My Son Just Started His First Summer Job As A Kitchen Helper At A Local Fast Food Joint Here In Broward County. Last Week He Got A Really Bad Burn On His Arm From The Deep Fryer. Since He Doesn’t Have Insurance, We Took Him To The Hospital And Had To Pay Out Of Pocket. How Do We Know If This Can Be Covered As Workers Compensation?
According to the Florida Division of Workers’ Compensation, employers are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance if they have at least four employees.
Workers’ Compensation Benefits
Broward County employers are responsible for providing medical treatment for food service burn victims including but not limited to:
- Doctor visits
- Physical therapy
- Medical tests
- Prescription drugs
- Mileage costs for treatment
- Psychological treatment
Depending on the severity of the burn, and how it affects the employee’s ability to perform his work duties, the individual could likely be eligible for workers’ compensation. If you or someone you know has a food service burn in Broward County, they may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits.
A skilled Fort Lauderdale Workers’ Compensation Attorney can assist the burn victim get a fair settlement. Contact the Law Office of David Benenfeld for a FREE consultation to help you with your claim.