Delray Beach Workers’ Compensation Lawyer
Accidents happen even in the safest workplaces, and when an employee is injured on the job in Florida they may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. At Lyons & Snyder, our Delray Beach workers’ compensation lawyers will zealously advocate for your needs after an accident. To learn more about your legal options, call or contact the office today to schedule a free evaluation of your case.
Workers’ Compensation Benefits
After a workplace injury, an injured employee is entitled to certain benefits after filing a workers’ compensation claim. The first is medical benefits, which covers all treatment, doctors, and specialists deemed medically necessary for care in addition to all mileage reimbursement to and from medical treatment.
The second category of benefits is lost wages and other monetary compensation. This includes temporary total disability when an employee cannot work during their recovery, temporary partial disability when an employee can return to work on restricted duty, impairment income benefits if an employee reaches maximum medical improvement but has a permanent disability, and permanent total disability if the employee can never work again after the accident.
The third category of workers’ compensation benefits is reserved for the worst accidents, where an employee dies as a result of their injuries. Death benefits provide coverage of funeral and burial expenses, compensation to dependents of the employee, and educational benefits to a surviving spouse.
Third Party Liability
While an employer is protected against legal claims after an accident on the job, in some cases a third party is responsible in part or in full for the injuries inflicted on the victim. When this occurs, they may be held liable for additional damages not covered by workers’ compensation benefits. An experienced lawyer can review the details of your case to determine if there are others that may owe you compensation for your injuries in a workers’ compensation case.
How a Lawyer Can Help
Hiring a knowledgeable workers’ compensation attorney after a workplace accident is the best way to protect your claim, enforce your rights, and ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve for your injuries. A lawyer can file the necessary paperwork on time and notify your employer of your injury. They know exactly what documentation and other evidence is required to show proof of the extent of your injuries and will ensure that you receive the proper medical care for your recovery.
If the employer or insurer disputes the extent of your injuries or tries to limit your benefits, an attorney can enforce your right to that compensation. They can also protect you against any illegal retaliation by your employer for filing a workers’ compensation claim and safeguard your job for when you are ready to return to work. To learn more about how a workers’ compensation lawyer can assist in your case, talk to our office today.
Talk to Our Office Now
If you or someone you know at work has been injured on the job, the experienced Delray Beach workers’ compensation attorneys at Lyons & Snyder are here to help. Call the office or contact us online to schedule a free consultation today.