What Is the Role of Mediation in Worker Compensation Settlements?

If you were injured on the job, you applied for Worker compensation benefits and your claim was denied, you have the right to contest the denial of benefits.

Once you have been notified that your claim has been denied, you can file a Petition for Benefits with the Florida Department of Administrative Hearings (DOAH). Before the DOAH assigns the case to a judge for a hearing, the parties must attend a mediation to discuss the Petition for Benefits. Read More

Florida Worker Compensation for Occupational Diseases

Under Florida state law, occupational diseases are treated in the same way as workplace accident injuries are treated. If your disease can be proven to be an occupational disease, it is compensable by Worker compensation. Read More

Worker Compensation Medical FAQs

Below you will find a list of some of the most frequently asked medical questions concerning Worker compensation.

Frequently asked medical questions related to Worker compensation in Florida:

Q: Am I required to see a company doctor?

A: If you suffer an injury in the workplace, your employer is required to provide medical treatment through the employer’s insurance carrier. You may not go to your own private doctor because the insurance company must approve the doctor who treats you. Read More

Employees’ Rights in the Worker Compensation Process

The Florida Division of Worker Compensation provides a website that offers Florida Worker comprehensive information about the workers compensation benefits program and Worker rights and responsibilities. Read More

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