Were you injured on the job in Kissimmee? You should know that you may be entitled to receive workers’ compensation benefits. Under Florida law (Chapter 44 of the Florida Statutes), most employers are required to have workers’ compensation coverage in order to provide benefits to any workers who get hurt in the course of their employment. More specifically, workers’ compensation is a program that provides disability and medical benefits to injured workers.

Getting hurt at work can be devastating. Your injury may prevent you from returning to work for weeks or months, and sometimes workplace injuries are so severe that they result in permanent disabilities. To learn more about filing a claim, you should speak with a Kissimmee workers’ compensation lawyer at the Benenati Law Firm.

Types of Kissimmee Workers’ Compensation Benefits

Generally speaking, Florida workers’ compensation law provides injured workers with two different types of benefits:

  • Medical benefits; and
  • Wage replacement benefits.

Medical Benefits In Kissimmee

Once you report your workplace injury or illness to your employer, the employer must do the following for you:

  • Provide you with information about authorized physician;
  • Pay for you to visit an authorized physician and to receive medically necessary care and treatment; and
  • Provide you with a one-time change of physician within five business days once you make the request in writing.

Types of authorized medically necessary care and treatment include:

  • Visits to the doctor;
  • Hospitalization;
  • Physical therapy;
  • Medical tests;
  • Prescription drugs;
  • Prostheses; and
  • Travel expenses related to your medical care.