Workers' Compensation Lawyer
Workers' compensation is a type of insurance that provides wage reimbursement, medical benefits, and death benefits to employees who are injured on the job. In exchange, employees usually lose the right to sue their employer for the tort of negligence. When considering settlement, it is important to know what benefits you are entitled to and what rights you are relinquishing by accepting this compensation.
Workers compensation can be complex with rules varying by state. In addition, many situations are not black and white. Feel free to contact our firm to make sure you get the representation you deserve.
About Workers Compensation
Workers compensation insurance is usually purchased by the employer or business that provides benefits for injuries related to the job. Florida law requires most employers to purchase coverage that protect workers from injuries on the job, regardless of fault. This can be beneficial to workers by providing coverage and employers by reducing litigation.
The Office of Insurance Regulation provides important oversight for workers compensation laws by regulating rates, forms, etc. IT is their job to ensure a competitive market that protects the public. There are well over 250 insurers who offer this coverage in the state of Florida which is largely a private market rather than a state created entity.
The laws, regulations, and compliance associated with workers compensation can be difficult to adhere with and incidents can become highly litigious. Whether you run a small business and had a recent incident or were injured on the job, it's important to contact an attorney early on in the process.