How Much Will I Get Paid for Workers' Compensation in Florida?
Whether you live in Miami, Homestead, Hollywood, or any South Florida community, a workplace injury or illness can have a severe and lasting financial impact on your household. In fact, one of the most common questions our Florida workers' comp attorneys hear at Flaxman Law Group is "How much will I get paid for workers' compensation in Florida?" For injured workers, the answer to this question is essential, because they need to plan ahead for lost wages.
A good way to get an accurate calculation of how much you may get paid for workers' compensation in Florida is to consult with a worker' comp lawyer. The Miami, Homestead, and Hollywood law offices of Flaxman Law Group are happy to offer a free, no obligation consultation if you've been injured. It's your chance to speak to a Florida workers' compensation attorney and to find out how much your case may be worth. To schedule your free consultation with us, just call us at 866-352-9626 or contact us online.Calculating Your Benefits: How Much Will I Get Paid for Workers' Compensation in Florida?
Workers' compensation in Florida offers many benefits intended to help you get back on track financially after a workplace injury or illness. Whether you work and live in Hollywood, Homestead, Miami, or any Florida community, you may be eligible for these benefits:Wage Replacement
This benefit puts money in your pocket and helps replace lost income while you can't work. How much you receive will depend on your average weekly wage, which is calculated based on your earnings before the injury, and on your type of injury.
For example, if you can't work at all for a set time, you may be eligible for Temporary Total Disability (TTD) which is 66 2/3% of your average weekly wage, up to a maximum limit set by state law. If you can return to work with restrictions, you may be eligible for Temporary Partial Disability benefits. You can calculate these benefits by multiplying your average weekly wage by 80%, subtracting any gross wages you're earning on restricted duties, and then multiplying by 80%.
If you're permanently unable to return to work, you may be eligible for Permanent Total Disability benefits. These are two-thirds of your average weekly wages, up to the state maximum, until you reach age 75 or for as long as your disability continues (whichever is sooner). In some cases, where your disability is severe, you may be eligible for disability benefits.
As we can see, how much you get to replace your lost income will depend on your injury and also how much you made before the injury. Getting these calculations right is essential. In addition, you also need to consider how long you will be getting your benefits.
If you're worried your benefits may not cover your expenses or if you're having trouble getting your rightful benefits, you may want to speak with a Florida workers' compensation lawyer, who can calculate how much you may be eligible for and who can work to get you your benefits.Medical Benefits
Medical benefits in Florida cover all reasonable, necessary medical treatment for your occupational illness or work injury, including ongoing treatment. It's important to secure the medical benefits you're entitled to because otherwise the medical costs of your injury will come out of your own pocket, which can put extra financial pressure on you.Additional Benefits
In the event a worker is killed on the job, Florida workers' compensation pays death benefits, which helps surviving family pay for final costs, such as memorial costs, and provides some income support.
In addition, you may be eligible for additional benefits if you've suffered scarring or disfigurement because of a work injury. You may qualify for a lump sum.
You may wish to consult with a Florida workers' comp attorney to make sure you leave no benefits on the table and get your maximum compensation. Every dollar you get in the benefits you're entitled to can help relieve the financial burden of a work injury.
If you've been harmed at work and would like to know whether you qualify for workers' comp, you don't have to be alone in asking "How much will I get paid for workers' compensation in Florida?" The team at the Hollywood, Homestead, and Miami offices of Flaxman Law Group can offer answers in a free consultation. Just call us at 866-352-9626 or contact us online to arrange your free, no obligation consultation with our Florida workers' comp lawyers.