Workers’ Compensation Lost Wages Benefits
Are You Receiving the Lost Wages You Deserve From Workers’ Compensation?
Under Florida law, you are entitled to up to 80 percent of lost wages after you have missed seven consecutive days of work due to work-related injury. If your disability extends to longer than 21 days, you are entitled to benefits for the first seven days as well. Unfortunately, disputes can arise with your employer or the insurance carrier over the amount of these payments and how long they should continue.
I’m attorney Joseph Rooth. Since 1994, I’ve helped injured workers in Florida obtain the full lost wages they deserve from workers’ compensation. I offer a free initial consultation to answer your questions about workers’ compensation benefits for lost wages.
Types of Benefits for Lost Wages
There are five different types of lost wages benefits in Florida:
- Temporary total disability: if you are on a “no-work” status
- Temporary partial disability: if you have work restriction as a result of your injury
- Income impairment benefits if you are released to work but have a permanent injury that results in a percentage of impairment
- Permanent total disability: if you are physically not able to return to any type of employment
- Rehabilitation or re-training: if you can no longer return to your previous occupation, but still may be able to work.
Learn more about Florida workers’ compensation benefits.
If you are unable to return to work following your injury, you may also be eligible for benefits from Social Security disability.
Free Lawyer Consultation
To discuss your workers’ compensation lost wages claim with me, attorney Joseph Rooth, call 727-849-3400 or fill out the contact form on this site. With offices in New Port Richey, Spring Hill, Seminole and Clearwater, I represent clients throughout the Tampa Bay and central gulf coast area in Florida.