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If your job made you sick, you could have a right to benefits

You know that when a Florida worker suffers an injury because of an accident in the workplace, he or she would likely be eligible for workers' compensation benefits. However, these benefits also extend to workers who become ill due to their jobs. Occupational illnesses can have a serious impact on your ability to work and your medical bills can quickly add up, but you have options. 

Protect yourself by understanding workers' compensation benefits

Florida workers who suffer an injury in the workplace face difficulties that extend far beyond the physical ramifications of their injury. In addition to the sheer cost of even the most basic of medical care, lost wages and other accident or illness-related expenses can have a devastating financial impact on a family.

A work-related fall may have landed you in need of workers' comp

Numerous Florida residents face high and low points during their careers in construction work. As a member of this field of work, you may have a particular insight into how fast-paced, risky and enjoyable this line of work can feel. Of course, you may also know that you face certain dangers and hazards that individuals in other occupations may not, and as a result, you may feel a bit uneasy about the risky aspects of your profession.

Will your work history work against a disability benefits claim?

As a disabled individual with limited resources, you may have legitimate concerns regarding how you will support your family and take care of yourself. For many individuals with disabling physical or mental conditions, securing Social Security Disability benefits may be an option, but what if you are not eligible? If you do not qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance, you may have the option to seek another type of benefit.

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