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Maitland Workers’ Compensation Attorney

If you were injured on the job, got sick from toxic exposure, or developed a repetitive strain injury at work, you should not have to pay a dime in medical bills. Workers’ compensation is no-fault insurance that your employer is legally obligated to provide, and it pays for an injured or sick employee’s medical care, plus up to two-thirds of their average weekly wages while they are off duty due to the injury or illness. The Maitland workers’ compensation attorneys at The Hornsby Law Group can help you file a claim so you can get the care you need.

What Can I Receive By Filing a Workers’ Comp Claim?

Virtually all Florida workers who get injured on the job or develop an overuse injury over the course of days, weeks, months, or years  on the job are entitled to workers’ compensation. Workers’ comp pays for two-thirds of the employee’s average weekly wages, and full medical care.

Fault is Not Applicable in a Workers’ Compensation Claim

Workers’ compensation is no-fault insurance that all Florida employers must provide to their employees. It does not matter who caused the injury—it could be the fault of the employee, the fault of the employer, the fault of another co-worker, or no one’s fault in particular and the injured worker is still eligible for full benefits. This is one of the best attributes of workers’ compensation. You get wage replacement and medical expenses paid for and you do not have to establish negligence.

Filing a Personal Injury Claim

There are few examples where an injured worker could file a workers’ compensation claim and a personal injury claim. The workers’ compensation claim process is much quicker than a civil claim or lawsuit, so the injured worker could receive medical benefits and wage replacement relatively quickly, while the personal injury claim would enable them to recover a much more substantial financial payment, including pain and suffering, full lost wages, full lost earning capacity, loss of joy of life, and more. Below are the circumstances in which you could file a personal injury claim:

  • Against your employer if the work accident was caused by their recklessness or because they violated the law
  • Against a third party, such as a driver who hit you while you were on the clock
  • Another third party, such as a manufacturer,whose defective product caused your injury
  • Your employer or a third party if you were exposed to toxic substances, such as asbestos, on the job

Call a Maitland Workers’ Compensation Attorney Today

Not only is filing a workers’ compensation claim complicated and time-consuming, but it is very likely that your employer and their insurance carrier will deny your benefits or at least attempt to diminish your benefits if you file yourself. Working with an attorney vastly improves your chances of success, and does not cost anything to you. Call the Maitland workers’ comp attorneys at The Hornsby Law Group today to schedule a free consultation and to get started on your claim as soon as possible.