MIAMI WORKERS' COMPENSATION DISABILITY LAWYERS
Miami Temporary and Permanent Disability Benefits Attorneys
Not all workers’ compensation benefits are the same. Depending on the severity of your injuries and symptoms, you may be able to work slightly less than before, almost the same as before or not at all. As you pursue your claim, it is important to understand the benefits for which you may qualify.
At Law Offices of Juan Lucas Alvarez, we represent injured workers in Miami and throughout South Florida. Our extensive experience handling these cases from all sides – on behalf of employees and employers – provides us with a wealth of knowledge and a unique perspective about what is required to succeed in these complex claims.
Do you qualify for temporary or permanent disability benefits? To speak to a lawyer about your situation, call us at 305-442-7375 or toll-free at (888) 582-6582 to arrange your complimentary, confidential consultation.
Temporary Total Disability
If you are unable to work as a result of your injury, you are entitled to receive a percentage of the amount you previously earned. This percentage will be determined by calculating your average weekly wage based on the amount you earned during the three months prior to your injury. These benefits can last up to two years or 104 weeks. If you are not able to return to work at that time, you may be able to transition into receiving permanent total disability benefits.
Permanent Total Disability Benefits
Permanent total disability benefits are designed for injured workers who are not able to return to work in any capacity as a result of their injuries. These benefits continue indefinitely and, as a result, are much more difficult to obtain. Our experience with workers’ compensation insurance companies can be beneficial in these situations as we understand how to best present cases of injured workers case to demonstrate their need for permanent benefits.
If you are able to work, but in a reduced capacity, there are also partial disability benefits available.