Can Injured Workers Still Work For The Same Employer?
Many injured workers have this question, and the answer is yes. As long as you are physically able to work, you are allowed to continue working for your employer after you are injured on the job. You may receive workers’ compensation benefits while you are working for your current employer if you are not earning 80% of your wages. You could also get another job and still receive workers’ compensation benefits for the injury from your previous job if you are not earning 80% of your pre-accident gross wages.
We understand that you have many questions after a work injury. Attorneys at The Accident Law Group, P.A., can answer your questions and help you with your Florida workers’ compensation claim. Employers and their insurance companies have been handling workers’ compensation claims for many years. You need someone with similar experience to protect your rights and make sure you get the benefits you’re entitled to under the law. You may also need a lawyer to protect you if your employer retaliates against you for filing a workers’ comp claim.
We Provide The Legal Protection You Need In Workers’ Compensation Cases
Injured workers are often afraid to report injuries to their employer or to file a workers’ compensation claim. You have the right to file a workers’ compensation claim, obtain workers’ comp benefits and the right to continue working for the employer if you are cleared by a doctor to return to work.
We often talk to workers who are afraid to hire a lawyer because they think they will get fired. It is illegal for an employer to fire you for hiring a lawyer for your workers’ comp claim or for seeking workers’ compensation. If that happens, you could have a wrongful termination lawsuit against your employer. Our attorneys will represent you in a wrongful termination suit, if necessary. We have the experience to protect you in all areas of workers’ compensation.
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Workers’ compensation cases are taken on a contingency fee basis. You pay no fees unless we recover compensation for you.