Is there a time limit on when I need to file a workers’ comp claim?
Yes. Injured workers typically need to notify their employer of their injury within 30-45 days of the workplace accident or discovery of a work-related illness or injury. Also, workers only have a certain amount of time to file workers’ comp claims in Florida. This is referred to as the statute of limitations, which is a deadline for filing a claim under workers’ compensation laws.
The statute of limitations in Florida typically give an injured worker two years from the date of the accident or known injury to file a workers’ comp claim for benefits. However, some types of injuries can make things complicated. For example, if an injury develops over time, such as carpel tunnel, the insurance carrier will start the clock from when an employee first took time off to see a doctor or should have known that the injury was caused from their job duties.
Because workers’ comp insurance carriers are not looking out for you, it is always best to have a lawyer on your side to stand up to the insurance company on your behalf and make sure you get all the compensation and benefits you are due.
For help pursuing your workers’ compensation benefits to cover your expenses for your injury and losses, contact the Law Offices of David Benenfeld. You can speak with a knowledgeable South Florida workers’ compensation attorney in a free consultation with no strings attached. Simply dial 866-9 HELP NOW or 866-943-5766 today.