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Fort Lauderdale Work Injuries

Fort Lauderdale is a Florida city committed to tourism and business. The downtown area of the city has been updated and now features a number of high-rises and architecturally impressive buildings, including Las Olas River House, Barnett Bank Plaza, PNC Center, Las Olas Grand, 110 Tower, Bank of America Plaza, One Financial Plaza, New River Center, One Corporate Center, SunTrust Centre, 101 Tower, Broward Financial Center, One East Broward Boulevard, and SouthTrust Tower.

Things You Need to Know if You are Injured on the Job in Fort Lauderdale
  • It is important to report your injuries right away. Under Section 440.185 of Florida Statutes, if you wait longer than 30 days, your claim may be denied.
  • If you are injured, your employer will report your injuries to the insurance provider and you will be paid benefits, often 66 2/3 percent of your average weekly income as well as approved medical costs.
  • Some things are not covered. In many cases, for example, the first seven days of your disability are not covered.
  • If you are having trouble getting insurance money (because your employer has not reported the injury or for other reasons) you can get assistance through the Employee Assistance Office (EAO) at ((800) 342-1741 or wceao@myfloridacfo.com) or through a personal injury attorney in Fort Lauderdale
  • Even though workers compensation in Fort Lauderdale is meant to prevent lawsuits against employers, you may have a legal claim if a third party was partly liable for your injury. It is important to consult with a personal injury attorney to determine how much compensation you may be eligible for.
  • If you are permanently injured in a way that does not allow you to return to work, you may qualify for reemployment training and other services to find a new type of work. You can find out more by calling the Department of Financial Services at the Bureau of Employee Assistance and Ombudsman Office (EAO) at (800) 342-1741.
  • Your workers compensation claims may be rejected or delayed. If this happens to you, you may want to work with a personal injury attorney in Fort Lauderdale to resolve the issue.
  • Once your claim for medical benefits is settled under workers compensation, you will generally not be able to seek further compensation for those costs. This is the case even if your condition becomes worse or ends up costing more than you anticipated.

Keep in mind that Florida workers compensation and labor laws change frequently, and your specific situation may be more complex than you realize. The best way to understand how the law impacts your injury and your claim is to speak with a personal injury attorney in Fort Lauderdale or your community. A good attorney can review your case and can help you understand exactly what your options are. He or she can ensure that you submit the correct paperwork for the best compensation possible, and can guide you through the process if there are delays or legal issues with your claims process.

If you have been injured on the job and want to ensure that you get the benefits you are qualified for under the law, contact the Flaxman Law Group today to discuss your case with a personal injury attorney. Charles Flaxman of the Flaxman Law Group spent ten years working in the insurance industry, so he uniquely understands how the insurance process works in workers compensation and other cases. You can put his expertise to work for you today. Contact the Flaxman Law Group to discuss your situation with Charles Flaxman or one of the legal professionals on the law firm roster.

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