By Grace Hancock
If you suffered an injury or became sick due to unsafe or unsanitary work conditions, then you would be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. Your dependents would be eligible for the same benefits if you were to, unfortunately, pass away as a result of your work-related injuries or illness.
But what happens after you file a workers’ comp claim? And how long should you expect to wait to hear back from the insurance company?
If you find yourself asking these questions or believe that you may qualify for workers’ compensation benefits, then keep reading. Because here, we take you through the claims process according to Florida law and how you can check on your claim’s status.
The Filing Process
Before you learn how to check the status of your workers’ comp claim, you must first understand the filing process, which we break down in the infographic below:
How To Check the Status of Your Workers’ Comp Claim
Now that you’ve familiarized yourself with the process of filing a workers’ comp claim, you’re ready to learn the next step: checking the status of your claim.
If you want to check the status of your ongoing claim, then call the insurance company directly. Do not contact your employer as they do not take part in the process of your claim and will not be able to give you any information.
When you do speak with the insurance company, make sure to be careful of what you say. The insurance company will be more than likely looking for any excuse to reduce the number of compensation benefits you are paid.
If you are a federal employee, then you can click here to find the forms necessary for filing a claim.
Hancock Injury Attorneys: We’re Here To Help
Proving your workers’ comp claim may be difficult, as you’ll have to prove that your employer acted negligently and that directly caused your injury or illness. For this reason, you may want a workers’ comp lawyer on your side to help you prove your claim.
Although we do not work in workers’ compensation law, we’ll be able to put you in touch with a trusted workers comp lawyer that’ll be able to help navigate you through the legal process.
Even though we don’t practice workers’ comp law, we are a personal injury law firm, so we will be able to provide you with excellent legal representation for your personal injury claim. Contact us online or call us at (813) 915-1110 to schedule your free case consultation today.