Injured workers have an obligation to report any work-related accident within a period of 30 days after they knew, or should have known, an injury while they were working was sustained. In most cases, the sooner a person reports an accident after it occurs, the better. If the employer doesn’t complete the notice of injury form right away, issues could arise.
If you find yourself in this situation, then contacting a workers’ compensation attorney in Florida is best.This legal professional can provide you with invaluable assistance to make sure the notice of injury form is completed and that your claim is established. Another option is for you to contact the insurance company that provides the workers’ compensation coverage for your place of employment and advise them the injury took place. When you contact the insurance carrier, they will complete the notice of injury form if the employer did not do so in a timely fashion.
The Importance of Accurately Reporting Details of the Injury to the Workers’ Compensation Carrier or Employer
You need to make sure the notice of injury form that is submitted includes accurate information, as well as a full summary of all the injuries sustained. It should also include a description of how the incident occurred. If your form doesn’t contain an accurate account of what happened, and how it occurred, it may be difficult (months down the road) to acquire coverage for a certain part of your body if it was not described or included on the original notice of injury form filed.
After you have filed your workers’ compensation injury, your employer will have seven days to notice their insurance carrier. If you don’t believe your employer has established your claim with their insurance carrier, did not list all the injuries you sustained accurately, or if you haven’t heard from the insurance carrier within a period of seven days after reporting your injury, it is going to be important to contact a Florida workers’ compensation attorney.
Finding Help to Report Your Injury in Florida to Receive Workers’ Compensation Benefits
Trying to handle the process of filing for workers’ compensation benefits isn’t something you have to do on your own. An attorney will be able to help you with each step of the process. A summary of the steps included in this claim process include:
1.Notice of injury form completed by your employer. This lets their workers’ compensation carrier know about the claim, and they should respond within a period of seven days.
2.If the above doesn’t happen, you can contact the workers’ compensation carrier directly to have the notice of injury form completed.
3.If neither of the above actions occur, then you need to consult with an attorney right away.
If you need help with your Florida workers’ compensation case, contact the attorneys at Sternberg | Forsythe, P.A. by calling 561-687-5660.