How Long Does it Take to Get Workers Comp in Florida?
If you or one of your employees have been injured in a workplace accident and are looking to receive workers’ comp benefits, you may be asking yourself ‘how long is this going to take?’
All too often, the process of getting these important benefits can seem like an eternity. Fortunately for Floridians, the answer isn’t as long – but still not short – as you may think.
In this blog post, we’ll explain step-by-step how it works and give you an idea of just how long it takes to receive workers’ comp in Florida.
After you have reported an injury to your employer, Floridian law dictates that workers’ comp benefits will start flow within 21 days. That’s right – just three short weeks and you’ll be the proud owner of a brand new check!
When Should I File A Workers Compensation Claim?
To ensure your claim is accepted, report it within thirty days – the longer you wait, the less likely you are to have a successful outcome.
Should My Employer Report My Claim?
Filing A Workers Comp Claim
If a workers’ comp payment is delayed, the appeals process may need to be initiated. Unfortunately, this could mean having to take matters into your own hands and presenting your case before a judge in order for it to be resolved quickly.
If you require help with this process however, please don’t hesitate to contact the Employee Assistance Office (EAO). They can be reached by phone at 800-342-1741 or via email at email@example.com – get back on your feet and protect yourself today!
The Employment Assistance Office (EAO) provides no-cost services, including helping you attempt to resolve your issue and filing petitions for benefits when needed – all without hiring an attorney.
For further information, contact us at (800) 342-1741 or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org; we also have District Offices located throughout Florida as well!
If you were injured on the job, your benefit check could be up to two-thirds of what you made during a three month period just before that injury – as long as it doesn’t exceed state limits. This money is often paid out in bi-weekly installments.
Be aware that according to state law, benefits are not paid out for the initial seven days of disablement. However, if your condition remains longer than three weeks and continues into day eight or beyond, then insurance may provide payment for those first few days.
Depending on when the injury occurred, this could be either one or two years from either your last medical treatment or payment of compensation – as outlined by Section 440.19(2) in Florida State Law. Don’t miss out!