Written by attorney Cameron D. Simpson

What kind of benefits may I be entitled to receive?

Under Florida law, the injured worker is entitled to receive medical benefits. Those bills are paid by the workers' compensation carrier. The injured worker can also receive reimbursement for mileage traveling to and from the medical facilities or to the doctor's, also reimbursement for prescriptions that the doctors have prescribed. Another benefit is the actual workers' compensation checks which provide payment for the, they call it the claimant or the injured employee's inability to return to work whether they're on a light duty work or a no work status. The workers' comp carrier then pays a percentage of their wages to that person for their loss of time from work. Also the workers' comp carrier will pay when the injured worker has reached a maximum medical improvement an apparent benefit which is a percentage that is given to that injured worker for their permanent injuries.

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