Florida workers rely on the safety net of workers’ compensation to protect them in case of injury or illness. However, navigating this complex system can be daunting, and potential pitfalls hinder individuals from receiving the benefits they’re entitled to.
At Flaxman Law Group, we’ve put together this review of some of the most prevalent challenges faced by workers in Florida. If you find yourself facing any of the following challenges or any problems getting your benefits, contact Flaxman Law Group for a free case review with a workers’ compensation attorney in our Hollywood, Homestead, or Miami offices.
One of the most common obstacles that workers encounter is a delay in reporting workplace injuries or illnesses. Some employees hesitate to report their condition immediately, fearing repercussions from employers. In some cases, workers are unaware that Florida has strict deadlines on filing claims. If you wait, you could lose your opportunity to get benefits.
Insufficient Medical Evidence
Insurance companies often scrutinize medical records, looking for inconsistencies they can use to deny or reduce benefits. Additionally, choosing the wrong healthcare provider can lead to biased assessments that may harm your case.
If your employer or their insurance provider is alleging you’re not seriously injured, is downplaying your injuries, or if you predict you may encounter problems proving your injuries, contact Flaxman Law Group. We will work to ensure that your medical documentation is thorough and supports your claim, leaving no room for ambiguity or misinterpretation.
Denial of Claims
Insurance companies may deny claims for various reasons, ranging from minor technicalities to complex disputes over the cause of the injury. A denied claim can leave you feeling defeated, uncertain about the next steps to take. It can also leave you in a difficult financial position, without income to pay your bills and with rising medical costs.
At Flaxman Law Group, our skilled attorneys have a deep understanding of the tactics used by insurance companies to deny claims. In fact, Charles Flaxman worked in the insurance industry for ten years before dedicating himself to the law. He understands exactly how insurance companies work to deny claims and he can use that personal experience to seek fair compensation for you.
Our team works to assess the reason for denial and works diligently to appeal the decision or pursue alternative avenues for obtaining compensation.
If you have a pre-existing medical condition, insurance companies may attempt to minimize their responsibility by arguing that your injury is related to that pre-existing condition, rather than a work-related incident.
If you have a pre-existing medical condition, you may want to contact Flaxman Law Group before you even file a claim. We can work to gather evidence to establish the connection between your workplace injury and the exacerbation of your pre-existing condition, so we can pursue the benefits you deserve.
Fear of retaliation or job loss often prevents workers from pursuing legitimate workers’ compensation claims. Some employers may even discourage their employees from filing claims. They may demote employees who file claims or take other retaliatory action, even though this is illegal and in bad faith.
If you think you are facing any retaliation for filing a workers’ comp claim or reporting a work injury, contact Flaxman Law Group. We can explain your rights. If employer pressure arises, we are staunch advocates.
You don’t have to face workers’ comp challenges in Florida alone. Flaxman Law Group is dedicated to guiding you through the process, addressing common problems head-on, and securing benefits.
Our team has more than 60 years of combined experience and we’ve helped employees and injured people across Florida secure over $100 million in court wins and settlements. With offices in Miami, Homestead, and Hollywood, we’re proud to be workers’ compensation attorneys serving the entire South Florida area.
If you’ve been injured at work and are worried about getting your rightful benefits, call Flaxman Law Group at 866-352-9626 to schedule a free, no obligation consultation or contact us online to learn more about how we may be able to help.