If you are injured by heavy machinery in your workplace, you may face surgery, a long recovery time, and even partial or permanent disability. You may also suffer a great deal of pain and suffering.
While your medical procedures, wage loss, and disability are covered under Florida workers compensation laws, pain and suffering are not. Our legal team at Scott J. Sternberg and Associates, P.A. provides experienced legal counsel and representation for clients throughout Palm Beach County, Martin County, and Orlando.
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Workers compensation programs across the United States were developed to provide a means for workers to receive medical and other benefits immediately without having to prove the liability of their employer after injury. In return for providing insurance to cover the inevitable accidents that occur in every industry, employers are mostly shielded from civil lawsuits and high dollar recoveries for personal injury. Workers compensation legislation defines the claims process, limits money paid out for injury, and strictly defines the recoverable benefits. Partial wages are provided, while disability payouts are limited and subject to review. In addition, under Florida law, worker pain and suffering is not covered under workers compensation. Understanding allowable benefits under Florida Workers compensation is the first step after an injury. If you have questions, then our legal team has answers.