An object at work flew up and hit my eye and caused my eyelid laceration. My boss has been nice and is giving me time off of work to heal, but shouldn’t I get workers’ comp benefits as well?
It sounds as if you should be filing a workers’ compensation claim with your employer’s insurer to collect the benefits you are due. While it is great that your boss is being accommodating and providing you with time off of work to heal from your injury, it is important that you are also able to obtain financial compensation for the following:
- Medical bills. Compensation should include ER visit, hospital bills, tests, surgical expenses, doctor’s bills, prescription costs, and other expenses related to medical treatment.
- Lost wages. If you cannot work due to your injury, not only should you be given time off of work to heal, but you should be collecting money for your lost income.
- Other expenses such as mileage costs. Workers’ comp benefits entitle you to collect compensation for the cost of mileage for traveling back and forth to doctor’s appointments.
There are other workers’ comp benefits in Florida you may be entitled to following your workplace eye injury, and sometimes you may need more money for your injury and losses than what workers’ compensation insurance covers. For this reason, it is important you speak with a knowledgeable workers’ compensation attorney in South Florida.
To find out more about the benefits you are due following your work accident, contact the Law Offices of David Benenfeld at 866-9 HELP NOW or 866-943-5766 for a free consultation.