Calculating Your Work Injury Compensation in Florida

If you’ve been hurt at work in Florida, you might be wondering how much money you’ll get to cover your medical bills and make up for missing work. It’s called workers’ compensation, and it’s there to help you out. But how do you figure out what you’ll get? 

  1. Your Usual Paycheck:

The most important thing is how much you usually earn each week. This includes your regular pay, overtime, bonuses, and even tips. 

  1. When You Can’t Work at All (Temporary Total Disability):

If you can’t work at all because of your injury, you may be able to recover a larger amount of your usual pay. This helps cover your expenses while you’re recovering. But there’s a limit to how much you can get each week.

  1. When You Can Work a Little (Temporary Partial Disability):

If you can do some work, but not as much as before, you might qualify for compensation too. It depends on the amount you’re earning now and you may qualify for a percentage of that difference. Again, there’s a limit on how much you’ll get each week.

  1. Permanent Injuries:

If your injury is permanent, you might get payments based on how serious it is. A doctor will assess your injury, and the state has formulas to calculate how much you should get.

  1. Medical Bills:

Workers’ compensation covers the costs of treatment for your work injury, like doctor visits, hospital stays, medications, and physical therapy.

Important Things to Remember:

  • Talk to a Work Accident Lawyer at The Law Offices of Jose M. Francisco: Figuring out this stuff can be tricky. Our work accident attorneys can help you understand your rights and make sure you’re getting everything you’re owed.
  • Act Quickly: There are deadlines for filing a workers’ compensation claim, so don’t delay.
  • Don’t Be Afraid to Exercise Your Rights: Many people get hurt on the job, and there’s help available.

While this is a simplified guide, remember that every case is different. Our Miami work accident attorneys can give you personalized advice and help you get the compensation you deserve so you can focus on getting better. Contact us today for a free case review.


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