Jenie Mallari-Torres writing for the Florida Record reported that an Orange County woman has filed a lawsuit against Florida Hospital Medical Group, Inc. in the Orange Circuit Court over a disputed workers comp medical bill. She is alleging that Radiology Specialists of Florida is violating collection practices by attempting to collect a bill that was related to an on-the-job injury. The complaint alleges that for the past year, the company has been pursuing collection efforts for a medical bill that is related to a workers comp injury. The medical services were provided after the woman suffered an injury at work while she was employed as a crossing guard. She alleges the company knows that the injuries she was treated for were covered by Florida’s workers’ compensation system.
Medical Bills in a Workers’ Compensation Claim
When you suffer an injury at work, the workers’ compensation laws in Florida provide that your medical bills related to the injury are to be paid by your employer’s workers’ comp insurance carrier. You should not be responsible for the payment of any charges for necessary medical treatments for an on-the-job injury, provided the accident occurred while you were performing duties in the course of your employment. If the accident occurred while you were at lunch or on a break, it can be more difficult to determine if workers comp benefits cover the injury. However, you should always report the accident to your employer and seek the advice of a Boca Raton workers comp attorney.
Appealing a Denial of Workers Comp Benefits
If your employer or its workers’ compensation insurance provider denies your workers comp benefits, you have the right to appeal. In some cases, an insurance company denies a valid claim for reasons that are against the law. Our Boca Raton workers comp lawyers help injured employees appeal denials of workers comp benefits. The appeals process can be complex depending on the circumstances of your case. Therefore, we urge you to consult with one of our attorneys as soon as possible so we can begin working on your claim. An injured employee has the right to receive medical care after an accident at work. The employee may also be entitled to receive other workers comp benefits. While an employee has the legal right to these benefits under Florida’s workers’ compensation laws, the process is not always easy as it should be. An injured employee should not need to fight for medical treatment and other benefits, but unfortunately, that is often the case as insurance companies seek to limit the amount of money they must pay for claims. We are dedicated to helping injured workers fight for what they deserve!
Fight for Your Right to Receive Workers Comp Benefits
The Florida workers’ comp lawyers of The Broderick Law Firm, P.L. aggressively fight for your right to receive the benefits you deserve. It is our goal to see that you receive each and every benefit afforded to you by law when you suffer a workplace injury or illness. Contact our office today 1-800-333-3903 to schedule a free workers comp consultation with an experienced, compassionate attorney. We represent individuals in West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale & Miami, FL.