When you are hurt on the job, Florida’s workers’ compensation laws provide certain benefits to help you as you heal from your injury. For most injured workers, receiving timely workers comp benefits is vital to surviving financially until they can get back to work full time.
We understand the urgency or your situation, and we want to help. If you are not receiving your workers’ comp benefits in a timely manner, to speak with a West Palm Beach workers’ comp attorney for free.
Why Are My Workers Comp Benefits Late?
There are several reasons why you may not be receiving your benefits. The reason why you are not receiving your benefits may be a problem with the claim’s process. Something as simple as a federal holiday or a simple mistake can cause your benefits to be delayed. Your employer may have made an honest mistake when completing the forms and this has caused a slight delay in getting your benefits started. Claims processors can become overloaded, or a computer error could result in your payment being late.
In honesty, there are many legitimate reasons why your benefits are delayed. However, when you are counting on this money to provide for your needs and your family’s needs, even an honest mistake that delays your payments can be frustrating and stressful.
Of course, the insurance company or your employer may be delaying your payments on purpose. Insurance companies don’t want to let go of their money; therefore, some companies try to find ways to deny or delay a workers’ comp claim. If this is the case, the insurance company can face up to 20 percent in penalties for late workers’ compensation payments.
What Can I Do About Late Workers Comp Benefits?
The good news is that you don’t have to sit around and accept that your payments are late. You can contact the insurance company to inquire about your payments. You have the right to know why your payments are late. However, always treat the person on the other end of the phone with respect and kindness. In most cases, the person answering the telephone will be more likely to help you if you remain calm and you don’t take out your frustration on him or her.
If you don’t get answers from the insurance company or your payments are continuously late, you need to consult with a West Palm Beach workers’ comp attorney. An attorney with experience handling Florida workers’ comp claims can often get to the bottom of the matter and get the matter resolved, so your payments begin arriving on time.
If the attorney cannot resolve the matter, it may be necessary to litigate the matter. When you are facing a complex workers’ comp litigation case, you want someone on your side who has the experience, resources, and skills necessary to get results. Our attorneys fit each of those requirements for a worker’s comp attorney.
Do You Need Help Getting Your Workers Comp Benefits?
If you are not receiving your workers’ comp benefits, we can help. Our West Palm Beach workers’ comp attorneys assist workers in applying for and receiving the workers’ comp benefits they are entitled to receive by law. If you have been hurt at work, call our office for a free consultation with an experienced West Palm Beach workers’ compensation attorney.
Call The Broderick Law Firm, P.L. at 1-800-333-3903 to request a free appointment with an experienced Florida workers comp attorney.