How do I appeal a workers' compensation decision?In some situations, the insurance company may refuse your claim and not cover your workplace injury. Sometimes, the claim is accepted but the benefits are much less than what you deserve. If you are faced with this situation, we encourage you to file an appeal and demand the full and fair compensation you deserve.
Why was my workers' comp claim denied?
There are some mistakes that an injured worker can make to cause the claim to be delayed or even denied. Here are some of those instances:
- Injured worker failed to report the injury in a timely manner
- Injured worker failed to file the claim in a timely manner
- The employer is disputing whether the injury occurred while on the job
- The injury was caused by a pre-existing condition
Can I also sue my employer if I already collect workers’ compensation?
Workers’ compensation is an exclusive solution for employees injured on the job. This is a type of insurance that helps employees get the compensation they need and protects employers from lawsuits.
Employers in the state of Florida with four or more employees are required to have workers’ compensation coverage. If your employer unlawfully fails to offer workers’ compensation, however, you can file a lawsuit.
What Does a Workers' Compensation Attorney Do?An experienced workers' compensation attorney can help you file your claim. In addition, they can assist in settling with the insurance company. Overall, their job is to help you get the maximum amount of compensation you deserve.