Florida workers’ Compensation Lost Wage Benefits
Information you need when injured at work
After an illness or injury occurs in the workplace, Workers’ Compensation is intended to provide lost wage benefits and compensation to help you recover and return to work, if possible.
With more than 15 years of experience, the attorneys at Sternberg | Forsythe, P.A. can help you understand the Florida Workers’ Compensation benefits.
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Does Workers’ Compensation cover lost wages?
Florida Workers’ Compensation benefits aims to support workers injured on the job in the state of Florida. Workers’ Compensation programs aim to provide resources and medical support to injured workers to avoid or reduce the number of lawsuits.
Types of Workers’ Compensation benefits in Florida include:
- Money/lost wages
- Medical care
- Reemployment services
If you are injured or unable to work due to work-related injuries, the loss of wages can quickly affect your quality of life. Under the
Workers’ Compensation system in Florida, you are entitled to pursue a lost wage claim through indemnity benefits.
Along with medical and vocational services, loss of wages, also called an indemnity benefit, is a significant resource of your Workers’ Compensation plan. If you are unable to work and have earned pay for more than seven days, then you may be eligible for partial wage replacement based on your average weekly wage.
Types of indemnity benefits include the following:
- Temporary total disability. A designation of temporary total disability means you cannot work. Starting the eighth day of disability, you will be paid approximately 66 percent of your regular wage. If critically injured, you may be eligible for 80 percent of your wage for up to six months.
- Temporary partial disability. If you have a temporary partial disability, you are able to work but may qualify only for light or restricted work duties. Compensation for temporary partial disability equals approximately 80 percent of the difference between what you earned before disability and your earning potential afterward.
- Impairment benefits. If your doctor indicates you have a permanent disability after you have reached a point of maximum medical improvement (MMI), then you may be eligible for income impairment benefits based on an impairment rating, or permanent total disability if you are unable to return to work.
Our Workers’ Compensation lawyers are fully committed to delivering the help you need with a lost wage claim, medical claim or other benefits. With 15 years of successful experience, we help injured clients obtain the benefits they deserve.
Legal Assistance with Workers’ Compensation Lost Wage Benefits in Florida
If you are injured on the job, our legal team offers excellent client and legal service.
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