Have You Been Injured On The Job?
You May Be Entitled to Workers Compensation Benefits
In Tampa, Hillsborough County has a large population living and working in the greater metropolitan area. The Tampa Bay working community is made up of a variety of sectors including agriculture, food processing, electronics, health care and construction trade. Every employer in the State of Florida, with four or more employees, is required to carry worker’s compensation for the protection of its employees. The purpose of worker’s compensation is to provide medical treatment for injuries sustained in the course and scope of employment. In addition, it is designed to provide economic stability for the injured worker until he or she is able to return to their particular job. In theory, one would think this is an ideal situation. However, obtaining worker’s compensation benefits is not as easy as it always should be under Florida law. Tampa worker’s compensation insurance providers often will refuse to treat the injured worker for a variety of reasons. It is the position of most Tampa worker’s compensation carriers that most cases involve sometime type of worker’s compensation fraud. Obviously, this is not the case. It is imperative that you obtain a Tampa workers compensation lawyer well versed in the complexities of Chapter 440 of the Florida Statutes.
The rights of injured workers are specifically delineated in Florida law and you must seek an attorney to successfully navigate through the process obtaining all of the benefits to which you are entitled.
If you have been injured on the job, while in the course and scope of your employment, contact Tampa workers compensation lawyer, Richard Rocha today for a free consultation regarding your rights under Florida law.