Workers’ Compensation in Florida | What You Need to Know

Work injuries can happen at any place of employment. If you were recently injured on the job, you’re most likely wondering how workers’ compensation functions in Florida and whether you qualify. Please continue reading and contact our Jacksonville personal injury attorneys to learn more about these cases and how our firm can help you if you were hurt on the job. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What should I do if I’m hurt on the job?

If you’re injured on the job, the first thing you should do is call an ambulance to the scene. Seeking medical treatment is paramount. You should then speak with your employer or supervisor and notify them of the accident immediately. If something caused your accident that wasn’t your fault, such as unsafe property conditions, you should take pictures or videos of those conditions. You should also make an effort to ask witnesses of your accident for their contact information. Once you receive medical treatment, be sure to take a copy of all documentation pertaining to your injuries. Finally, you should hire an experienced personal injury attorney who can help you pursue the compensation you need to heal, either through workers’ compensation or a third-party claim.

How does workers’ compensation function in Florida?

If you were hurt on the job, you’re most likely now seeking workers’ compensation. Our legal team is dedicated to helping those who’ve been harmed in construction accidents and other types of work-related accidents. Workers’ compensation, if attained, will essentially cover the cost of your medical bills and a portion of your lost wages. Unfortunately for some employees, workers’ compensation may not cover the entire cost of their injuries, or, in other cases, they may not be eligible for workers’ compensation coverage. In this case, our firm can look to see if a negligent third party is responsible for the accident. If we find that a third party who is not your employer, such as an independent contractor or a property owner is responsible for your injuries, we can file what is known as a third-party claim. There is no cap on the amount of compensation a person can receive with third-party claims.

The bottom line is that anyone who has been injured on the job is most likely entitled to compensation, and our Jacksonville personal injury attorneys are here to help. Give us a call today so we can get started.

Contact our experienced Florida firm

Ansbacher Law is composed of knowledgeable attorneys who are ready to assist clients with various legal matters throughout North Florida. We understand the urgency of your personal injury claim and additional legal matters, which is why we provide each of our clients with compassionate and efficient legal assistance, every step of the way. Please contact our office for an initial consultation today.