Dismemberment: WHAT WORKERS COMPENSATION COVERS
Did you suffer from dismemberment while doing your job? Are you having a hard time getting your workers compensation benefits? You need an experienced workers compensation lawyer like Victor Malca who will fight for your cause till you get the benefits you rightfully deserve. We offer a free consultation. Talk to us now.
Most people tend to confuse dismemberment with amputation. In legal terms, there’s not much difference between the two save for one: timing. Dismemberment is when the loss of a limb occurred in the workplace during the time of the accident. When it happens after the incident and at the hospital, it is amputation.
Losing a part of your body is a life-altering moment. You are still the same person as before. But there are things which used to be so easy for you to do but are now a challenge. The worst thing is, it does not just affect you but the people who love you too. Your finances might be affected too as, most of the time, dismemberment takes away your ability to go back to work or do any type of paid work.
As a dismemberment victim, you are entitled to receive workers comp benefits under the law. Unfortunately, employers and insurance companies don’t like to pay for workers benefits. A large percentage of worker compensation claim routinely gets denied. Some employers and insurance companies would even resort to threatening their injured workers should they file for workers comp benefits.
Thus, you should be well-prepared for an uphill battle. Having Victor Malca’s expertise and decades of experience by your side will surely tip the scales in your favor.
What Benefits Can You Expect?
Under Florida laws, a worker who has suffered dismemberment during a workplace accident can expect the following benefits:
At the time of the accident, the employer or insurance company should provide for emergency care treatment. Other medical benefits include:
- necessary remedial treatment
- medical supplies
- durable medical equipment
- orthoses and prostheses as may be needed
Compensation for Disability
Dismemberment, more often than not, results in disability. How much you’ll receive depends on how the disability affects your capacity to earn a living. There are four types of disability compensation you can apply for.
- Temporary Partial Disability
- Permanent Partial Disability
- Temporary Total Disability
- Permanent Total Disability
Unlike other states, Florida enforces a no-fault policy for workers compensation cases. This means that no matter whose fault the accident is, you can still claim for workers comp benefits. You won’t have to prove that the accident is due to the negligence of your employer as long as it happened while you are doing your job.
How We Can Help
Victor Malca Law P.A. is one of the most trusted names in Florida when it comes to workers compensation. Our preeminent attorney has more than 23 years of litigation experience defending the rights of Florida’s workers. His expertise, dedication, and empathy to his clients enabled him to win thousands of workers compensation cases. From guiding you through the entire process, gathering necessary documents, talking to medical experts and negotiating a favorable amount of workers comp benefits, we got you covered. Call us now for a free consultation.