Naples, FL asked in Workers' Compensation for Florida

Q: Is there a specific amount of time I have to work for a company to receive workers comp? and being ghosted?

My friend told me that you need to work for a company for 90 days before you can be covered by workers comp, I've never heard of this, is it true? I'm a driver and I was injured in a car accident on the job, I suffered four damaged discs, two of which were herniated. I was told from day one they were making a workers comp case for me and I trusted they would do so. It's been 6 weeks and I haven't heard from the company or any workers comp claims rep. I checked how long I had been working there until the accident, it was 89 days, so if my friend is right am I out of luck? Or is that just not true. I've talked to the general manager a few times they don't really answer anything about my case and they just tell me they have no information to give me about it, and they'll let me know if they do, so what do I do if they're just essentially ghosting me and not giving me info?

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Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
  • Freeeport, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: I don't think the 90-day thing is true, but you should consult with a workers comp. attorney.

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