Workers Compensation Reporting Requirements

When Should a Work Accident Be Reported?

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When an accident occurs at work, an injured employee has 30 days to report it to their Employer, otherwise the claim will be denied. Even though this is the general rule, there are certain exceptions. Pursuant to Florida Statutes section 440.185, an injured employee has 30 days after the initial manifestation of the injury to report […]

Statute of Limitations in Workers Compensation

The Statute of Limitations in Workers Compensation

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In a Florida Workers Compensation claim, the Statute of Limitations is a provision that limits the time that an injured employee may bring a claim. What this basically means is that an injured employee has two (2) years from the date that the accident took place to pursue a Workers Compensation claim, otherwise the claim is […]

physician referrals in workers compensation

Physician Referrals in Workers Compensation

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In a workers compensation claim, an injured employee is generally authorized to treat with a primary care physician at a clinic selected by the Employer/Carrier as the initial treatment facility if the claim has been accepted as compensable. Throughout the life of a case, the law allows an injured employee to change an authorized physician […]

Judge of Compensation Claims

Issues That Can Be Decided By a Judge

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In a workers compensation case, the Judge of Compensation Claims is granted authority to rule on certain issues that may arise in a case. One common misconception that many injured workers have is that a Judge has the authority to decide how much money should be offered in a settlement. This belief is not correct […]

Workers Compensation Settlement

Is Settlement the Best Option?

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When it comes time to decide whether an injured worker should settle their case or keep it open, it really comes down to whether the employee would rather continue receiving benefits through the workers compensation system or if they would rather receive a lump sum settlement from the Employer and their insurance carrier. There is […]

Maximum Medical Improvement

Maximum Medical Improvement and How it Can Affect Your Case

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When a workers compensation claim is accepted as compensable by the Employer/Carrier, the insurance carrier selects the physician or physicians that an injured employee will treat with. There are many forms of treatment that a physician may recommend throughout the course of treatment. Some of these treatments include medication, physical therapy, injections, and surgery. At […]

workers compensation wage benefits

Different Types of Wage Benefits

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There are a couple of different types of lost wage benefits that an injured worker may be entitled to. The two most common types of wage benefits are temporary total disability benefits (TTD) and temporary partial disability benefits (TPD). In order for an injured worker to be entitled to any lost wage benefits, the claim […]

Workers Compensation Law

Workers Compensation Law

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The Florida workers compensation law is a very complex field of law. When an employee is injured on the job, the employee is entitled to medical and lost wage benefits. The law requires an employee injured at work to report an accident within 30 days from the time that it occurred to their employer. Once the […]