WC (Worker’s Compensation) – our office accepts all cases. Our office will verify all information with the adjuster prior to the patient’s appointment.
There are several steps you need to take to properly report your injury and start the workers’ compensation claims process.
- First, report your injury or illness to your employer as soon as possible. You must report your workplace accident or illness to your employer within 30 days or your claim may be denied.
- Second, see the doctor immediately to start documenting your claim. Your employer should give you information about authorized medical professionals you can see in order to seek treatment for your injury or illness. Tell the doctor that your injury is work related, and know that the doctor should submit medical bills pertaining to the injury to your employer’s insurance company for payment.
- Third, be on the lookout for information from the workers’ compensation insurance company. Once you report your injury, your employer has seven days to contact the workers’ compensation insurer about your claim. The insurance company then has three days to send you information about your rights and responsibilities. The state Division of Workers’ Compensation also has that information available on its website in English and in Spanish.
- If your employer refuses to report the workplace accident injury or illness, contact Florida’s Employee Assistance Office at 1-800-342-1741, or contact an experienced Florida workers’ compensation attorney for help pursuing your claim.