When I Am Injured On The Job, Am I Entitled To Receive Workers’ Compensation Benefits?
A: The Florida Workers’ Compensation law was designed to have the employer’s insurance carrier pay compensation for lost wages – as well as to furnish medical benefits to the injured worker – if the injured worker suffers “an accidental injury or a death arising out of work performed in the course and scope of employment”. This includes diseases which would arise from the work environment. It is important to understand that just because an accident did not occur on the premises of the employer, that does not necessarily mean that the claim cannot be filed with the Workers’ Compensation provider. This is why it is very important to get competent legal advice should there be a question about whether or not you may be entitled to Workers’ Compensation benefits.
If you have been injured while performing your work responsibilities, contact the Law Offices of David M. Benenfeld for a free consultation.