Actually, it depends on what you agreed to in the documents you signed for settlement. If there is no reference to a time period within which the lump sum settlement is to be paid by the Employer/Carrier, and assuming you are represented by counsel in this settlement, the carrier has 14 days to...Read more »
I received multiple injuries from a fall on a wet floor. i was denied any tx for four months by the carrier. My employer advocated for me to receive treatment. I received five months of PT, chiropractic injections of cortisone. My attorney and I attended mediation. He never said... Read more »
It sounds as though you are not happy with the agreement you made at mediation. There are still documents you will need to sign with the carrier and your attorney, and the judge will still need to approve the attorney fee being payed to your attorney. You need to discuss these concerns with your...Read more »
I started having pain in my leg and thigh, my primary doctor told me it could be from my fall or the the boot I was was wearing, he gave me pain med and cortisone injections that was helping. WC doctors told me it was due to old age and refuse to take e-ray or exam me. I was only examined by his... Read more »
The insurance carrier has the right to accept or deny a workers' compensation claim. If you believe your injury should be covered, then you should seek legal counsel to assist you in filing the necessary legal documents to advance your case to a hearing before a judge of compensation claims. The...Read more »
It sounds like you are represented by counsel, and that is a good thing when attempting to settle a workers' compensation claim. It is quite common for insurance carriers to seek a resignation from employment as condition to settlement. In Florida, neither the carrier nor the injured worker are...Read more »
In order to be more specific in my response to your question, I would need far more information. The law as to how many employees an employer must have before workers' compensation coverage is required in the state of Florida depends on many variables. Such variables include, but are not limited...Read more »
Sorry to hear of your injury. I am not sure what you mean by "proof" and who is denying your ability to be seen by a physician. It is also unclear if your two injuries occurred with the same employer. There is a statute of limitation on workers' compensation in Florida and thus my advice is that...Read more »
Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.
The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.
Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.