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Q: I a case of workmans compensation after a settlement is done and the judge sign the order (June 5th) and give the payor

30 days, by law I should get my check not later than July 5th? Am I right?

Catherine Little Hunt
Catherine Little Hunt answered on Aug 13, 2017

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 »

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Q: I just completed my Workers Comp Mediation 08/3/17 My case favored me from the beginning. When will I receive my check

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 »

Catherine Little Hunt
Catherine Little Hunt answered on Aug 13, 2017

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 »

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Q: I fractured my Ankle 3/16 and received Therapy, I'm having pain in my right leg and thigh they refuse to cover me

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 »

Catherine Little Hunt
Catherine Little Hunt answered on Aug 12, 2017

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 »

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Q: If I accept a settlement for my workers Comp case do I have to forfeit my job?

My job allowed me to return to work then while meeting my lawyer I was told I can't not work for my employer if I agreed to take the settlement

Catherine Little Hunt
Catherine Little Hunt answered on Aug 12, 2017

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 »

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Q: If I work in an office with 12 people does my employer have to offer workers comp?
Catherine Little Hunt
Catherine Little Hunt answered on Aug 12, 2017

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 »

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Q: How do I find out if my workers comp claim us closed if the company no longer exists?

It was about 5-6 years ago that I had a knee injury at work. Now I have a different injury but I can’t be seen unless I have proof. But I don’t know where to start looking.

Catherine Little Hunt
Catherine Little Hunt answered on Aug 12, 2017

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 »

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