What is workers’ compensation in Florida?
If an employee suffers an injury, illness, or death while on the job, they have the legal right to file a workers’ compensation claim through a workers compensation lawyer to seek medical and monetary benefits for their losses. Workers’ compensation claims, similar to insurance claims, are a request for benefits to cover the losses suffered by the employee and these claims can be filed by a worker compensation lawyer.
Federal and state laws require that virtually all employers purchase workers’ compensation insurance. This type of worker’s compensation system is designed to (1) protect workers in the event of an accident or injury and (2) protect employers against civil lawsuits filed by an injured employee.
Special classes of workers—such as railroad, maritime, mining, and other employees—are protected by specific laws, which allow them to file a lawsuit against their employer for work related injuries. The Federal Employer’s Liability Act, or FELA, is one such law, which allows injured railroad workers the right to seek compensation from their negligent employers.
Orlando Workers Compensation Contact Information
Contact Vaughan Law Group’s Orlando Workers Compensation Attorneys today for your free initial consultation. You can contact Vaughan Law Group at (407) 434-0074 or use the form found on this page.