When you are injured on the job, you probably expect that your employer will help you with your situation. Employees often need a little help getting things started, but not all employers are willing to give their assistance—and that can negatively affect your Florida workers’ compensation. Knowing what to do if this occurs may help your workers’ comp case.
If Your Employer Won’t Report Your Claim
Immediately after employees are hurt on the job, they are supposed to alert their employers. Many of these employers will then contact their insurance carriers about the incident. Sometimes, however, they won’t, which means you’ll need to do it yourself. If not, your accident won’t be recorded, and you likely won’t receive any workers’ comp.
Contacting the Insurance Company
If your employer won’t help you get in contact with the insurance carrier to make a claim, it is your responsibility. Look around your place of employment for a poster that states the workers’ comp insurance information. If you find it, call the carrier and report your accident. If the employer doesn’t have that information available, call the Employees Assistance and Ombudsman office for help.
Hiring a Lawyer
Now, more than ever, you need to protect yourself. Hiring a lawyer to help you with your workers’ compensation may allow you to get more money than you would receive otherwise. The attorney can advise you of your rights and help you with decisions you might need to make. He can also tell you what to do to increase your chances of getting the compensation you deserve.
When your employer fails you, it’s time to get someone else on your side. You need your Florida workers’ compensation, and we want to help you get what is rightly yours.
Contact the law offices of Johnson and Gilbert by calling 800.556.8890 to speak with an experienced attorney who can tell you what you need to know about workers’ comp. You can also request your FREE copy of the book, It’s Not Rocket Science, It’s Workers’ Comp, when you call.