Workers’ Comp Defense
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than three million workers in the United States are injured on the job every year. Florida enforces a no-fault workers’ compensation system, which means injured workers receive compensation regardless of who caused the accident. Many times, an injured worker is entitled to compensation benefits even if the accident was caused by his or her own negligence. As such, a workplace injury or the diagnosis of an occupational disease can be a costly proposition for employers and carriers. In many instances, workers’ compensation insurance is responsible for covering medical expenses, lost wages, travel expenditures and rehabilitation costs. For employers who are self-insured, or who do not carry workers’ compensation insurance, defending against an employee claim can be significantly more complex and costly. In either case, your best defense against an employee claim is to contact experienced workers’ compensation attorneys as soon as possible.