Disfigurement Benefits and Workers’ Compensation Benefits in Florida
Suffering a disfiguring injury at your Florida job results not just in pain but also potentially in long-term emotional distress. Scarring and other permanent, visible injuries can affect your self-confidence and overall well-being. In Florida, workers' compensation provides disfigurement benefits for those affected by a work-related injury, as well as other benefits to help you heal.
The disfigurement benefits in the state are quite small, however, so you may want to work with a Florida workers’ compensation attorney to ensure you get any compensation you may qualify for. To find out more about what benefits you may be able to collect, contact Flaxman Law Group for a free, confidential consultation with a workers’ compensation lawyer at our Miami, Homestead, or Hollywood offices. You can always reach us at 866-352-9626 or contact us online to arrange your consultation.The Basics About Disfigurement Benefits and Workers’ Compensation Benefits in Florida
Disfigurement benefits are part of workers’ compensation in many states. They offer compensation for permanent and visible disfigurement resulting from a work-related injury and can help you deal with the pain and suffering of a serious work injury. These benefits are offered in addition to other medical, wage loss, and disability benefits offered by workers’ compensation.
In Florida, you may be eligible for disfigurement benefits if you have sustained a “serious facial or head” work-related injury. If you qualify, you may be eligible for $250 for each percent of permanent bodily impairment as well as $500 for each percent of impairment over 10 percent.
To find out whether you qualify for disfigurement benefits and workers’ compensation benefits in Florida and to get an accurate calculation of how much you may be able to secure, it’s valuable to speak with a Florida workers’ compensation lawyer soon after your injury. By calling the team at Flaxman Law Group, you can arrange a free consultation with our workers’ compensation lawyers in our Miami, Homestead, and Hollywood offices. Our attorneys can carefully review the details of your case and help you understand whether you qualify for benefits and what fair and full benefits might look like for you.Do You Need a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer in Florida?
You’re not legally obligated to work with a lawyer when you’re filing a workers’ compensation claim. However, obtaining full disfigurement benefits and workers’ compensation benefits in Florida on your own can be challenging. You’ll be dealing with insurance companies who have a financial incentive to minimize your injuries and even deny your claim. The less they pay, the more profits they enjoy.
A workers’ compensation lawyer works for you. He or she builds a strong case, properly valuates your injuries, works with experts, negotiates with insurance companies, and takes ever step available through the law to maximize your compensation. There are never any guarantees about how much you will get in workers’ compensation benefits in Florida, but when you work with an experienced workers’ compensation attorney you have someone on your side with the negotiation and trial experience to seek fair benefits for you. This can be an advantage.
Choosing Flaxman Law Group for your workers' compensation claim in Florida means having dedicated lawyers who are committed to fighting for the rights of injured workers just like you. If you have suffered a disfiguring injury at work and are seeking benefits, don't hesitate to contact Flaxman Law Group at 866-352-9626 to schedule a free, no obligation consultation with a workers’ compensation lawyer.
Flaxman Law Group is a family law firm with a father-son attorney team. We work with injured workers across all industries and backgrounds, and we invite you to contact us if you’ve been injured, no matter what your circumstances. We even speak Spanish and are proud to serve the Spanish-speaking community across South Florida.