the workplace.
Why choose Clayton Trial Lawyers
If you were injured while working, obtain experienced legal help. You have the right to obtain worker’s compensation benefits for your past and future lost wages and medical expenses. Select a highly skilled Miami worker’s compensation lawyer who understands how to navigate through Florida’s complicated worker’s compensation system.
Our legal team will make sure appropriate deadlines are met and the right information is submitted for your worker’s compensation claim. We will take every measure possible to help you obtain all the benefits you are entitled to receive. Contact Clayton Trial Lawyers to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our skilled lawyers.