Filing a Florida
Workers’ Compensation Claim

Getting hurt on the job is something no one wants to experience. You may have heard about workers’ compensation, but you might not fully understand what it entails…

Understanding the Workers’ Compensation Process in Florida

Few things are as scary as getting hurt on the job. You may have a vague idea of workers’ compensation, but if you have never had to file a claim, the whole process can be overwhelming.

Common Questions About
Florida Workers’ Compensation

After a workplace injury, it’s normal to feel overwhelmed and frustrated. You probably have a lot of questions. What should you do now? Can your employer fire you?

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Florida Workers Compensation Attorney

If you have been injured at work, you likely qualify for workers’ compensation benefits. Any type of personal injury can be a major setback in your life. Getting hurt at work adds another level of complexity and stress to your injury. What happens if your accident is serious enough to stop you from working? How will you pay the medical bills that keep piling up? What if you never fully recover? This is where Florida Worker Compensation Help Center can help.

Our Florida Workers Compensation Attorneys can help you get the benefits you deserve, and if you have been denied benefits, we can file an appeal on your behalf. Although you don’t necessarily need a lawyer to apply for workers’ compensation benefits, having an experienced attorney on your side from the start increases your chances of getting a positive result. Your lawyer can also help you understand the claims process and answer your questions about what comes next.

Here is a basic outline of the workers’ compensation claims process after a work-related accident.

What You Need to Know about Workers’ Compensation in Florida

Workers’ compensation in Florida is a no-fault system, which means workers are entitled to benefits for on-the-job injuries, even if they were responsible for the accident that led to their injury. Whether you were completely at fault or partially responsible for your accident, you are still eligible to receive benefits.

Under Florida workers’ compensation law, you may be entitled to the following benefits:

  • Medical treatments, including your medical and surgical bills
  • Rehabilitation expenses
  • Cost of prescription drugs and the cost of durable medical equipment
  • A portion of your lost wages
  • Payments for temporary or permanent disability

Families who have lost a loved one in a work-related accident may also be able to receive death benefits under the workers’ compensation system.

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Report Your Injury Right Away

In some cases, workers wait to report their injury to their employer. Some people are worried their employer might be angry about the accident and retaliate by firing them. Under Florida workers’ compensation law, employers are prohibited from firing someone just because he or she filed a workers’ compensation claim.

Delaying your claim can also hurt your chances of getting the benefits you need. Under the law, employers can self-insure against work-related injury claims, or they can purchase workers’ compensation coverage through an insurance company. Insurance companies make money by paying out as little as possible on claims, whether you’re dealing with a homeowners’ insurance company, an auto insurance company, or a workers’ compensation insurance company.

The longer you wait between your accident and the filing of your claim, the greater the likelihood the insurance company will find reasons to deny your claim or pay you less than the full value of your claim. For example, the insurance company may say you were not really that hurt, or it may claim you hurt yourself in an unrelated incident after your work injury.

This is why it’s important to see a doctor as soon as you are injured. If you need emergency treatment, ask someone to call an ambulance, or report to the emergency room on your own if your injuries permit. If you don’t need emergency care, you should report your injury to your employer right away. Your employer and your employer’s workers’ compensation insurer have the right to select your doctor. Once they have selected your doctor, you should see the doctor right away.

Call a Florida Workers’ Compensation Lawyer about Your Case

If you have been hurt on the job, you can’t afford to take chances with your case. Call an experienced Florida workers’ compensation lawyer to discuss your options. Our lawyers will help you determine the next steps in your case, so you can focus on getting better and getting back to the lifestyle you enjoy.

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6 Things Our Florida Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Can Do For You:
  • Tell you whether your injuries are likely to qualify you for Worker’s Compensation.
  • Make sure your claim is filed properly and help you with additional paperwork.
  • Handle any appeals if your workers’ compensation claim is challenged.
  • File a lawsuit, if necessary, and use the courts to get you compensation.
  • Explain all the different types of benefits that may be available to you.
  • Handle every aspect of your workers’ compensation case so you can focus on your health and moving forward with life.

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