Workers' compensation carriers pay 100% of all medical bills and treatment related to your work accident in Florida. These benefits include emergency room visits, hospitalizations, therapy, surgeries, medications, and rehabilitation treatments. Medical durable equipment is also covered as part of medical benefits.
If you suffered an injury in the work place, you may be eligible for wage compensation. The amount of these benefits will depend on the type of disability assigned by your authorized treating doctor. Temporary total disability benefits apply when you cannot return to work and you should receive compensation totaling two-thirds of your average weekly wage. On the other hand, you may be entitled to temporary partial disability benefits if your authorized doctor opines that you are able to work with certain restrictions. If your employer is unable to accommodate these restrictions, then you may be entitled to earn 80%/80% of your average weekly wage.
If a person passes away as a result of the work accident, his/her dependents may be due benefits of up to $150,000. Funeral expenses are payable up to a maximum of $7,500. The deceased worker's spouse may also be eligible for tuition and retraining.