Yesterday, you went to work, you did your job, and had a great day. Today, you were injured at work. What are you going to do tomorrow? A delay in your medical treatment means a delay in you getting better—which could also mean a delay in getting back to work and earning income. How much do workers comp pay in Florida? Our Panama City workers’ compensation lawyers can help.
Why clients choose the Panama City workers’ compensation lawyers at Syfrett, Dykes & Furr:
- Free consultations
- A history of success in securing settlements for clients
- Representation by a Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney
- Backed by 100+ years of combined experience
If you’re hurt on the job, the workers’ comp system is set up to provide you with medical treatment and weekly benefits if you can’t work. But oftentimes, treatment and benefits are delayed or denied. If this has happened to you, get the advice of an experienced Panama City workers’ compensation lawyer right away.
Should I Hire an Attorney for My Workers Compensation Claim?
The experienced workers’ compensation attorneys at Syfrett, Dykes & Furr are well-versed in workers’ compensation law and are true advocates on your side. Our team will fight for your best interest all along the way. Call our firm today to find out how we can help you especially if:
- You have a preexisting condition
- Your claim has been denied
- Your permanent disability rating has been challenged
- You have a workers’ compensation hearing coming up
- You are already receiving other government benefits
Am I Eligible for Workers' Compensation?
In Florida, if you work for an employer with 5 or more employees, your employer is required by law to have workers’ compensation insurance (if you work in the construction industry, insurance is required by law when there are 2 or more employees).
This means if you are injured at work, you’re likely to have insurance coverage for medical treatment and certain lost wages. If you have been injured on the job, call us to discuss the type of benefits you should be receiving.
Types of Workers' Compensation Benefits
Workers’ Compensation provides the following type of benefits:
- Medical treatment, prescriptions, and medical devices
- Lost Wages for temporary and permanent types
- Money for permanent impairments
- Transportation or Reimbursement for travel to and from doctor appointments
- Retraining benefits
- Death benefits for dependent family members
- Attorney Fees paid by the insurance company when benefits are wrongly denied
How a Panama City Workers' Compensation Attorney Can Help
Since there is no fee to discuss your workers’ comp case with our experienced Panama City work comp lawyers, it’s a good idea to get advice as soon as possible about your rights. Even when you have a helpful employer, they may not know or understand the type of benefits to which you may be entitled.
If you have been denied treatment or are not receiving money when your doctor has you out of work, an experienced workers' comp attorney can help you file the necessary claims.
Workers’ Compensation laws are very complicated and can change from year to year. Insurance companies know they can deny and delay benefits when an injured worker doesn’t have an experienced attorney. As Syfrett, Dykes & Furr, our workers’ comp lawyers devote their day to day practice to helping injured workers.
Every day, we are meeting with injured workers helping to solve problems with getting medical treatment or other benefits. We know Florida's workers’ comp laws, and we know how to successfully claim benefits. We don’t get paid otherwise!
Could My Workers' Comp Doctor Lie?
When an employee is injured on the job, it can be a difficult situation for both the employer and the employee. Unfortunately, workers' comp doctors who are hired by employers may have a financial incentive to lie about an employee's injury in order to deny them benefits or reduce their payout.
While this kind of behavior is unethical and illegal, there are still some reasons why workers' comp doctors might do so. Some of these reasons include trying to protect their own reputation or that of their employer, avoiding potential lawsuits from employees, and minimizing payouts to employees in order to save money.
Interested in learning more about how our firm can assist you with this intimidating process? Contact our offices today to request a free case evaluation with our friendly team.