Our knowledgeable Florida workers’ compensation attorneys at Carlson Meissner & Hayslett are committed to protecting the rights of all workers and their families in Florida in case of a workplace injury, illness, or fatality. Call us today to explore your legal options for the maximum financial compensation and medical benefits you may be entitled to for your job-related injury.

Workers’ Compensation Medical Benefits in Florida

The US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) entitles every worker to a safe workplace. If you get injured or develop an illness on the job, you can receive medical compensation and other benefits under Florida statutes. Florida's workers’ compensation program primarily focuses on delivering medical care, regardless of fault.

Your employer is responsible for providing workers’ compensation medical benefits, including:

  • Medical care (surgery supplies, hospitalization, doctor and specialist visits, prescriptions, diagnostic and medical tests, prosthesis, among others)
  • Mileage reimbursement for doctor appointments
  • Specialized equipment, including medical devices and a wheelchair

You must arrange your treatment through an authorized healthcare provider your employer provides. This means that you may not be able to secure medical benefits under workers’ compensation if you choose care from your doctor or physician.

Common Issues with Florida Workers’ Compensation Medical Benefits

It’s common for claimants to experience challenges in receiving needed or adequate medical care following an injury. Healthcare providers designated by employers may not provide the level of service you expect. The proven workers’ compensation attorneys at Carlson Meissner & Hayslett can assist you with the following common problems:

  • You are advised to return to work when you are not
  • You were not asked to get the appropriate medical tests needed for assessing your condition
  • Your physician reports or argues that your injury was not job-related
  • Your healthcare provider did not evaluate or acknowledge your pain and discomfort
  • You were not provided with a necessary specialist referral

It’s vital to have proper medical care if you want to recover from your injuries. This will help you resume work promptly.

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Follow the Rules for Obtaining Medical Care

Under Florida law, you can get covered for injury or illness if you follow all rules exactly:

  • Workers’ compensation law doesn’t guarantee the right to benefits if you see your physician for treatment
  • You need to get examined and receive treatment from an authorized medical provider for the insurance carrier to cover your treatment
  • Your employer will have a list of all authorized medical providers
  • You should seek a medical examination from an acceptable healthcare facility quickly
  • A prompt exam will not only make it easier to treat the injury or medical condition but will also aid in a speedy recovery
  • Your workers’ compensation insurance provider will not be able to claim that an injury caused the medical condition outside of work

Get a Free Case Evaluation from Our Seasoned Workers’ Compensation Attorneys

The compassionate and capable Florida workers’ comp attorneys at Carlson Meissner & Hayslett can help you maximize your medical benefits by providing exceptional legal representation throughout your case. If you get injured or become ill because of workplace conditions, our proven attorneys will not rest until we have secured your rights. Schedule your free and confidential consultation with us today. Call (727) 306-0273 or write to us online.

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