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.
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.
Ready to start exploring your worker's comp options? Call Syfrett, Dykes & Furr at (850) 795-4979 today.
"Am I Eligible?"
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.
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 insurance company when benefits wrongly denied
Since there is no fee to discuss your workers’ comp case with our experienced 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 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!
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.