It is not unusual for employers to find ways out of providing coverage to an injured worker. They often claim the injured person was not even an employee, but an independent contractor for whom the employer is not required to provide workers’ compensation insurance. Insurers have their own arsenal of claims to fire at you to deny your claim. For example, they may argue:
- Your injury did not really occur at work.
- Your injury is not as severe as you claim it is.
- Your medical problems are due to a pre-existing condition, not a work injury.
- You did not properly give notice of your injury.
- You did not file your claim in a timely manner and the statute of limitations has run.
Florida’s worker’s compensation system is designed to prevent the high costs associated with litigating workplace injuries. Even though the state’s worker’s compensation system does not normally entail litigation, an experienced workplace injury attorney is still a great idea for those injured at work. Without a strong advocate who knows the intricacies of Florida workplace injury law, workers seeking benefits risk being taken advantage of by worker’s compensation insurance companies.
If your claim is denied, an attorney can appeal the denial and assist you in providing the necessary evidence required in order to collect for your damages.
Contact the Law Offices of Theodore H. Enfield, P.A.
At the Law Offices of Theodore H. Enfield, P.A., we work diligently to see that you receive all the compensation to which you are legally entitled. We have offices in Hollywood and Boca Raton FL, and serve those in the Hollywood, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton, West Palm Beach, Miami-Dade County, Broward County, and Palm Beach County, Florida areas. Contact our Hollywood Workers Compensation Lawyers us as soon as possible for a free consultation.