Workers’ compensation claims often get denied, but you shouldn’t lose hope, as this is not necessarily the final word for your case. You can settle the dispute through an informal meeting with your employer or insurance company.
Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim Appeal in Florida
After receiving an initial denial, your first step should be to meet with the employer and their insurance company to determine whether you can resolve the issue without court intervention. You can seek assistance from the Employer Assistance and Ombudsman Office (EAO) at no additional cost.
If you cannot resolve the issue, you must submit a Petition for Benefits with the clerk of the Office of the Judges of Compensation Claims (OJCC). You should include the details of the following:
- Your accident
- Wage loss suffered
- Type of injury
- The benefits you seek