If you have sustained an injury at work, this is probably a confusing time for you. Your immediate concern is medical attention for your injuries; however, you also have other concerns that must be addressed. One of the major concerns is how to pay for your living expenses if you miss work due to your workplace injury. A workers comp claim can help.
Florida’s workers’ compensation laws exist to address some of the vital concerns of injured workers, such as medical care and temporary income. While the workers’ compensation system in Florida should provide benefits in a timely and smooth fashion, workers must rely on insurance companies to fulfill the provisions of the workers’ comp laws.
Unfortunately, these insurance companies are often more interested in denying claims to save money than paying benefits to injured workers. For this reason, it may be in your best interest to have a Boca Raton workers’ comp attorney working with you on your claim early in your case. In addition to protecting your rights, an attorney can deal with the paperwork and monitor deadlines so that you can focus on the important task of healing after a workplace injury.
What If My Employer and The Insurance Company Are Treating Me Fairly?
Not all employers or insurance companies try to deny or delay workers’ comp claims. Some claims flow through the system without any problems, and the worker receives all the benefits he or she is entitled to by law. This is, of course, how the Florida Legislature intended it to be when they created the workers’ compensation system. If you are not being pressured to return to work before the doctor releases you; you are receiving the temporary income benefits you are entitled to receive; and, you are happy with your doctor and medical care, you may not need to involve a workers’ comp attorney.
However, if your employer is demanding you return to work, you are unhappy with your medical care, the insurance company is delaying your benefits, or any other issue arises, you should contact our office immediately. In addition, if you feel uncomfortable handling your claim or if you feel uneasy about your employer or the insurance company, it is best to get an attorney involved as quickly as possible. The sooner we are involved in the claim, the better we can protect your rights and work to ensure you receive all benefits you are entitled to under Florida’s workers’ comp laws.
Of course, if the insurance company denies your claim, you must act quickly to appeal the decision. This is another good reason to hire a Boca Raton workers’ comp attorney early in your case. If the insurance carrier is dragging its feet, it may be gearing up to a denial of your claim. An attorney can be ready to file an appeal if you have that attorney involved in your case from the beginning.
Call Our Boca Raton Workers Comp Lawyers for A Free Consultation
The attorneys of The Broderick Law Firm, P.L. can help you obtain the benefits you deserve. Contact our office today 1-800-333-3903 to request more information and to schedule your free appointment with an experienced workers’ comp attorney.