Workers' Compensation Process in Florida
If you or someone you love has experienced a work-related injury or illness,
you may be able to recover medical benefits and lost wages by filing a
workers' compensation claim. The workers' compensation process can be difficult, and at
times when workers may be recovering from their injuries or struggling
with the burdens they create, the process can quickly become overwhelming.
At Rosenberg & Rosenberg, P.A. our Fort Lauderdale workers' compensation
lawyers will help you through the process step-by-step.
Although every case is unique, there are general timelines and requirements
all injured workers can expect when filing a workers' compensation
claim in Florida.
The general workers' comp process is as follows:
Report Your Injury – Once you are injured at work, or become aware of a work-related
illness, you have
30 days to report the injury or illness to your employer. You will then have two
years to file a claim.
Seek Legal Representation – Speaking with a lawyer early in the process can ensure that you
are prepared for what's ahead, and that you are able to build an effective claim.
Gather Evidence – When first reporting the accident and preparing a claim, you should
work on securing evidence and information about the nature of your accident
and injury. This includes information from witnesses and authorized medical
professionals who treat your injury or illness.
Independent Medical Examination – You must submit to an independent medical examination to determine
the nature of injury or illness. Your
benefits will be based on the severity of your injury – such as whether it
is temporary or permanent.
Claim Decision – If you claim is approved, you should receive your benefits within 21 days
of reporting your injury. If it is denied, you may be able to file an appeal.
Our legal team will thoroughly explain each step of the process according
to your personal situation. We will also ensure your claim is supported
by clear medical evidence so that you have the best chances of obtaining
the benefits you need. If you or your loved one has been denied workers'
comp benefits, we may be able to help you file an appeal.
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Our Fort Lauderdale workers' compensation lawyers are passionate about
helping injured workers and families through tough times. To learn more
about your rights, the workers' compensation claim process, and how
Rosenberg & Rosenberg, P.A.can help, call (888) 499-6206 for a FREE