Experienced Florida Attorney Helps Establish Your Eligibility in Workers’ Compensation Cases
Assisting clients in Lakeland, Wauchula, Bartow, Haines City, Lake Wales, Winter Haven and Sebring with understanding whether or not they can receive benefits
Workers’ compensation insurance is an important benefit that allows injured workers to receive disability payments and help with their medical bills as they recover from a work-related accident. However, Florida’s workers’ comp guidelines are strict, ensuring that only people who are truly injured receive help. Attorney Nora Leto at Kaylor, Kaylor & Leto, P.A. has an extensive understanding of the state’s workers’ compensation guidelines. Our firm is prepared to evaluate your case and determine whether or not you are eligible to receive insurance payments for your injuries.
Requirements for workers’ compensation
- Employers must be covered for workers’ compensation — In most industries, an employer is required to provide workers’ compensation if it has four or more employees on staff. For the construction business, this number is reduced to just one employee. If you run a farm or agricultural business, you are mandated to have insurance if you employ five regular employees and/or 12 seasonal employees who provide you with labor for more than 30 days.
- You must be an employee — In order to receive workers’ compensation benefits, you must be an employee of the business where you were injured. Customers and other non-employees cannot receive insurance benefits from a company if they are injured on the premises. You can, however, file a civil suit if a negligent business or property owner causes you injury.
- All injuries must be work-related — Your injuries must have happened while performing work-related tasks in order to receive any workers’ compensation payments. This usually does not include injuries that happen during your lunch break or while engaging in conduct that is not a part of your job description.
Which injuries aren’t covered?
While Florida’s regulations are very flexible on what injuries are covered under workers’ compensation insurance, the following are not acceptable injuries for companies to cover:
Contact a skilled workers’ compensation attorney
If you have suffered a work-related injury but are unsure about whether or not you are eligible for workers’ compensation payments, call Kaylor, Kaylor & Leto, P.A. at 800.900.7734 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. We have offices in Winter Haven, Lakeland, Sebring and Tampa. We represent clients in Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas, Highlands, Hardee, Osceola, Seminole, Lake and Orange counties.