Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim in Florida
You went to work last week expecting it to be the same workweek as usual until you were injured in a workplace accident. The injury was not severe enough to require emergency medical treatment; however, you are now experiencing severe pain and limitation of movement. You must act quickly in order to protect your right to receive benefits under Florida’s workers’ compensation laws.
As experienced workers’ compensation lawyers, we can help you file your claim and protect your right to receive benefits and compensation for a workplace injury. Contact our office now to speak with an attorney or to schedule a free consultation.
What Do I Need To Know About Filing a Florida Workers’ Compensation Claim?
Our attorneys will answer all of your workers’ compensation questions during your free consultation; however, some things you should know as begin the process of filing your worker’s compensation claim include:
- Reporting a Workplace Injury – You must report your injury to your employer within 30 days of the accident or injury. Failure to report the injury/accident may result in denial of your claim. Even if you do not believe you are seriously injured, report all injuries and accidents to your employer to protect your right to future benefits.
- See the Right Medical Provider – Your employer or its workers’ compensation insurance carrier will designate a medical provider for you to see. If you go to your family doctor or another physician, you may not be compensated for those medical expenses. If you require emergency medical attention, this will not apply.
- Medical Care Benefits – The primary purpose of workers’ compensation coverage is to ensure that injured workers receive the medical treatment they need for a workplace injury or illness. Medical benefits include but are not limited to payment for hospitalization, surgery, prescriptions, medical providers, medical tests, and specialized medical devices and/or equipment. You may also receive reimbursement for travel expenses to and from medical appointments.
- Wage Replacement Benefits – When you are unable to work due to a workplace injury, the loss of income can substantially affect your ability to provide for your needs and your family’s needs. Workers’ compensation benefits do not replace 100% of your lost income while you are out of work. Temporary Total Disability (TTD) pays you about 66% of your average weekly wage. In some cases, you may be entitled to a higher amount if you are critically injured.
- Other Workers’ Compensation Benefits – You may be entitled to receive additional benefits depending on your situation. Your attorney will discuss these benefits with you during your consultation. It is our goal to get you every benefit you are entitled to receive for your workplace injury.
Do Not Lose Your Right To Receive Workers’ Compensation Benefits – Call Now!
You have the right to receive benefits if you are injured on the job; however, you must file your claim within the time allotted by Florida’s workers’ compensation laws. We can help you file your workers’ compensation claim so that you can focus on what is important — recovering from a workplace injury that is keeping you out of work and preventing you from enjoying your normal activities.
The workers’ compensation lawyers at The Broderick Law Firm, P.L. have the experience, knowledge, and skill you need to protect your right to receive compensation for your workplace injury. Contact our office today to schedule your free consultation.