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... Read more »
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... Read more »
This can be very frustrating and stressful to deal with during pregnancy. I would encourage you to consult with an experienced lawyer that charges a reasonable fee to work with your wife and her company. My firm has a Florida, Licensed attorney with over 30 years of experience in Business...Read more »
I work for a water well company in Florida, and my job involves a lot of physical work, such as pulling up pumps and moving heavy equipment around all day. After working the other day, I noticed pain in my right shoulder while I was driving back to the shop. It did not become troubling until later... Read more »
If the injury was sustained on the job, it's covered by workers compensation. The procedures for reporting such an injury should be posted at your workplace. Follow them. Simply state that your injury seems to have occurred on the job, and let them sort it out.
Your question is not clear. You never have to undergo surgery. You receive disability wages under chapter 440 when you are not at MMI and unable to work fully or at all, unless you are permanently disabled. Consult a lawyer and protect your rights.
The agreed request was over 4 weeks ago then we were hit by hurricane. They nvr schd me with new doc and scheduled my deposition. I went to deposition. My lawyer put in demand letter and their counter offer was insulting. He asked if I wanted to counter offer back. I said no I want to be seen by... Read more »
First, if you have a lawyer seems that you should be discussing this with your lawyer, as that's the best source for advice. A one time change is suppose to be authorized in 5 days or you can choose your own doctor at the e/c expense, but you may also need the court to award it it the e/c...Read more »
I am awaiting my check from settlement. I understand the Attorney receives the check, waits for it to clear, takes his fee. And later sends my part of the settlement.... How long will this process take. Thank you so much.
He has had surgery where they were unable to fix his shoulder and will now start therapy. It has been a year, workers comp has been very good so far, but as long as he is able to do light duty they will not pay him...
First of all I believe that in a Worker's Compensation claim you should obtain the assistance of an attorney. The attorney will help you look out for your best interest guide you and keep insurance company in check. After signing a release I do not think you would probably have to sign the...Read more »
YES. You have rights which should be protected, and the insurance company, and often times the employer, are looking for ways to cease your benefits, and always on the lookout for something to use to deny benefits, even surveillance of you routinely. You have nothing to lose and everything to...Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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....Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
As long as you were treating through workers comp each year since then you should still have coverage. If the new injury is work related, you need a new claim. Consult a lawyer as soon as possible who has workers comp experience.
That have fallen various times there is a neglect from the proprietor on putting floor mats in the necessary spots. I am a server. He has seen the severity but it seems like he just doesn't care to take the measures to avoid future accidents and I have received treatment through... Read more »
In Florida and other States, a worker's compensation claim can be pursued if the worker is injured during the course and scope of employment. A worker's compensation case can be pursued regardless of the fault (if any) of the employer. There are some restrictions and caps on recovery in...Read more »
Under Florida Worker's Compensation rules and laws, there are restrictions and protocols for getting treatment. If treatment is denied, this may form the basis to pursue a remedy through an attorney against the carrier / employer. Maneuvering through the worker's compensation system can...Read more »
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