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What do employers have to do regarding workers' compensation?

Florida workers will find it beneficial to learn about their rights in case of an accident at some point in the future. No matter what type of job you have, it is in your interests to learn as much as possible about how to get what you need in the event you require support after an accident at work. It can be especially helpful for you to learn about the workers' compensation process.

Workers' compensation insurance coverage exists to help injured workers after a job-related injury or occupational illness. These benefits can include everything from recovery of some of your lost wages to coverage of your medical expenses. You may want to learn about what to expect from the claims process, particularly what you can expect from your employer.

Your boss' job 

One of the most important things you can expect from your employer is to carry the appropriate amount of workers' compensation insurance. Laws require most employers do this, yet some do not adhere to the rules. It can be smart to first find out if your boss has the right type of coverage in case of a work accident. You can also expect the following from your employer as well:

  • Your employer has to inform employees of his or her compliance with workers' compensation laws by placing a notice in a place where everyone will see it.
  • After an accident, your boss should call for emergency medical treatment for people with serious injuries.
  • The employer has the responsibility of making a report about the accident and filing it with the appropriate workers' compensation office and the insurance provider.
  • Your boss has to cooperate with requests from you or the insurance company for additional information about your accident, including information about how the accident impacted your work.

The above list contains just some of the things that employers should do in order to ensure their employees get the financial and physical support they deserve after a workplace accident. 

Where should you start? 

The aftermath of a workplace accident can be overwhelming. It may be appropriate for you to seek a complete evaluation of your case and assessment of your legal options with an attorney experienced in workers' compensation law. Even with a serious injury and valid claim, it is not always easy to get the full amount of support you deserve. You do not have to walk through this process by yourself.

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