How Do I Determine How Much I Will I Get Paid For My Florida Worker’s Compensation Claim?

According to Florida’s Division of Worker’s Compensation, you will be paid roughly 66% of your average weekly wage. Your average weekly wage is calculated by counting the prior 13 weeks of employment, not counting the missed days due to the claim. Unless you lose over 21 days of employment due to your claim, you will not be reimbursed for your first 7 days of missed work.

You will receive your check within 21 days of filing your claim. You will not have to pay income taxes on your worker’s compensation claim money, unless you return to work part-time while under the care of a doctor. Florida only allows up to 104 weeks of disability payments for either partial or total disability.

If you have been injured on the job, contact our offices. We can help figure out if you have a claim and can file it for you. David M. Benenfeld is an experienced workman’s comp attorney who can get you the compensation you deserve.