Workers Compensation

Why You Should Hire The LaBovick LaBovick & Diaz Law Group For Your Workers’ Compensation Claim?

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ur long history and substantial experience in personal injury cases allows us to be particularly effective in representing clients in serious work-related claims. Workers’ compensation is a benefit that is available to nearly all employees who suffer an injury that arose out of and in the course of their employment. The attorneys at LaBovick, LaBovick and Diaz Law Group are devoted to assisting victims in working through this complicated area of law in order to receive a fair resolution to Florida workers’ compensation claims.

Work-related injuries typically covered by workers’ compensation include: Neck, back, and knee injuries Carpal tunnel/repetitive trauma injuries Hearing problems Work-related emotional problems Work-induced heart attack or stroke Occupational diseases such as asbestosis and dermatitis Asthma or other work-related pulmonary conditions Loss of use of limbs Eye injuries.

 

 

 

 

 

Listed below are some of the most common questions we get regarding worker’s compensation claims.

Eye Injuries

It is possible that airborne irritants or prolonged straining of the eyes can lead to a negative impact on an employee’s vision.

Hearing Loss

Constant exposure to loud noises can create a gradual loss of hearing. It is important to recognize that this can occur even with hearing protection being properly used

Hand Injury

If an employee is performing a repetitive hand movement it can often lead to wrist pain and even nerve damage.

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Hernias and Back Pain/Injury

Any physical exertion can put a strain on your body. A main example of this would be lifting heavy objects throughout your work day.

Lung Problems

Exposure to industrial chemicals and other airborne irritants over an extended amount of time will damage the lungs and can cause an employee to develop some sort of breathing issue.

Heart Attacks

At times a person’s job can become extremely stressful. If put in enough stressful situations it could cause an employee to go into cardiac arrest. This can occur on the premise of the job or even while away from the job.

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CAN I BE FIRED FOR FILLING A WORKERS COMPENSATION CLAIMS?

No, in most states this is prohibited by law. The employer may not discriminate you in any way. This includes being terminated or laid-off from the job.  If there is any retaliation or discrimination used against you by your employer you should immediately report it to a nearby workers’ compensation office.

If you cannot return to your job for an extended amount of time, your employer is allowed to find a temporary replacement to fill your position. This is especially the case in fast moving environments such as warehouses and production lines.

CAN I SUE MY EMPLOYER FOR A WORK INJURY OR ILLNESS?

If you want to file a claim with worker’s compensation insurance you CANNOT sue your employer. If you believe your injury or illness was caused by negligence from your employer you can decide to sue them but if you do then you will waive your right to the worker’s compensation insurance.

HOW CAN I APPLY FOR WORKER’S COMPENSATION?

If you are injured at work or due to work related conditions you should report it to your employer as soon as possible and no later than 30 days after the incident took place. Your employer then has seven days to report it to their insurance carrier. Within three days after your employer informs the carrier of the injury or illness the carrier should mail a brochure to the employee. This brochure will include the rights, benefits and procedures for obtaining benefits and assistance.

If you have been injured at work don’t hesitate to call us here at LaBovick, LaBovick and Diaz Law Group. We have a dedicated team of attorney’s ready to help you through each step of your claim.

Who Is Covered By Worker’s Compensation?

Most employees are going to be covered by workers’ compensation insurance but coverage can vary depending on the state. For example; it is common for some states to exclude independent contractors, volunteers, seasonal workers and agricultural workers from coverage.

There are also some states that only require coverage if an employer has met a minimum number of employees. In most cases if an employer has five or fewer employees then they are not always required to carry workers compensation insurance.

If you are an employee for the federal government you will be covered under the federal workers’ compensation insurance program and therefore not a state’s worker’s comp.

What Expenses Will Workers Compensation Insurance Cover?

Workers’ compensation insurance will cover the following expenses:

  • Compensation for any injury that is permanent
  • Any medical care from the illness or injury including doctors’ visits, medications and surgeries if needed.
  • Any costs for retraining or rehabilitation
  • Replacement of income lost (usually this amounts to two-thirds of the employees average pay )
  • Benefits to the survivors of an employee killed on the job
What Types Of Injuries Are Covered Under Workers’ Compensation?

502590302Most injuries that can be connected in some way or another to a job requirement or condition will be covered under workers’ compensation.  This can include sudden injuries (for example: broken bones from falling or a cut from sharp tools) or injuries and illnesses that have occurred overtime (for example: carpel tunnel from using a computer or a form of cancer from being around certain conditions or chemicals.)

The following is a list of common injuries that often go over-looked by an employee as a work-related injury:

These injuries usually take place at the employee’s workplace but often times can also occur in a company-owned vehicle or other unspecified location as long as the employee had been completing a task connected to their job the injury can be a workers’ compensation claim.

What Is Worker’s Compensation?

Worker’s Compensation sometimes called “workers comp” or “workmen’s comp” is a form of insurance available to an employee who has been injured while on the job. This insurance provides the injured employee with medical benefits as well as wage replacement and it is offered to the employee to prevent them from suing their employer.

Workers’ compensation is a no-fault benefit system that was put in place to assist workers who had sustained an injury or developed an illness due to their working environment or working conditions. This means that there is no need for the employee to prove that the injury that occurred was someone else’s fault.

There are two basic requirements that must be met for an employee to be eligible for workers’ compensation.

  1. You must be an employee of a company that offers workers’ compensation insurance or a company that was supposed to have it.
  2. Your injury must have come from the result of a work-related duty.

These injuries usually take place at the employee’s workplace but often times can also occur in a company-owned vehicle or other unspecified location as long as the employee had been completing a task connected to their job the injury can be a workers’ compensation claim.

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What types of injuries are covered under Workers’ Compensation?

502590302Most injuries that can be connected in some way or another to a job requirement or condition will be covered under workers’ compensation.  This can include sudden injuries (for example: broken bones from falling or a cut from sharp tools) or injuries and illnesses that have occurred overtime (for example: carpel tunnel from using a computer or a form of cancer from being around certain conditions or chemicals.)

The following is a list of common injuries that often go over-looked by an employee as a work-related injury:

These injuries usually take place at the employee’s workplace but often times can also occur in a company-owned vehicle or other unspecified location as long as the employee had been completing a task connected to their job the injury can be a workers’ compensation claim.

What expenses will workers compensation insurance cover?

Workers’ compensation insurance will cover the following expenses:

  • Compensation for any injury that is permanent
  • Any medical care from the illness or injury including doctors’ visits, medications and surgeries if needed.
  • Any costs for retraining or rehabilitation
  • Replacement of income lost (usually this amounts to two-thirds of the employees average pay )
  • Benefits to the survivors of an employee killed on the job

What is Worker’s Compensation?

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orker’s Compensation sometimes called “workers comp” or “workmen’s comp” is a form of insurance available to an employee who has been injured while on the job. This insurance provides the injured employee with medical benefits as well as wage replacement and it is offered to the employee to prevent them from suing their employer.

Workers’ compensation is a no-fault benefit system that was put in place to assist workers who had sustained an injury or developed an illness due to their working environment or working conditions. This means that there is no need for the employee to prove that the injury that occurred was someone else’s fault.

There are two basic requirements that must be met for an employee to be eligible for workers’ compensation.

  1. You must be an employee of a company that offers workers’ compensation insurance or a company that was supposed to have it.
  2. Your injury must have come from the result of a work-related duty.

Who is covered by worker’s compensation?

Most employees are going to be covered by workers’ compensation insurance but coverage can vary depending on the state. For example; it is common for some states to exclude independent contractors, volunteers, seasonal workers and agricultural workers from coverage.

There are also some states that only require coverage if an employer has met a minimum number of employees. In most cases if an employer has five or fewer employees then they are not always required to carry workers compensation insurance.

If you are an employee for the federal government you will be covered under the federal workers’ compensation insurance program and therefore not a state’s worker’s comp.

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