If you're hurt on the job, it's a wise choice to look into all the possible benefits you could receive. Workers' compensation covers several types of benefits so that you can recover while receiving compensation and support.
Not everyone realizes how many services and benefits are provided by workers' compensation. Some of them include:
- Temporary total disability
- Indemnity benefits
- Impairment benefits
- Medical treatment
- Reemployment services
It's in your best interests to seek out every benefit you're entitled to. They're there to support you financially and to help retrain you for a new position if you're unable to return to your old job.
What happens if a workers' compensation claim is denied?
If your claim is denied, you have a chance to appeal that decision. Your attorney can help you review the reason for the denial and determine if there is an easy way to prove your injury came from an injury on the job. If the denial is linked to your employer's failure to provide information to the insurance company or because there is not enough medical evidence, you can take steps to make sure that proof reaches the insurance agency.
Your employer is required to report any injury within seven days of the incident. If they don't give you the information you need to call the insurance company or do not report the incident, then you should call the workers' compensation hotline in Florida and speak with your attorney about seeking compensation as soon as possible. Your employer cannot stand in the way of the benefits that you are entitled to.