So you need to file a workers’ compensation claim; where do you begin? How long do you have to file a claim? What if my claim is denied? Do I have all of the information needed to submit a claim? At Benn, Haro & Isaacs, we are here to answer all of these questions and more.
The first step in filing a workers’ compensation claim is reporting your injury to your Employer. Under Florida law, an injured worker generally has thirty (30) days from the date of accident to report their injury to their Employer. In some instances, you have more than thirty (30) days to report your injury if your condition could not be identified without the assistance of a doctor; or if your Employer had “actual knowledge” of your injury.
There is no requirement that the injury be reported in writing; however, it is strongly encouraged that you report your injury in writing if possible. In some instances, the Employer will fail to timely report your injury to their workers’ compensation carrier, which will result in further delay.
The skilled attorneys at Benn, Haro & Isaacs have years of experience with South Florida workers’ compensation cases to help you navigate and overcome the obstacles you may come across during the claims process. Our law firm will help guide you through the entire claims process from submitting the claim paperwork to representing you at hearings before a workers’ compensation judge.
Important Steps for Filing Your Workers’ Comp Claim Correctly and On Time
Timely reporting of your accident/injury is crucial to help document your case and all of the necessary elements of a successful claim. The most important elements to document during the workers comp claims process are:
- Personnel Records / Proof of Employment
- Doctor’s Narratives / Notes
- Emergency Room Visit(s) / Hospital Reports
- Rehabilitation Progress Reports
- Medical Bills and Receipts
- Miscellaneous Notes
Call The Workers’ Compensation Firm
The experienced team of attorneys at Benn, Haro & Isaacs will assist you in completing your claim with all of the vital information necessary to get you the compensation you deserve. Call us today for a complimentary evaluation of your compensation claim at 954-324-COMP (2667).