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Florida Workers Seeing Fewer Workers Compensation Benefits

The state of Florida sets its own workers compensation laws, requirements and benefits. Since Florida reformed certain laws and requirements, the total cases filed, cases with benefits and total benefits declined between 2005 and 2015 in Palm Beach County and Broward County. Florida’s Workers Compensation Claims Statistics Report proves there is fewer workers compensation benefits in the state, including Boca Raton and Coral Springs counties. The reasons for the decline include amended qualification standards and fewer injured employees filing claims. If you have been injured on the job and/or denied by the employer and workers compensation insurance, it is time to consult Boca Raton Workers Compensation lawyer, Evan Ostfeld, P.A.

In Palm Beach County, statistics revealed a total of 4,725 cases filed in 2005, which have been declining every year since then. By 2014, the total cases filed were 3,832, a significant reduction in injured employees after 2005. The total benefits in 2005 were $178 million and $80 million in 2014, a $98 million difference. As of October 3rd, the total cases filed in 2015 were 1,782 and the cases with benefits are 776. The year is almost over and the current year data shows an enormous reduction of cases with benefits and filed cases compared to 2014.

Statistics also reveals a decline in cases with benefits, cases filed and total benefits in Broward County. The total cases with benefits in 2005 were 6,970 and 4,086 in 2014. In 2005, the total cases filed were 7,066 and by 2014 it was 4,441. Workers compensation total benefits in 2005 were nearly $205 million and by 2014 was reduced $22 million. Injured employees who were denied benefits or recently involved in an accident on the job, Coral Springs Workers Compensation Attorney knows your rights.

The Law Offices of Evan Ostfeld, P.A. practice workers compensation, a benefit available to all employees injured on the job. The law in Florida can be complex if the employee works temporary, full-time, or part-time with an employer. Contact a reputable Coral Springs Workers Compensation Attorney to help you process claim and ensure benefits are received in a timely manner. Injured workers are entitled to receive compensation for medical bills and lost wages when physically hurt while performing job duties. Workers Compensation covers injuries to body parts and organs, as well as diseases, such as Asbestosis and Carpal tunnel syndrome.