Disability Benefits and Workers’ Compensation Benefits in Florida
If you've suffered a workplace injury in Florida and are unable to work, the Florida’s workers' compensation laws provides disability benefits including payment of medical bills. At Flaxman Law Group, our team of workers' compensation lawyers often gets questions about disability benefits and workers’ compensation benefits in Florida. The laws are complex, which is why we invite you to call Flaxman Law Group at 866-352-9626 or contact us online if you’ve been injured at work.
Our family law firm has offices in Miami, Homestead, and Hollywood. If you’ve been injured or have been diagnosed with an occupational illness, we’d be pleased to set up a free, confidential, and no obligation consultation with one of our Florida workers’ compensation attorneys.The Facts About Disability Benefits and Workers’ Compensation Benefits in Florida
Disability benefits are one of the benefits injured employees may qualify for under workers' compensation laws. Disability benefits can provide financial support when you're unable to perform your job duties due to a work-related injury or illness. These benefits help replace a portion of your lost wages.
There are a few types of disability benefits in Florida:
- Temporary Total Disability (TTD) Benefits: If you temporarily can’t work at all, TTD benefits provide you with a portion of your lost wages while you heal.
- Temporary Partial Disability (TPD) Benefits: If your injury allows you to work with modified duties with lower pay, TPD benefits help close the gap in earnings.
- Permanent Total Disability (PTD) Benefits: If you can never return to work because of a workplace injury or illness, you may be able to get financial support for the rest of your life.
- Permanent Partial Disability (PPD) Benefits: If you’re permanently disabled but can work in some capacity, you may be eligible for PPD support.
- Settlements: In addition to the above, you may qualify for a lump sum settlement if you lose a body part or the function of a body part.
The calculation of disability benefits depends on your injury, your pre-injury earnings, and how medical professionals classify the degree of disability. It’s important to calculate everything accurately, so you don’t lose out on the compensation you need to pay your bills.
A workers’ compensation attorney can be a strong partner if you’ve suffered a workplace disability. Your lawyer will get accurate valuations of your injuries, will work with medical professionals to get accurate diagnoses, and can negotiate with employers and their insurers to make sure you get the benefits you’re entitled to under the law.
If you’ve been injured at work and are wondering how you’ll pay your bills, don't hesitate to contact Flaxman Law Group. Our team has more than 60 years of combined experience and we’ve helped thousands of people get their rightful personal injury compensation, disability benefits, and workers’ compensation benefits in Florida. Our family law firm has extensive trial and negotiation experience and our offices in Miami, Homestead, and Hollywood are proud to offer our services in English and Spanish.
Call Flaxman Law Group at 866-352-9626 or contact us online to schedule a free, no obligation consultation with a Florida workers’ compensation lawyer. It’s an opportunity to find out what benefits you’re eligible for and to start developing a custom plan for maximizing your benefits.