Is There Job Security If I File A Florida Workers’ Compensation Claim?
Question: I was injured on the job. Can I lose my job filing a Florida workers’ compensation claim?
Answer: Absolutely not! Florida workers’ compensation law does not allow an employer to fire and employee who files a workers’ compensation claim.
Any time you have been injured in an accident at your work, or have been diagnosed with an illness related to your job, you must report this to your employer.
Once you have reported your injury, illness or disease, your employer has one week to report the accident to their insurance company. You may also report the injury or accident to your employer’s insurance after a week.
It is advisable to contact a Florida worker’s compensation attorney to see what your rights are. Sometimes things are overlooked that a qualified Broward County workers’ compensation lawyer can spot.
Contact the Law Office of David Benenfeld for a free consultation and review of your case. There may be additional compensation that you can receive after a thorough review.