Frequently Asked Workers' Compensation Questions

At The Workers' Compensation Trial Group, P.A., we understand the frustration you are facing if you are encountering a difficult issue regarding workers' compensation. It can be a very stressful circumstance to deal with when you are injured or ill, and you will need to have all of your questions answered. Below, we provide answers to frequently asked questions that can serve as a starting point for your understanding of workers' compensation in Florida.

What do I do if my employer and the insurance company have denied my claim for workers' compensation benefits?
You will want to obtain the legal assistance of a knowledgeable Orlando workers' compensation attorney who can help you file an appeal. When you are facing a dispute with your employer regarding workers' compensation or a denied claim, we can help you through the appeal process. Whether your employer has claimed that your injuries occurred outside the workplace or are pre-existing conditions, we can determine the best possible solution for your case.

As an employer, when should I report the employee's injury to the insurance company?
As an employer who is handling a workers' compensation issue with an employee, you should report the injury as soon as possible. You have seven days after becoming aware of his or her injury to file a report. The insurance company is required to send the employee an informational brochure within three days after the employee or employer informs the claims administrator.

What will happen to the employee's job after he or she files a claim for compensation?
Employers are not allowed to fire employees who have filed or have attempted to file a workers' compensation claim. The law offers reemployment services to injured employees to help them return to work. Some of the services include on-the-job training, formal retraining, and transferable skills analysis.

What is the time limit for the filing of a petition for benefits?
Employees have two years to file a petition for workers' compensation. Injured workers only have two years from the date of the accident or date of discovery of the illness. For assistance meeting this time limit, speak with our firm at once. It is advisable to seek medical attention and file a workers' compensation claim as soon as possible.

What are the reasons that a workers' compensation claim can be denied?
Injured parties' workers' compensation claims can be denied for a number of reasons. If the insurance company denies that the injury occurred on the job, the employee did not likely have enough medical evidence to prove the work-related cause of the injury. A claim can also be denied if the insurance company accuses the employee of fraud or misrepresentation. If the injury was from a preexisting condition, the claim can also be denied.

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When you are prepared to take the next step in your case, our Orlando workers' compensation attorneys can answer your specific questions to ensure that you successfully navigate the legal process. We have more than 25 years of combined experience helping our business clients defend against claims as well as helping individuals obtain the compensation they deserve. Our workers' compensation lawyers serve clients in Orange, Volusia, Lake, Seminole, Polk, Osceola, Brevard, and Marion Counties. We can represent you from the start of your case to its conclusion.

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