What benefits am I entitled to?
If you’ve suffered a work-related injury, workers’ compensation benefits include medical care and lost wages. There are legal standards and qualifications for the medical treatment, as well as entitlement to lost wages. Florida law does not provide for recovery of punitive damages, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life or other remedies generally associated with personal injury law. It is also important to know that you generally can’t sue your employer for any benefits other than workers’ compensation benefits for your injury. However, you may have the right to other benefits against a third party that may be responsible for your injury. Contact the Law Offices of Nicole Hessen, P.A. for a free consultation.