What Happens After A Workplace Accident?
If you have suffered a workplace accident, it is important to make sure the following steps are completed in a timely fashion. Our Orlando workers' compensation lawyers can help you through this process and ensure that your rights are protected and all deadlines are met.
- Notify your employer of your injury. Workers' compensation law requires victims to report their injury within 120 days of the incident.
- Your employer must immediately report your injury to their insurer or the person responsible for managing their workers' compensation program.
- Within 21 days from the date your employer receives notification of your injury, the carrier or your employer must accept or deny liability for the injury.
If the claim is denied, the injured worker has three years to file a claim petition. These claims are normally assigned to a workers' compensation judge and a hearing is scheduled. The judge will listen to evidence from both the claimant and the employer before rendering a decision.
Get Help After Your Workplace Accident
The workplace accident lawyers at Michael T. Gibson, P.A. can help if you have been wrongfully denied compensation,are in danger of having your benefits taken away, or are being required by your employer to return to work. Call 407-490-1271 for your free consultation right now.