Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Aggressively Pursuing Benefits For Injured Workers
How long after an accident do I have to report it to my employer?
Florida Statutes Section 440.185 says you should report it as soon as possible but no later than thirty (30) days, or your claim may be denied.
What Should I Do When I’m Injured on the Job?
To ensure you receive the most workers' compensation benefits for your injuries:
- Seek emergency treatment if necessary
- Report your injury to your boss immediately or as soon as you can
- Florida law requires that you report an injury to your employer within thirty days of it happening
- Choose a physician specified by your employer to ensure they will cover your treatment
How much does it cost?
Workers’ comp lawyers in Clearwater are paid on a contingency fee basis. You don't pay any fees if you don't win any benefits.
Do I have to pay any of my medical bills?
While insurance companies are not required to pay for medical bills for injured workers, they must cover them if a workers' comp denies your claim. This means you won't need to pay your medical bills out of your pocket.
When should my employer report the injury to their insurance company?
Your employer should report the injury immediately within seven days of their knowledge. The insurance company must send you an informational brochure within three days of receiving notice from your employer.
What can I do if my employer will not report my injury to the insurance company?
You have the right to report the injury. If you need assistance, contact the Employee Assistance Office (EAO) at (800) 342-1741 or e-mail [email protected]
What is the time limit for filing a petition for benefits?
Generally, there is a two-year period to file a Petition.