White Springs, FL asked in Employment Law and Workers' Compensation for Florida

Q: Employer made me get drug test, falsified date of injury, still haven't seen MD or heard from workers comp.

slipped on icy floor in walk-in freezer in late october. twisted leg and ankle. waited to tell boss, thinking it would get better. told bosses during 2nd week of november of injury. they didn't document anything, but made me get a drug test. now the manager is saying if i was really hurt i would've gone to the emergency room the day of the injury, but i can't afford it. i haven't heard from workers comp or seen a doctor. i'm still working with injury. when they finally did document the injury, they falsified the date and said i have to sign it and have a drug test before i can see a doctor. i asked for a copy of the drug test results and was refused by employer. i feel like i'm being jerked around. i need to see a doctor about my injury. do i need an attorney?

1 Lawyer Answer
Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
  • Freeeport, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Yes, the workers compensation law in this state is very complex, so you do need to consult with an attorney, preferably one knowledgeable regarding Chapter 440 of the Florida Statutes.

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