If you live in Florida and you were recently injured on the job or developed a work-related illness, there is a very good chance that you may now be unable to return to work for a certain period of time. Fortunately, many employers throughout the state of Florida offer their employees workers’ compensation benefits that can help cover the cost of their medical bills, lost wages, and more. Please continue reading and speak with AllianceMeds to learn more about the workers’ compensation benefits available in Florida. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What are the workers’ compensation benefits in Florida?
Florida’s Division of Workers’ Compensation provides injured employees with a wide array of workers’ compensation benefits, including the following:
- Medical Benefits: In many cases, medical benefits are the most important form of benefits to injured workers, as there is nothing more important in life than our health. If you’ve been injured on the job, you may receive medical benefits that can help cover the cost of doctor’s visits, physical therapy, surgeries, prescriptions, and other medical costs incurred as a result of your injury. Additionally, you may also receive travel reimbursement to and from the doctor’s office.
- Monetary Compensation: If you were injured on the job and found yourself unable to return to work for an extended period of time, you may receive monetary compensation in the form of Temporary Total Disability, Temporary Partial Disability, Impairment Income Benefits, and Permanent Total Disability.
- Death Benefits: Though the thought of dying from a work-related injury is heart-wrenching, and no amount of compensation can bring back a loved one, if your loved one suffered a fatal work-related injury, you may receive up to $7,500 in funeral costs, compensation to dependents, and educational benefits if you are the surviving spouse. These benefits are payable up to a maximum of $150,000.
How long will I have to file a workers’ compensation claim in Florida?
To obtain workers’ compensation benefits, you should report the injury to your supervisor or employer immediately, though you must not wait any longer than 30 days from the date of the accident or within 30 days of the discovery of your injury.
If you have become the victim of an on the job injury, it may be beneficial to speak with an attorney and the doctor that is treating you to determine how to make the process as easy as possible. AllianceMeds understands that a workplace accident can be challenging and is here to help. We will deliver your medication to your door using overnight delivery and cover any out of pocket expenses that may arise. If you have any questions about how we can help, contact AllianceMeds today.