The 'On-The-Job' Injury Attorney

St. Petersburg Workplace Catastrophic Injury Lawyer

Catastrophic injuries leave a person with permanent or long-term physical limitations. These injuries are traumatic for both the person suffering them as well as their loved ones. An accident can be even more devastating if the worker can’t return to the work they used to do or they can’t return to work at all.

When catastrophic injuries happen while you are working, you could be eligible for lost wages and medical care. However, receiving the full amount of benefits you need to get your life back on track can take time and effort. Employers and their insurance companies delay benefits and deny claims all the time. Dedicated workers’ compensation attorney Kevin A. Moore can help you through this complex process. Reach out to our firm today to begin working with a trusted St. Petersburg workplace catastrophic injury lawyer.

What Are Common Types Of Workplace Catastrophic Injuries?

A catastrophic injury can happen in almost any work environment. Employees working in high-risk jobs, such as industrial workers and construction contractors, are at a higher risk of suffering catastrophic harm, but these injuries can also take place in offices, hospitals, amusement parks, and warehouses. When you or your loved one suffers any of the following examples of catastrophic injuries, attorney Moore is here to help:

  • Burns
  • Multiple fractures
  • Neck and back injuries
  • Brain injuries
  • Spinal cord damage
  • Paralysis
  • Amputations
  • Blindness

A St. Petersburg workplace catastrophic injury attorney is ready to listen to the details of your accident and gather the necessary information to help you file your claim for reimbursement and ensure you receive appropriate medical treatment.

Temporary Disability Benefits After A Catastrophic Injury

You may be eligible for temporary total disability benefits if your workplace injury keeps you from working during recovery. Please contact Workers Compensation attorney Kevin A. Moore so he can explain how much money will be owed while you are out of work. Timeframes for payments of your money can be complicated, and attorney Moore is happy to explain the process for your money payments owed from your employer and their insurance company. You usually get paid based on two-thirds of your gross earnings received for the 13-week period before your on-the-job injury. The Florida Division of Workers’ Compensation is a maximum weekly wage, adjusted annually. If you are injured on the job in 2023, the maximum you can make is $1,197 a week.

Temporary total disability benefits end when:

  • Your physician clears you to go back to work
  • Your physician determines your condition is at maximum medical improvement (MMI)
  • Your physician allows you to return to work with restrictions after determining you have not reached maximum MMI, making you eligible for temporary partial disability benefits
  • You have reached the maximum number of weeks to collect benefits

Contact attorney Kevin A. Moore so he can explain the amount of money that is owed to you.

Permanent Impairment Benefits

If you remain impaired after treatment but can work in some capacity, a workers’ compensation-approved physician will assign you an impairment rating to calculate permanent impairment benefits. Contact attorney Kevin A. Moore to discuss the amount of money that may be owed to you.

Permanent Total Disability Workers’ Compensation Benefits

Catastrophic injuries are usually enough for you to receive permanent total disability payments. This means your physician believes you cannot perform any less strenuous job. These benefits are paid until you turn 75.

Work With A St. Petersburg Workplace Catastrophic Injury Attorney

Workers’ compensation is meant to replace your wages and pay your health care expenses after a severe accident at work. It also covers vocational education if you need to be retrained and death benefits for your family if you succumb to injuries.

Getting the benefits you are entitled to is often complicated. At The Law Firm of Kevin A. Moore, Kevin Moore understands the Florida workers’ compensation system and can serve as your advocate to help you get what you need and deserve. Contact a St. Petersburg workplace catastrophic injury lawyer for compassionate help after your accident.