Receiving just compensation for an on-the-job injury can be an uphill battle
with hardship, bureaucracy and delay. It is a very adversarial process
that can make you feel as if it’s you against the world. Some of
these hurdles could be unfairly denied claims, an employer’s failure
to carry insurance (employer negligence) or delays in the processing of
To overcome these roadblocks, it is essential to find a workers’
compensation lawyer to fight your employer and the insurance company to
get every penny you deserve under the law. Moreover, it is imperative
to stay informed on the procedural requirements of filing a
workers' compensation claim to properly navigate the waters and receive just compensation with
There are many reasons why a workers’ compensation claim can be denied,
but occasionally, it could be the fault of your employer. Sometimes employers
fail to report injures to the company insurance carrier. Despite this
negligence, every individual has the right to file a claim with the insurance
carrier of their employer directly if required.
If you need assistance, you can contact the Florida Employee Assistance
Office at (800) 342-1741 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org with
the particulars of your claim. It’s important to also make sure
that when notifying your employer of an on-the-job injury, you do so within 30 days.
Overcoming the Hurdles
The most complicated hurdle most face when attempting to bring a workers’
compensation claim is being denied compensation. Once a workers’
compensation claim is denied, do not feel defeated. This is only the beginning
of the fight. If your claim is denied for any reason, contact an Orlando
workers’ compensation attorney and request a hearing on your behalf
with the Florida state workers’ compensation board.
If you’ve been injured on the job and denied a workers compensation claim,
call us to speak to a workers’ comp attorney.