You may be eligible for Impairment Income Benefits (IIB) after your doctor places you at Maximum Medical Improvement. If your authorized treating physician determines you have a permanent impairment as a result of your work injury, he or she will assign an impairment percentage. You are eligible to receive IIB based on the impairment percentage.[ ]
In Florida, your average weekly wage should be calculated to include any “fringe benefits”. Fringe benefits include things such as employer-paid health insurance, vehicle allowances, and room and board. If you received any fringe benefits from your employer, make sure those amounts are calculated in your average weekly wage in your worker’s comp settlement.
Did you know under the current Worker’s Compensation guidelines you are entitled to a “one-time change” in doctors? If you are unhappy with the care your authorized treating physician is providing to you, you can ask for a new doctor. However, use this one-time change wisely! If your new doctor is worse than the first,[ ]