Is There A Specific Time Period To File A Workers Compensation Claim In Florida?
A: Filing a workers’ compensation claim can be overwhelming, especially trying to deal with it while you are injured and in pain. You do have up to 30 days to tell your employer that you were injured, but the first thing you should do is contact a skilled Florida workers’ compensation attorney who will be able to point you in the right direction to get evaluated with the right medical providers.
Your lawyer will also be able to help you complete the correct forms and attach the correct medical proof for the insurance company to review your claim. If the forms and supporting evidence isn’t done correctly, then your request for workers’ compensation can be denied. This is why it is extremely important to have an experienced work injury lawyer involved in your case as these claims can be complicated.
If your claim is denied, you have a right to appeal the decision and file a Petition for Benefits under the Florida workers’ comp law. When you fill out a Petition for Benefits, you have to make sure you are submitting it within the two year filing period; however, there are exceptions to this time frame that your lawyer can discuss with you.
Call an experienced Florida workers’ compensation lawyer at the Law Offices of David Benenfeld at [number type=”1″] or [number type=”1″] today, for a free consultation.
We also have a FREE report that will help educate you and empower you during this difficult time: Hurt on the Job in Florida – What are My Rights?