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Why Reporting Matters When You are Hurt at Work in Florida

by FranksKoenig NeuweltOct 31, 20180 comments

Why Reporting Matters When You are Hurt at Work in Florida

Reporting a workplace accident is essential to recovering benefits under Florida’s Workers’ Compensation legal system.

When someone is hurt at work they are required by a Florida statute (law) to report the injury to their employer. Reporting includes both advising a supervisor of a workplace injury as well as what body parts were injured. If you do not list all injuries, no matter how small they may seen at first, the workers’ compensation carrier can deny treatment.

Many problems in a Florida workers’ compensation claim originate at the reporting level. Many of our clients tell us how their supervisors fail to include all of the injured body parts they report to them on the accident report, injury report or Notice of Injury.

We also see many instances where body parts become symptomatic, or painful, in the hours or days following the accident and are not included in the initial reporting. Then, when the injured worker seeks care for these body parts, they are told by their doctors or workers’ compensation adjusters that treatment is being denied for failure to report the injured body part at the time of the accident. We also hear how doctor’s offices, walk-in-clinics and even specialists will incorrectly log in information you provide about your injuries.

Consequently, it is essential that the initial reporting is correct. This can be a difficult process, especially when dealing with supervisors who are not interested in listening to your complaints or adjusters who won’t take your calls or return your messages.

Don’t lose out on medical treatment to which you are entitled to under the law. If you or a loved one has been injured or hurt at work, call one of the experienced workers’ compensation attorneys at the Law Offices of Franks, Koenig & Neuwelt today. We have more than 50 years combined experience helping the injured.

Call to speak with one of our attorneys live for a free and confidential consultation. Why wait? Call today. (561) 616-3800

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We have offices in Florida, Georgia and Illinois. 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.

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