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Florida paid out about $55M in Florida Workers’ Compensation COVID-19 claims

COVID-19 workers' compensation claim

Employees in Coral Springs who are injured or sickened on the job may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. During the pandemic, many employees have contracted COVID-19 at their workplace. Those that have contracted the novel coronavirus disease should therefore talk to an experienced Coral Springs Workers’ Compensation attorney. Workers’ Compensation attorney Evan M. Ostfeld has more than 27 years of experience. He and his legal team and may be able to assist you file a COVID-19 workers’ compensation claim.

2020 COVID-19 claims in Florida

According to a report from the Florida Division of Workers’ Compensation, more than 29,000 claims were filed in 2020 based upon this illness which cost insurance companies millions in providing medical and or lost wage benefits. Most of the COVID-19 workers’ compensation claims were filed within the health services, education, and public administration sectors. Around 9,000 COVID-19 of them still remain open. In fact, workers’ compensation claims based on coronavirus comprised 31.5% of all of them filed in the Sunshine State.

COVID-19 Workers’ Compensation Claim

Under § 440.015 Fla. Stat. (2020), the Florida Legislature stated that it was its intent for the state’s workers’ compensation laws to be interpreted in a way to provide for the efficient and fast delivery of medical benefits to employees who are injured and or made sick at work. For many employees, the risk of contracting COVID-19 is something that they face each day at work. Unfortunately, there are many obstacles placed upon them by employers and their workers’ compensation insurance carriers to delay and or deny medical and or lost wage benefits. That is why Evan, a highly rated Workers’ Compensation lawyer as evidenced by both Google and AVVO reviews  is here to help.

Get help from a Coral Springs Workers’ Compensation Lawyer

The Law Offices of Evan M. Ostfeld provides a no obligation case evaluation. In fact, there are no attorney’s fees and or costs unless there is a court award or settlement. Should you require any assistance and or free information about your workers’ compensation rights, contact us today at (866) I SUE YOU, (866) 478-3968, (866) BAD RXRX, (866) 223-7979, (954) 227-7529, (954) 998-00785 Text or evan@attorney4life.com. Our law firm is available to assist you.

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