I Work In A Factory And Suffered A Finger Amputation While Performing My Job. What Should I Know About Workers’ Compensation Benefits?
If you have been injured at work, you need to report the injury to your boss and see a doctor immediately. Your employer will notify the insurance company, and you will be hearing from the insurer about your rights. Typically, you will receive benefits for your medical bills and lost income. However, it is important to remember that the insurance company represents your employer and not you, and their job is to save the company money.
This is why many injured workers turn to Florida workers’ compensation lawyers for help securing all the benefits they are entitled to under the law. Sometimes, insurance companies will delay payments, deny benefits, or approve a low amount of benefits.
Because you have medical bills, mortgage or rent, and other bills piling up while you are out of work, it is critical that you get the full benefits you are entitled to under the law. Unfortunately, the insurance company may not be forthright about all your benefits. For example, an amputation injury is a permanent injury that can qualify for a disabling injury.
Even if you aren’t sure you want to hire a lawyer, make sure you request a copy of our FREE book, Hurt on the Job in Florida: What Are My Rights? Also, if you want to speak with an experienced South Florida workers’ compensation attorney in a private, free consultation, contact the Law Offices of David Benenfeld at [number type=”2″] or [number type=”1″] today.