Filing a Florida Workers’ Compensation Claim
Were you injured on the job?
Florida workers’ compensation is supposed to provide medical care and disability benefits to people injured at their workplace.
Virtually all businesses with four or more employees are required to have workers’ compensation coverage in Florida. If you are injured on the job, it is important to know how to make a claim and what to expect from your employer after you make your claim.
With offices in Gainesville, Florida, the Law Office of Christopher J. Annis, LLC focuses on providing comprehensive and personalized legal service.
How to File Your Workers’ Compensation Claim
Mr. Annis has significant, successful experience in Florida workers’ compensation. Although you don’t need an attorney to file a claim, an attorney can provide valuable assistance once you’ve made your claim.
Consider these factors when you file your workers’ compensation claim:
- Report the accident to your employer or supervisor immediately. It is vital to report your accident within 30 days of its occurrence. Be sure to report an injury to your employer even if you continued to work after being injured.
- Visit the doctor or walk-in clinic as suggested by your employer or their insurance company. If you see a doctor on your own, workers’ comp may not be liable for their bills.
- Your employer must contact their workers’ compensation insurance company within seven days after you report the accident. You will then receive documentation explaining your rights and responsibilities and information on how that particular company handles claims.
- Workers’ compensation is supposed to provide immediate medical care and disability benefits to injured workers. Unfortunately, many workers’ comp claims are delayed or denied. We are very successful at reversing denied claims, but the litigation process can take a long time.
- Workers’ compensation benefits include medical care, disability payments, mileage reimbursement, and extra money for permanent disability. Make sure you are getting all the benefits to which you are entitled.
When you file a Florida Workers’ Comp claim, it is important to report the injury immediately and accurately, honestly communicate with your doctors and the insurance company about your injury, and ensure you are receiving all benefits to which you are entitled.
Get Help with Your Florida Workers’ Compensation Claim
With offices in Gainesville, Florida, the Law Office of Christopher J. Annis, LLC works to ensure you receive the medical care, monetary compensation and other benefits you deserve as a result of your workplace injury.
Call us at 352-264-1910 or contact us online to arrange a consultation.