If you’ve been injured at work in Florida, you may be entitled to receive benefits from workers’ compensation. Workers’ compensation is a type of no-fault insurance that most employers in Florida are expected to pay for their employees.
If you’re injured at work or get ill because of your job, workers’ comp benefits can cover medical care, wage replacement, and other benefits. However, getting the benefits you deserve isn’t always easy. Hard-working employees from Miami, Hollywood, and other communities across South Florida come to Flaxman Law Group because they face challenges such as:
- Denial or delay of their claims
- Disputes over the extent or cause of the workplace injury
- Reduced or terminated benefits before they are fully recovered
- Benefits that don’t cover the costs the worker faces after their injury
- Retaliation or discrimination by their employer for filing a claim
We wish we could tell you none of these issues will happen to you, but it’s an unfortunate reality that many employees face challenges when seeking workers’ comp benefits.
Before you run into these challenges, you may want to contact a Florida workers’ compensation claims attorney at Flaxman Law Group. Contact us soon after your injury, before you make any decisions about your situation, and we can review your case and explain how you can seek fair compensation for your injuries.
What to Do After a Workplace Injury in Florida
The steps you take after an occupational illness diagnosis or work injury can help you get fair compensation. Here’s what you’ll want to do:
- Get emergency medical attention. If the injury is serious or life-threatening, call 911 to get immediate medical help, or have someone at work call 911 for you.
- Report the injury. Report your injury or illness to your employer, manager, or supervisor, ideally in writing. While you have 90 days to report, the sooner you report the injury the better.
- Seek medical attention. Your employer or their insurer may have a list of authorized doctors you must see for your initial treatment. Select a physician from this list and see them.
- Keep good documentation. Take photos of your injury and where the injury happened, if you can. Take down notes about every medical appointment you have for your injury and keep all receipts.
- Consult with an attorney. If you feel your insurance-approved doctor is dismissive of your symptoms, if you’re not getting benefits, or if you just want to seek the fairest compensation you can, consult with a Florida worker injury claims attorney. Your attorney works in your best interest. They can complete paperwork, negotiate with insurers, gather evidence of your injuries, appeal a workers’ comp Notice of Denial, and take other actions to pursue compensation for you.
If you need a workers’ comp claims attorney in Florida, don’t wait. The sooner you start working with an attorney, the sooner your attorney can start gathering evidence and can start showing your employer’s insurer that you will pursue fair compensation.
With Flaxman Law Group, it costs nothing to get a case evaluation and to find out whether you have a claim. Just contact us, 24/7/365 at 866-352-9626 to speak to a live person who can schedule your free, no obligation consultation with an attorney. You can also contact us online or email attorney Charles Flaxman directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.