Miami, FL asked in Workers' Compensation for Florida

Q: Workers compensation contract

I got ran over by a garbage truck while working. I was rushed to the hospital and had to stay for one night. I don't remember signing workers compensation contract. If I was drugged up at the hospital and a workers compensation agent comes in and had me sign their papers, do that counts? Am I able to get out of their contracts?

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1 Lawyer Answer
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing

A: You need to contact a member of the Florida Assn for Justice who focusses their practice on Workers Compensation issues.

They give free consults.

Note if the situation is vehicle related, in some states vehicle insurance medical payments can cover the portion of your wages comp doesn't cover. In Pennsylvania it's called "wrap around wage loss." However, Florida has it's own laws, and state law governs workers comp & auto insurance.

All the best for a good recovery.

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