Medical Benefits and Workers’ Compensation Benefits in Florida
Whether you’ve suffered a workplace injury in Florida or have been diagnosed with an occupational illness, the medical benefits you may qualify for under workers’ compensation may be essential to help you get the necessary medical treatment and care you need.
Flaxman Law Group is a family law firm with offices in Miami, Homestead, and Hollywood. We represent many hard-working employees just like you, and we’re passionate about seeking fair medical benefits and workers’ compensation benefits so you get the best possible care. We understand medical benefits and workers’ compensation benefits in Florida can be confusing, which is why we offer free, no obligation consultations to anyone who’s been injured. Just call us at 866-352-9626 or contact us online to set up your free consultation with a Florida workers’ compensation attorney.Understanding Medical Benefits and Workers’ Compensation Benefits in Florida
Workers’ compensation in Florida is the law. Most employers are required carry this insurance on behalf of their workers. If an employee is injured during their work duties or contracts an illness because of their work, workers’ comp, as it’s sometimes known, provides essential benefits that can help the employee as they heal.
A cornerstone component of workers’ compensation in Florida includes medical benefits. Medical benefits are designed to cover the costs of all necessary and reasonable medical treatment and care for injuries and illnesses sustained while on the job. Given that medical care in Southern Florida can be expensive, getting your rightful medical benefits is crucial to protecting your financial future.
In Florida, medical benefits cover a wide range of necessary medical services and treatments. As long as your treatment is required, you should have it fully covered, without having to pay deductibles. Medical benefits can cover:
- Doctor visits and consultations
- Visits to specialists
- Hospitalization and surgeries
- Prescription medications
- Physical therapy and rehabilitation, including ongoing treatment
- Medical imaging, including X-rays, MRIs, ultrasounds, and other imaging
- Medical tests, such as blood tests
- Medical equipment and devices, including wheelchairs, crutches, and other medical supplies
When you've suffered a workplace injury, it’s important to get immediate medical attention. This is important to determine whether you’ve been injured and to get started on treatment at once if there is an injury. Getting prompt medical attention also helps you document your injury and prove your case.
Workers' compensation in Florida aims to provide you with timely access to medical treatment and care. In an ideal world, any worker who is injured on the job would get the medical benefits and other workers’ compensation benefits they’re entitled to.
Unfortunately, this doesn’t always happen. Filing a claim is complicated, and often requires multiple forms. In some cases, doctors working for an insurer may claim you’re not as injured as you are. Insurers sometimes minimize claims or even deny legitimate claims for workers’ compensation.
In these cases, having an experienced workers' compensation lawyer by your side can make all the difference. An attorney can get a second medical opinion and work with a network of specialists to get you an accurate diagnosis. They will work to make sure you get the right treatment and the right medical benefits to pay for it.
Workers’ compensation attorneys have networks of professional witnesses and doctors, negotiation and trial experience, and a deep understanding of the law, all of which can be put to work on getting you the benefits you need to pay for medical care. At Flaxman Law Group, our father-son attorney team have another advantage, too: They both worked on behalf of insurance companies before dedicating themselves to helping those who have been injured. This experience means they know the tactics insurance companies use to deny or minimize claims, and they can use this background at the negotiating table to your advantage.
The compassionate family team at Flaxman Law Group also ensures clear communication, so you always know what’s going on with your claim. Our attorneys even make their cell phones available to our clients, so you can always reach us 24/7. Our phone lines at 866-352-9626 are also staffed 24/7 so you can always reach a live person if you’ve been injured.
If you’ve suffered a workplace injury or illness and are worried about the future, contact Flaxman Law Group for a free, no obligation consultation to talk about medical benefits and workers’ compensation benefits in Florida with a workers’ compensation attorney. Your first consultation with us is free and comes with absolutely no obligation, so you can make an informed decision about what to do next.