Workers Compensation Process In Florida
Report The Injury To Your Employer
Seek Immediate Medical Attention
Submit A Workers Compensation Claim
Workers Compensation Benefits
Temporary Disability Benefits
Permanent Impairment Benefits
Permanent impairment benefits are provided to injured workers who are able to work to some extent, but have an impairment due to the work-related injury. After medical treatment is completed or six weeks before the temporary disability benefits are set to end, a doctor will examine the injured worker to determine if he or she has a lasting medication condition or loss of function as a result of the injury.
If there is an impairment, the doctor will give a rating and calculations will be done determining how long the impairment benefits should last. The amount in weekly benefits will be 75% of your temporary total disability rate.
Permanent Total Disability Benefits
Additional Workers Comp Benefits
In some cases, injured workers are not able to return to their normal job due to the severity of their injuries. Workers comp can offer placement services, vocational counseling, and other help to find new employment opportunities. If additional training or education is needed in order to obtain a suitable job, workers comp may pay for that education, but only for a period of 26 or 52 weeks.
In extreme cases, when a loved one has a fatal work-related accident or contracts a fatal illness due to their employment, there are death benefits available to their immediate family members like a spouse, children, or other dependent relatives. The amount of the death benefit depends on how many dependents there are, but it cannot be more than two-thirds of the worker’s average weekly earnings or $150,000 in total. Other death benefits include funeral and burial expenses of up to $7,500.