I Can’t Work, Do I Have Any Options?
Depending upon the reason you are unable to work, you may be eligible for financial relief. There are multiple programs available through state and federal government. The trick is figuring out which program fits your situation the best. Some of the main programs include unemployment, wrongful termination, workers compensation, or social security disability benefits.
If you were let go from your job for any reason other than a physical or psychological condition, then unemployment will most likely be the right program for you. To file a claim for
unemployment, simply visit the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity website. http://www.floridajobs.org/job-seekers-community-services/reemployment-assistance-center/claimants/file-an-initial-claim. The website will prompt you through the application process.
If you were fired from your job based upon an injury you sustained while at work or due to a disability, you may have a claim against your employmentfor wrongful termination. This is certainly a situation where you would need legal assistance.
Another situation which would require the assistance of an attorney is if you are hurt on the job. Your employer will be required to pay for your medical treatment, along with any lost wages due to your injury. It is best to seek assistance from an attorney so as to ensure your rights are protected and you maximize the benefits you can receive.
If you find you are unable to perform your job duties due to a physical and/or psychological condition, you may be eligible for social security disability benefits. The social security programs provides monthly benefits for individuals who meet Social Security’s medical definition of disability.
There are a lot of programs out there to help you if you are unable to work. The easiest way to figure out which program is right for you is to seek advice from an attorney. At LaBovick, LaBovick & Diaz, we provide our clients with free consultations. Meaning you can call us for free with any potential issue you may have. If you were fired from your job due to a workplace injury or because of a disability, call us immediately. Every day you wait to call is potential money out of your pocket.