FAQs Workers' Compensation

Yes. You have thirty (30) days to report your accident or injury to your employer, however there are exceptions to this so it is important that you contact an experienced workers compensation attorney.

Your employer must provide all medically necessary treatment. The medical provider, authorized by your employer or the insurance company, will provide the necessary medical care, treatment and prescriptions related to your injury.

It depends. All authorized medical bills should be submitted by the medical provider to your employer’s insurance company for payment. However, once you reach maximum medical improvement you may be required to pay some monies out of pocket.

In most cases, your benefit check, which is paid bi-weekly, will be 66 2/3 percent of your average weekly wage. If you were injured after October 1, 2003, your average weekly wage is calculated using wages earned 13 weeks prior to our injury, not counting the week in which you were injured.

You can expect your first check within twenty-one (21) days after you report the injury to your employer.

Yes. However, you should expect an offset in your workers’ compensation check to be applied because the law requires that social security and workers’ compensation benefits combined may not exceed 80 percent of your average weekly wage earned before your injury.

Contact Thomas & Pearl immediately and speak with an experienced Florida workers compensation attorney who can evaluate your case and determine the appropriate course of legal action aimed at maximizing your monetary recovery.