Serious Injury Attorney Tampa, Florida
Life is often very unpredictable and sometimes tragedy strikes when we least expect it. There is no denying the difficulty that serious injury or death can place on an individual or a family, but thankfully there is a silver lining that can be found in the form of workers’ compensation that is specific to severe injuries or diseases inflicted while on the job. While this cannot negate the tragedy and difficulty of such incidents, knowing that the individual or dependents are entitled to funds can help provide relief in trying times.
Under Florida State law, a person is entitled to compensation for any injury sustained while on the job or in the workplace. However, the ante is upped for serious injuries that can help provide major relief. If the injury is severe enough to disable the person from working at all, the company where the disability was inflicted is liable to provide for lost wages and medical bills for a certain amount of time. After that, it falls on the State of Florida. The same applies for temporary disability scenarios, in which the company pays the full amount for the duration of the claim.
In the most serious of injuries where death occurs at work, the person’s dependents are eligible to receive compensation as well. While most companies do offer life insurance policies for the individual, if the person has any dependents, they can receive up to 80 percent of the deceased’s wages for a certain amount of time. In addition, the company may be liable to provide for funeral and burial costs. While this could never replace the deceased, it can provide major relief to families that suddenly find themselves in a desperate situation.
If an employer refuses to provide compensation for serious injuries or death of its employees, they are in defiance of the law and you have every right to file a claim against them. If you need a strong lawyer to help you sort out this claim, and this is recommended to navigate the trickiness of Florida law, we at the Franco Law Firm can provide both a sympathetic heart and skilled mind to make sure your claim is won. For more information, please call us at (813) 872-0929.