What are a Worker’s Rights?

Miami & Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Regardless of what type of work you perform, you are entitled to certain workers’ rights.You are entitled to be treated fairly and with respect. You are entitled to be compensated for the work that you do, and you have the right to collect benefits should you be injured on the job and qualify for Workers’ Compensation (also known as Workman’s Compensation). If you are not sure of what your rights are following an accident in the workplace, then you must contact an experienced Workman’s Compensation lawyer right away as there are deadlines to filing for benefits, and a missed deadline will only result in your claim being denied.

If you are injured at work, you have the right to file for Workers’ Compensation and not be punished by your boss. You absolutely cannot be fired for filing for Workers’ Comp. If your boss treats you unfairly after a workplace injury, you should report that to your attorney immediately.

Injured workers are entitled to receive an amount of benefits based on their income at the time the accident occurred. The type of injury sustained also plays a part in determining how much each employee can collect. In addition to income replacement, supplemental benefits like vocational rehabilitation, disfigurement, occupational hearing loss, death benefits to surviving spouse or dependents, and others may be available.

If you live in the south Florida region and would like to know more about Workers’ Rights, please contact The Cochran Firm’s South Florida office today to schedule a confidential consultation.