In West Palm Beach, Florida all business owners must carry worker compensation insurance. This type of insurance covers an employee that is injured on the job. Generally speaking an injury that occurs when an employee is on the job, work-related travels, walking into or out of the corporation or any other corporate related work will be covered under this type of insurance plan regardless of fault. Some of the more common types of injuries that we see in our law firm are:
- Hand or wrist injuries
- Broken or fractured bones
- Back pain or injuries
- Knee injuries
- Heart attack
- Shoulder or shoulder pain
If you feel that any injury is the direct result of your work place it is important that you seek the guidance of an experienced worker’s compensation lawyer.
The benefits that an injured employee is entitled to will vary greatly and be determined by the nature and full extent of the employee’s injuries. With that being said, the typical compensation payment will cover all medical treatments and lost wages for time away from work. If you are unable to return to your job or unable to perform any work in the foreseeable future, you may be eligible to receive two thirds of your average wage. If it is determined that you will permanently be unable to return to work or unable to do any other type of work you could be eligible to receive a lump sum or long-term benefits.
Should You Contact A Workers Compensation Attorney?
It is wise that you seek professional and medical help for all work related injuries immediately. As soon as you have been diagnosed with a condition or a disease, call our office to seek up a free consultation. As a West Palm Beach worker’s compensation lawyer I will ensure that all of your worker compensation insurance benefits are protected properly. We will work hand in hand with you, the insurance company, your employer, and your medical professionals that are involved. We will fight for you to obtain damages and compensation for all of the following that pertain to your case.
- Wage reimbursement
- Medical care
- Prescription medications
- Vocational rehabilitation