Helping You Preserve Your Rights
If you have been injured on the job, you may be eligible for certain benefits under Florida’s workers’ compensation laws. At Walborsky Bradley & Fleming, PLLC, we help injured workers in Panama City, Pace and Pensacola. Our attorneys can sit down with you and explain how the current laws apply to your situation. We can also help you prepare and submit your claim.
Q. When Should I Report The Accident To My Employer?
It is best to tell your employer right away if you have suffered an injury in the workplace, as the time is limited.
Q. What Does The Employer Do With That Information?
After you report the accident, your employer needs to inform the insurance company. Once this is completed, you should receive a brochure that provides you with more information. If your employer does not report it to the insurance company, you can do so yourself.
Q. What Benefits Will I Receive?
Generally, workers’ compensation covers all necessary medical treatment and medication that your injury requires. If you miss more than the number of workdays specified by state law, you will receive payment for a portion of this lost time. In the event that you have suffered an injury that leaves you partially or permanently disabled, you may be entitled to additional benefits.
Q. Can I Be Fired For Filing A Claim?
It is illegal for your employer to fire you for either filing a claim, or being unable to work due to an on-the-job injury.
Q. What If I Cannot Return To The Same Type Of Work?
According to Florida law, you should be provided with services to help train you to return to work. This may include transferable skills analysis, vocational counseling, formal retraining and on-the-job training.
Q. What If My Claim Was Denied?
You have the right to file an appeal with the Division of Administrative Hearings. This will provide you with the opportunity to present evidence that backs up the legitimacy of your claim.