If you were injured while working, obtain experienced legal help. You have the right to obtain worker's compensation benefits for your past and future lost wages and medical expenses. Select a highly skilled Miami worker's compensation lawyer who understands how to navigate through Florida's complicated worker's compensation system.
At Friedman Rodman Frank & Estrada, P.A., our attorneys have more than 100 years of combined experience advocating for injured workers in Florida. We have an intricate understanding of Florida worker's compensation system, including the specific time limitations involved.
Our legal team will make sure appropriate deadlines are met and the right information is submitted for your worker's compensation claim. We will take every measure possible to help you obtain all the benefits you are entitled to receive. Contact our Florida law firm to schedule a free initial consultation with a skilled Miami compensation benefits lawyer.Identifying the Types of Worker's Compensation Benefits
If you sustained an injury at work, you are likely overwhelmed wondering how your daily expenses will be covered - especially if your medical condition has restricted your ability to continue working. We understand this is likely an emotional time for you. The last thing you need is to be left with any surprises. Our law firm's Miami worker's comp benefits lawyers are available to explain the type of benefits available to injured workers, such as:
- Average weekly wage - You are entitled to receive an average weekly wage based on your reported earnings and fringe benefits for the 13 weeks before your work-related accident occurred. Any wages you earned from a second job can also be used to calculate your average weekly wage.
- Temporary total disability (TTD) benefits - You are entitled to TTD benefits if your worker's compensation doctor determines that you can no longer work because of the injuries you sustained. These benefits would be paid out for 104 weeks in combination with temporary partial disability benefits or until the worker's compensation doctor determines you have reached a maximum level of improvement.
- Temporary partial disability benefits (TPD) - If you are able to return to work on a modified basis, or light/sedentary duty, you are entitled to TPD benefits. The amount of benefits will be based on how much you can earn on a modified basis. These benefits are payable for 104 weeks in combination with TTD benefits or until the worker's compensation doctor determines you have reached a maximum level of improvement.
- Permanent impairment benefits - Once your worker's compensation doctor determines that you have reached a maximum level of improvement, your temporary benefits will end. In order to continue receiving benefits, the physician must determine you have a permanent impairment rating. These benefits would be paid bi-weekly at 75 percent of the wages you earned if you are still not working.
- Permanent today disability benefits (PTD) - To qualify for PTD benefits, your doctors must determine that you are unable to engage in sedentary employment within 50 miles of your home based on your physical limitations.
- Death benefits - If your loved one died in a work-related accident, you are entitled to receive death benefits. This would include funeral expenses, two-thirds of the deceased employee's average weekly wage and schooling expenses for the surviving spouse.
Florida's worker's compensation system is highly complicated. We will apply our years of experience and legal skills focused on helping you obtain the benefits you are entitled to receive when injured on the job.
Contact our Miami law firm online or call 305-448-8585 or toll free at 877-448-8585 to schedule a free initial consultation with a highly skilled Florida worker's compensation attorney. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. All consultations are free and confidential.