Florida, just like every other state, has very specific laws concerning on-the-job injuries. If you or a loved one has been injured at work, then you are most likely entitled to Florida workers’ compensation benefits. The attorneys at The Cochran Firm South Florida have been handling workers’ compensation cases for many years, and we know Florida law inside and out.
When you are injured, the injury must be reported within a timely manner to the Florida Division of Workers’ Compensation. The Florida Division of Workers’ Compensation will make a report to your employer’s insurance carrier. The carrier then has a short period of time, usually ten to thirty days, to decide if the claim is valid. If your claim is accepted, the doctor’s fees and any disability payments are paid according to a fee schedule.
If you are temporarily unable to work due to the injury, you’ll begin receiving checks to cover your wage loss within 15 days from your injury after your claim has been approved. Your employer will notify the insurance company to discontinue the wage-replacement checks as soon as you recover and return to work.
Many people who apply on their own are denied workers’ compensation benefits the first time they apply. If you are denied benefits, you can appeal the decision, but this takes the help of a skilled workers’ compensation lawyer. The Cochran Firm South Florida can help you through the appeals process to increase your likelihood of receiving the benefits you deserve.
Please contact the experienced workers’ compensation lawyers The Cochran Firm South Florida today to schedule your free initial consultation. We serve clients in Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, West Palm, and Ft. Myers, Florida