Workers' Compensation Claims

When a person is injured in the course and scope of their employment, the injured worker is entitled to certain rights and benefits. Robert P. Eshelman, P.A. is experienced in handling Longshore and Harbor Worker's Compensation Act claims and Florida workers' compensation claims. If you have been injured on the job contact Robert P. Eshelman, P.A. for a free consultation regarding your rights to medical care and compensation.

Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act

The Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act is a federal workers' compensation law applicable to certain maritime workers. This Law provides for payment of compensation for disability or death of an employee resulting from an injury occurring upon the navigable waters of the United States, including any adjoining pier, wharf, dry dock, terminal, building way, marine railway, or other adjoining area customarily used by an employer in loading, unloading, repairing, or building a vessel.

Florida Workers' Compensation

If you are injured on the job your rights are determined by the Florida workers' compensation statute. Florida's workers' compensation laws are not based upon fault. You are entitled to medical care and wage loss benefits whether you or someone else was the cause of your injury. Under Florida law, you are not paid wage loss benefits for the first seven days of disability. However, if you lose time because your disability extends to over 21 days, you may be paid for the first seven days by the insurance company. These wage loss benefits are available for up to 104 weeks. Your employer is responsible for medical care to the injuries you sustained for life.