Under the Florida workers’ compensation laws, an injured worker may be entitled to aide and attendant care. That means, under a physician’s prescription, an injured worker may be entitled to skilled or unskilled assistance with activities of daily living. These typically include, assistance with bathing, dressing, hygiene, etc. For example, an injured worker recovering from shoulder surgery, could have a difficult time putting on a shirt or tying shoes. A nursing or other similar service can be prescribed to assist the injured worker during recovery.
These benefits have been reduced significantly over the years, due to changes in the laws, according to Boca Raton workers’ compensation attorney Randy Zeldin, Esq. Most recently, one Court denied lawn care services to an injured. worker.