Catastrophic injuries can occur in a variety of work environments. Many times, this harm is so severe that much of the damage will be permanent, and you may be unlikely to return to a job requiring much physical exertion. A Brandon workplace catastrophic injury lawyer is here to ensure you get the medical care and lost wage benefits you need to adjust to your new way of life.
Reach out to speak directly with our trusted workers’ compensation attorney, Kevin A. Moore.
Almost all Florida businesses must carry workers’ compensation insurance that pays benefits to employees who are injured or become ill while performing their job duties. Some examples of catastrophic harm that a worker can sustain on the job include:
It does not matter who might have been negligent and caused your accident or if you were partly responsible, workers’ compensation insurance is meant to help you. However, in some instances, insurers may try to deny your benefits or give you less than what you truly need. Brandon attorney Kevin Moore can help you with the filing process and ensure your best interests are represented when dealing with a catastrophic workplace injury.
After a catastrophic injury, you will receive 80 percent of your wages for the first six months, with Florida’s 2023 weekly maximum wage of $1,197 waived.
Temporary total disability benefits end when:
Injured employees whose MMI is static because they are totally disabled, are limited to 260 weeks to collect temporary total disability payments. A Brandon workplace catastrophic injury attorney ensures you get the benefits you are entitled to.
When your physician completes all medical treatment required after your catastrophic injury, you may still not be as functional as before the accident. If you can work at all, a specially trained workers’ compensation doctor will assess your condition and assign you an impairment rating, informing your permanent impairment benefits. This benefit replaces 75 percent of your temporary total disability amount.
Many catastrophic injuries qualify you to receive permanent total disability payments. Your physician has the final say, but generally, these benefits are available if you cannot participate in gainful employment. You will receive permanent total disability payments until you are 75 if you qualify for Social Security benefits, but for life if you do not.
Workers’ compensation can provide you with medical care and lost wages when you are injured on the job and cannot work temporarily or permanently. However, sometimes the process of obtaining these benefits can be complicated. One small error can result in costly delays or denials.
Let our team take the lead in handling these details so you can focus on your recovery. A Brandon workplace catastrophic injury lawyer is ready to advocate on your behalf and ensure you understand each step. When you work with the Law Firm of Kevin A. Moore, you will work directly with Attorney Moore from the start and receive the individualized, dedicated help you deserve. Call today for a meeting.