1

Get started today

Schedule Your Free Consultation Today!

Fill out the form and someone from our team will contact you. 

Free Consultation

What are Common Questions About Workers’ Compensation?

Franks, Koenig, & Neuwelt

What are Common Questions About Workers’ Compensation?

Plantation, FL Work Injury Lawyer

What are Common Questions About Workers' CompensationIf you get injured while you are at work, you’re probably not immediately thinking of the correct procedures that need to be taken following your accident. Hopefully, your workplace will have steps in place and someone knowledgeable to help you through the paperwork and make sure you get the proper treatment. However, that’s not always the case, and you may need the assistance of a Plantation, FL work injury lawyer.

In order to be able to collect workers’ compensation benefits from your employer, there are certain criteria that have to be met.

  • You must have been accidentally injured at your place of employment while performing your job or become ill because of your job, such as being exposed to dangerous fumes or asbestos for example
  • There are some workers that are not covered by workers’ compensation — these include independent contractors, agricultural workers or domestic workers

What do you need to know when you suffer from an illness or accident at work?

Report the Illness or Injury

  • Make sure you report every injury or illness that your physician say may be caused by your job. Get everything in writing, as a Plantation, FL work injury lawyer highly recommends.
  • The injury must be documented to your human resource department, your immediate supervisor at the time of the occurrence. Fill out all necessary paperwork. If an insurance adjuster does not follow up with you, contact your employer and inquire as to why you have not heard from them.

Go to the Doctor

  • If the accident requires an ambulance, you won’t have much choice where they take you. If it is a non-emergency, your employer may ask you to use a particular health care facility or doctor. Adhere to their advice to make sure the costs are covered by their workers’ compensation insurance company.
  • Let the healthcare professional know that the accident or injury occurred on the job, as a work injury lawyer in Plantation, FL recommends. That will tell the billing department at the physician’s office know to invoice the workers’ comp insurance company or your employer instead of you.
  • Work with the healthcare professionals to make sure your medical history about the illness or injury is comprehensive and inclusive so that the workers’ compensation benefits cover everything necessary.

Workers’ Compensation and Fault

Even if the accident at work is your fault, you are still covered by workers’ compensation insurance. If you slip and fall at work because there was a puddle on the floor, your claim cannot be denied because you should have known the floor was slippery. In that respect, workers’ compensation is considered to be no-fault insurance.

This does not mean you can file a claim for anything that happens at work. If you get hurt because of blatant stupidity — you are horsing around with coworkers and someone gets hurt for example — there are some states where you will not be able to collect workers’ comp benefits.

Don’t Even Try to Cheat the System

Fraud in the workers’ compensation world is really common. The term for is is malingering. The insurance companies and employers are well aware of this and will do home visits and surveillance to check if you are working for someone else while collecting workers’ comp from them. The penalties for fraud can be severe, including jail time.

If you are having trouble with your workers’ compensation claim, contact and experienced Plantation FL work injury lawyer from the Law Office of Franks, Koenig & Neuwelt as soon as possible.

Contact us today for a free consultation so we can discuss your situtaion.  It is not only important to talk to an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer when you have been hurt on the job, it is also the best way to make sure that you receive proper medical services and lost wages you are entitled to under the law. After all, the Workers’ Compensation law was created to protect you – the employee.

Call 24/7

See what Our Clients Have To Say

Florida’s Most Trusted Workers’ Comp Attorneys

Devin Major
Devin Major
August 9, 2022.
Verified
Best team I had ever working for me I really hope anybody who needs legal advise call them
Gregory Diggs
Gregory Diggs
August 4, 2022.
Verified
I recommend this law firm to anyone with a worker's compensation case. The staff does a great job and they treat you like family. Judd Koenig was my attorney and went the extra mile and then some more securing my a nice settlement of my case.
Cynthia Murray
Cynthia Murray
August 3, 2022.
Verified
Great Attorney thank you Eric Lakind and staff Attentive, friendly, answered ever questions got results when I could not do it myself Cynthia
Naisha Dorvilus
Naisha Dorvilus
August 2, 2022.
Verified
Lisa was my lawyer she asked me questions and was very helpful. She and her team communicated with me about my cause and I'm super happy with her service.i will definitely recommend her and her company
Jaime Ieli
Jaime Ieli
July 29, 2022.
Verified
My husband was hurt and never dealt with an attorney before. He looked up attorneys online & thru the grace of God got Lissa Dorsey as his attorney & she was truly amazing! She was very involved, always returned our phone calls & made the whole process as easy for us as she possibly could while my husband treated with Dr's and started his healing process. I would recommend her to any & everyone without a doubt.
Evelin Hernandez
Evelin Hernandez
July 21, 2022.
Verified
Best law firm in Palm Beach County, Lisa and Kim were the best. I recommend this law firm to everyone.
Tammy Dault
Tammy Dault
July 20, 2022.
Verified
Wasn't sure how it would work with me being in one town and lawyer in another but it all worked out in the end thank you for all your hard work.
Brandon moore
Brandon moore
July 19, 2022.
Verified
Great understanding lawyers! They were great in getting me a fair settlement and quick to respond to any questions I had. Thanks Kim and Lisa!
john heller
john heller
July 12, 2022.
Verified
They were always responsive to my calls did an excellent job of getting everything I needed. When it came time To settle my case Andy and J did an excellent job I’m very happy with the outcome and very happy with this law firm I would highly recommend them!!!!

Get in touch with us

Schedule Your Free Consultation Today!

Remember, the consultation is free, and if you choose The Law Offices of Franks, Koenig & Neuwelt to represent you, you won’t pay for our services unless we win a settlement for you.

Why Choose Us

N

Experience

A combined 100 years of experience in work-related injuries 

N

We know how to fight insurance companies

We make sure you are not taken advantage of, even when powerful insurance companies who are notorious for trying to deny your care.

N

A Passion For Advocacy

Every person on our team has a passion for helping people and fighting for their rights.