How Much Compensation Is Available For Florida Work Accident Eye Injuries?
Question: My husband’s eye was injured at work and now it’s infected. His employer is letting him take time off for medical treatment, but shouldn’t he receive his pay during the meantime?
Answer: When employees suffer eye injuries at work in Florida, they should receive workers’ compensation benefits. Employers in Florida are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance, and workers have a right to obtain such benefits for their on-the-job injuries. However, sometimes employers are not forthcoming with their employees about what is available to them following a work-related injury.
Your husband should be able to recover compensation through his employer’s insurance company, regardless of fault. If his eye injury was caused by defective equipment or from negligence on behalf of his employer, then he may be entitled to more compensation – especially if the infection has resulted in partial vision loss, permanent eyesight problems or blindness.
We can help your husband recover the full amount of benefits he should receive so that you and your husband do not have to deal with the insurance company on your own. Eye injuries are very important to recover as much as possible because these types of injuries can have a permanent impact on your family’s life.
If your husband can no longer see, work, drive, or care for himself, you will want to make sure you recover the most compensation as possible to cover his medical expenses, lost income, out-of-pocket costs, instances of pain and suffering, and other damages.
For more information about obtaining Florida workers’ compensation benefits following your husband’s work injury, call the Law Offices of David Benenfeld at 954-807-1334 to receive a complimentary consultation today with a skilled Broward County workers’ compensation lawyer today.