Wage Loss Benefits and Workers’ Compensation Benefits in Florida
If you've been injured in a workplace accident in Florida and find yourself unable to work due to your injury, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits, including wage loss benefits. This means you may have a source of income for living expenses while you’re injured.
If you’ve been injured due to your job and are having problems getting wage loss benefits and workers’ compensation benefits in Florida or if you want to learn how you may be able to maximize you benefits, call Flaxman Law Group at 866-352-9626 or contact us online. Our offices in Miami, Homestead, and Hollywood can set up a free, no obligation consultation for you with a workers’ compensation lawyer.The Basics About Wage Loss Benefits and Workers’ Compensation Benefits in Florida
Wage loss benefits are a critical component of workers' compensation in Florida, offering important financial assistance when you're unable to work due to a workplace injury or occupational illness. These benefits can provide you with the means to support yourself and your household during your recovery period.
To be eligible for wage loss benefits, you must have sustained a workplace injury or illness that prevents you from working. This injury must be confirmed and documented by a medical professional.
If you qualify, you may be eligible for the following types of wage loss benefits:
- Temporary Total Wage Loss Benefits: If your injury leaves you completely unable to work temporarily, you may be entitled to temporary total wage loss benefits. These benefits usually provide 66 2/3% of your average wage, up to a state maximum. In cases of very severe injury, you may qualify for more than this amount. You will typically not get these benefits for the first seven days, unless your injury leaves you unable to work for over 21 days.
- Temporary Partial Wage Loss Benefits: If your injury allows you to work in a reduced capacity, you may be eligible for temporary partial wage loss benefits. These benefits supplement the difference between your previous wages and your current reduced earnings. You may be able to get up to 80% of the wages you were earning before your injury.
- Permanent Total Wage Loss Benefits: If your injury results in you being permanently unable to work, you may be entitled to ongoing financial support.
- Permanent Partial Wage Loss Benefits: If your injury leaves you with a permanent impairment but allows you to work in some capacity, you may be eligible for benefits that provide compensation for the lasting effects of your injury.
The calculation of wage loss benefits depends on various factors, including your average pre-injury wages, the severity of your injuries, your medical evaluation, and the type of wage loss benefits you are eligible for. To get an accurate sense of how much you may get and to learn how to seek out maximum benefits, contact Flaxman Law Group for a free, no obligation consultation with a workers’ compensation attorney. One of our attorneys can look at the specifics of your case to help you understand how much you may be able to secure in benefits.
Our attorneys can explain your eligibility for wage loss benefits under workers' compensation. Our team can also calculate the benefits you should receive, gather and present medical evidence to support your claim, and guide you through the claims process while working to secure your rights.
Wage loss benefits and workers’ compensation benefits in Florida are complex, which is why injured workers in Miami, Homestead, Hollywood, and across South Florida choose the family law team at Flaxman Law Group after a serious injury. We have a deep understanding of workers' compensation laws in Florida and are committed to fighting for the rights of injured workers like you.
Flaxman Law Group’s father-son attorney team includes Charles Flaxman, the principal at Flaxman Law Group and co-founder of the firm, and his son, Steven Flaxman. Charles Flaxman was a claims adjuster for 10 years and Steven Flaxman defended insurance companies, so they know how insurance companies work—and how they can negotiate on your behalf.
If you’ve been injured at work and are worried about the bills, call Flaxman Law Group at 866-352-9626 or contact us online to set up a free, no obligation consultation with a Florida workers’ compensation lawyer.