Denial of Workers’ Compensation Treatment, The Norm
Most people go to work, do their jobs and never get injured. Those are the fortunate folks that have never had to face the Florida Workers Compensation system outlined in Florida Statutes Chapter 440. The law governing injuries in the workplace creates many roadblocks and pitfalls for the employee to navigate.
Imagine being told you cannot use your doctor whom you have come to trust and who has the best knowledge of you as a patient. Imagine an insurance company staffer determining what type of treatment will or will not be approved and then hiring a team of claim fighters to try and prevent the injured employee from getting medically necessary treatment.
Imagine an injured employee suffering a workplace injury and requiring multiple surgeries and rehabilitation treatment and being told by the law that the victim is at maximum medical improvement because two years have passed since the date of injury.
That’s right, it is not based on what trained medical professionals determine but what the Florida legislature passed in 2003. These scenarios occur every day to workers across this State.
We are familiar with these complex problems and dealing with the workers’ compensation system. If you need help please contact us.
What constitutes a personal injury?
The most common personal injury is an auto accident, but the broad definition encompasses any situation where a person suffers harm due to the negligence of another person or entity. Early identification of a personal injury is important to the legal process. Many serious injuries occur each year involving:
– Auto accidents
– Premises liability accidents such as injuries caused by a slip and fall
– Medical malpractice/nursing home injuries
– Wrongful death
– Work-related accidents
– Animal attacks
– Faulty or malfunctioning products (product liability)