Workplace accidents and injuries occur much more frequently than most employers or employees would like to acknowledge. Whether the accident was preventable or not, sustaining a serious workplace injury can allow the injured to seek compensation by filing a workers compensation claim. Under Florida law, you can be eligible for workers compensation if you cannot work due to an injury while on the job.
Florida Workers Compensation Claim
While certain types of workplace injuries may occur more often than others, nearly all employees can risk sustaining injuries at work, because of this, an injured worker may be eligible for workers compensation benefits. According to the Florida Division of Workers Compensation, the following steps are necessary for a successful workers compensation claim:
You should report your injury as soon as possible, but not later than 30 days after the incident, to your employer
Your employer must report the injury as soon as possible, but not later than seven days, after learning about the incident
You must obtain medical treatment from the medical provider authorized by your employer or the insurance company
A Florida workers compensation attorney can discuss additional required steps with you, as well as the nuances of filing a workers compensation claim in Florida.
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If you or a loved one has been injured at work and need to file a workers compensation claim, contact the experienced workers compensation lawyers at Chuck Geary Law in Stuart. Schedule a free consultation today +1 (772) 288-4357.
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