Receiving workers’ compensation benefits in Florida does not cost you a penny. The benefits are provided to employees by employers as required by law. Today, we will take a look at workers’ compensation claims in Florida so that you understand what it involves if you ever need to file a claim for an injury suffered on the job.
It is the responsibility of the employee who has been injured on the job to report the accident to the employer. The report should be made as soon as possible so that the accident can be handled and documented. The benefits paid by your employer will be enough to cover the basic medical treatment required for your injury.
You might not be able to see your primary care physician because the insurance carrier of the plan or your employer might choose the doctor who will evaluate you. This doesn’t happen all the time but it very likely could occur for your situation.
Should you suffer an injury on the job in Florida, you will receive part of the wages you are losing out on as part of the benefits being paid to you. These payments only occur if the doctor says that you will miss work for an extended period.
Be sure to complete all required documents as soon as possible and with the help of your doctor, if necessary. Do not receive any medical treatment from the doctor until the insurance carrier for the plan approves it.
Now that you have a better understanding of workers’ compensation in Florida, you can easily file a claim should you suffer an on-the-job injury. Don’t wait too long as you could pass the statute of limitations.