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    Why Are My Florida Workers’ Compensation Insurance Payments Reducing?

    by Oct 30, 20180 comments

    We regularly get asked this question. It goes something like this:

    I was getting $(XXX.XX) every two weeks and now I am getting less. WHAT HAPPENED?

    The answer is that your – workers’ compensation – doctor changed your work status. For example,when your work status is changed from “no work” to some type of limited return-to-work status, Florida law allows the workers’ compensation insurance company to pay you less.

    When your employer cannot accommodate your work restrictions the workers’ compensation insurance company must send you – checks. However, these checks include a condition that may be critical to your financial stability.

    • They are paid at a lower percentage than if you were on a “no work” status. This means a reduction in the amount of money you will receive.

    Although transitioning from “no work” to “limited return-to-work” status should be simple, a smooth transition is often the exception. We have found that many injured workers are paid incorrect amounts – or not paid at all. An experienced workers’ compensation attorney can ensure that the lost wages and indemnity benefits to which you may be entitled are paid in a timely and correct fashion.

    A reduction in the amount paid by workers’ compensation may occur when
    income impairment benefits – are paid in full. In Florida, the system for calculating Worker’s Compensation payments can be incredibly complex to navigate.

    • Florida places a burden on the workers’ compensation insurance companies to pay money to injured workers based on a permanent impairment rating (PIR).
    • The PIR is assigned at the time an authorized workers’ compensation doctor (or doctors) places an injured worker at maximum medical improvement (MMI).
    • Once placed at MMI, indemnity checks cease and a new type of check is issued.
    • These checks are paid for a fixed duration based on the percentage of impairment assigned.
    • The amount will differ depending on certain facts such as whether the injured worker is employed and if so, how much they are earning when they sustain a serious injury.

    If you believe that you have been wrongfully denied the full extent of your workers’ compensation benefits, let our A.V. rated lawyers at Franks, Koenig & Neuwelt help you receive the compensation you deserve for your sustained injury.

    Our Services Include: – Work Injury, Workers’ Compensation, Work Place Accident, Accident at Work, Injury at Work.

    Areas We Service: – Georgia, – Florida, Illinois, New York, North Carolina, and South Carolina

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    We have offices in Florida, Georgia and Illinois. It is not only important to talk to an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer when you have been hurt on the job, it is also the best way to make sure that you receive proper medical services and lost wages you are entitled to under the law. After all, the Workers’ Compensation law was created to protect you – the employee.

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