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Legal help available for Florida workers' compensation claims

Under Florida law, all construction employers and all other employers with four or more employees must provide workers' compensation coverage to their employees. If one or more of these employees are injured in the course and scope of employment, the employees are eligible for workers' compensation benefits.

What should a covered employee do if they are injured at work? Injured employees should immediately report the injury to their supervisor. The supervisor is supposed to fill out paperwork to begin the claims process. If the supervisor does not do this, the employee should contact the insurance company directly. The contact information should appear on a poster visible to all employees. Employees should look for the poster featuring a picture of a person with a broken arm. Claims should be filed within 30 days of the injury happening.

What benefits might a covered employee receive? Covered employees may get medical treatment for injuries suffered in the course and scope of their employment. Depending on the circumstances, they may also be eligible for part of their lost wages and other benefits.

Injured employees have the option of representing themselves in a workers' compensation case. They also have the option of seeking legal assistance. The Florida workers' compensation lawyers at Vassallo, Bilotta, Friedman & Davis have helped many injured employees with the often complex legal and medical aspects of a workers' compensation case. They have a combined 70 years of experience with advising and helping clients. For more information and to find out about requesting a free consultation, please see the workers' compensation page on their website.

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