I have been injured on the job in Florida, can I get paid for pain and my lifetime of dealing with my injuries?

By: Glen Wieland

Compensation for Injury
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Compensation for Injury

In the state of Florida, the law prevents injured workers from collecting money for pain and suffering.  A person who has suffered a work related compensable injury can be entitled to receive lifetime medical care for problems related to the workplace injury though.  In order to get compesnation for the injury, the doctor that is authorized to treat you must say that the medical and treatment is reasonable, medically necessary and related to the workplace injury.

In addition, the injured worker needs to continue to get medical care on a regular basis. This can occur atleast one time per year.  In the event the injured goes more than one year without getting treatment from  an authorized doctor, the case may close and the insurance company may no longer be held liable to pay for any more medical bills.

Injured workers also have the right to settle their case and their entitlement to lifetime medical care.  When considering any settlement, the injured worker should consult with an attorney to determine if the amount of any settlement is fair and reasonable.

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