Is your workers’ compensation claim not being taken seriously?

Post on behalf of Thomas J. Ueberschaer PA on Friday October 7, 2016

Most Florida employers do what they can to provide their employees with a safe work environment. Even so, accidents happen, and people often suffer injuries as a result. You may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits, and if your request for them is not being taken seriously or is denied, you should seek help right away.

Lapses in safety protocols can occur at any company and in any industry. Equipment and machinery can be defective or have mechanical issues that are not addressed in a timely manner. Co-workers might not take safety seriously and could cause an accident that injures you due to their negligence. Other dangerous conditions could be ignored or go unnoticed until it is too late as well. If you drive for a living, you could be involved in an accident during the performance of your duties.

Any of these situations and more could lead to you suffering a workplace injury. If you become injured, you should report it as soon as possible. The repercussions to your health could be significant, and your employer and its insurance company need to be put on notice as soon as possible.

Your only concern after suffering an on-the-job injury should be your recovery. Therefore, contacting a Florida attorney to deal with your workers’ compensation claim would more than likely be beneficial. Going through doctor’s visits and evaluations can be daunting enough, but when administrative hearings and dealing with the requests made by an insurance company are added to the mix, the process can quickly become overwhelming. Fortunately, you do not have to go through this stressful and uncertain time alone.

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