FLORIDA WORKERS’ COMPENSATION

It is your right under Florida Law to make a claim for Workers Compensation when you have suffered an injury in the course and scope of your employment. If you’ve been injured on the job, your employer’s insurance company has the responsibility to provide medical treatment and compensate you for missed time from work due to your injuries. The company will also be responsible to pay for attendant care, if you cannot take care of all your personal needs for a period of time. Additionally, if your doctor has placed you on light duty, your employer should accommodate your restrictions. If they do not, the workers’ compensation insurance company will be responsible for compensating you while you are on light duty.

The most common type of work accident involves lifting injuries or slip/fall injuries. However, unknown to many people, they also have a workers’ compensation claim when they are hurt from the repetitive stress of certain work related activities while working such as: Carpel tunnel syndrome (wrist injury) which is often the result of repetitive stress which may occur on the job; Exposure to chemicals, dust, fumes, animals or other work/environmental exposures may result in disease or death. These type of injuries may also be covered under the Florida Workers Compensation laws.

Unfortunately, many employers are angered when a worker reports an injury on the job and may decide to retaliate against the employee by harassing or humiliating the employee at work to get the injured worker to quit. Some employers even fire an employee because of reporting an injury on the job. This is illegal in Florida. If this has happened to you, call us immediately. Remer & Georges-Pierre, PLLC fights this illegal conduct by filing a law suit in circuit court to demand the employer pay lost wages, damages for the mental and emotional distress this conduct has caused and punitive damages (to punish the employer for engaging in this illegal conduct).Finally, injured employees do not have to prove an injury was someone else's fault to receive benefits.

Workers compensation benefits available to you may include:
  • Lump-Sum Tax Free Settlements
  • Medical Expenses
  • Payment for lost wages
  • Physical rehabilitation and training
  • Death benefits for a spouse and surviving dependents

  • Some of the types of cases we have hand include:
  • Brain Injuries
  • Burn Injuries
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Slip and Fall Injuries
  • Auto Accidents
  • Repetitive Trauma Injuries
  • Exposure/Mold/Fumes Cases

  • Contact the attorneys at Remer & Georges-Pierre, PLLC today for representation in your workers comp claim. Contact us: 305-416-5000 in Miami or contact us online

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