Workers' compensation laws provide lost wages and medical benefits to an employee who has an injury as a result of an accident, injury or occupational disease on-the-job. Workers' compensation is designed to protect workers and their dependents against the hardships from injury or death arising out of the work environment. It is intended to benefit the employee and employer alike. The employee receives money (usually on a weekly or biweekly basis) and medical benefits in exchange for forfeiting the common law right to sue the employer. The employer benefits by receiving immunity from court actions against them by the employee in exchange for accepting liability that is limited and determined. The question of negligence or fault is usually not at issue. The workers’ compensation laws are very complex and if you are injured at work you should call our office immediately. We will ensure that you receive the benefits you are entitled to and we may be able to negotiate an appropriate settlement if you desire to settle your claim. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.
We also represent Employers who are being sued for Workers Compensation as a result of an accident in the workplace. In Florida, Employers with four or more employees are required to have workers compensation insurance and for Employers in the construction industry, you must have workers compensation insurance if you have one employee. If for any reason you do not have coverage and need to know your rights or need representation, please contact our office to discuss your case.