Ocala, FL asked in Employment Law, Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for Florida

Q: Is there a time frame in which an employer has to send an injured worker to be seen by a doctor?

I was injured on june 9th and was finally sent to a doctor on june 14th

2 Lawyer Answers
Domenic J. Celeste
Domenic J. Celeste
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  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • West Palm Beach, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Unfortunately, there is no specific timeframe to be sent to a doctor. 5 days after the date of accident may seem like a long time, but I've seen way longer. Delays in medical care are typical under work comp, even though the Statute says your benefits should be provided quick and efficiently, which is why I'd highly recommend that you speak to an attorney licensed to practice law in Florida and who regularly handles workers' compensation cases to protect your rights and get you the benefits to which you're entitled.

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Adam David Rieth
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Adam David Rieth
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  • Tampa, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: You should contact an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible. It depends on if this injury will be approached from a workers' compensation case v. personal injury case v. both. In short, you need to provide more information to an experienced attorney for complete analysis.

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