Yes, it has been reported that worker’s injuries have declined overall in the United States and while that may be true, that doesn’t discount the hardship and pain caused to those who have been injured.
Florida’s No-Fault Workers’ Compensation
Fortunately Florida does offer rights and protections to those who have suffered a work injury. Florida has what is called a “No-Fault compensation system”. A No-Fault Workers’ Compensation process means that an injured worker does not have to go through the rigorous process of proving that their employers place of business caused there injury. If you were hurt on the job or your activities at work was the cause of your injury, you may be eligible to receive workers’ compensation benefits.
What To Do After Your Work Injury
In Florida, Florida Division of Workers’ Compensation, also known as the DWC, governs all of the workers’ comp claims in the state. Most businesses and employers carry workers’ compensation coverage as a requirement of the law. There are two ways that Workers’ comp coverage works, either the employer self-insures through certification or they obtain a policy for the coverage. If you are injured on the job, you must take the following steps:
- Report your injury to your employer in writing within 30 days
- Get medical care immediately
- Document your injuries
- Document your medical care
Filing A Workers’ Comp Claim
Once you have reported your injury (ies) or illness to your employer, your employer will then begin the process of filing a claim with their insurance carrier. This is done within 10 days of the date that you provided your employer with your work injury report.
Denial Of Your Workers’ Comp Claim
While Florida provides employees with amenable laws that are amongst the fairest in the nation, there is always a possibility that you could get denied. This can be due to a number of factors and that is why it is important to contact an experienced Florida Workers’ Compensation attorney.
Get Help Today
Contact Marshall Adler for help with your Workers’ Compensation case today to learn more about how we can help.