Workers’ compensation insurance is designed to protect you when you sustain an injury at work or develop an illness related to your job. However, injured or ill employees’ claims aren’t always approved by the insurance company when they should be. If your claim for workers’ compensation has been denied, you need an experienced attorney on your side to help you fight for the benefits you deserve.
About workers’ compensation in Florida
Most companies in Florida with more than four employees are required to provide workers’ compensation insurance to their employees. These insurance policies offer benefits when an employee is injured on the job or becomes ill as a direct result of his or her employment. When an employee files a workers’ compensation claim and receives an approval, he or she may be entitled to receive compensation for medical costs, temporary wage replacement, disability benefits or death benefits. If the claim is denied, however, the employee receives no benefits.
Unfortunately, many valid claims are not immediately approved. The insurance company is typically able to choose the doctors you see, making it more difficult to validate your injuries and/or prove how much they are affecting your ability to work. Ultimately, the insurance company’s goal is to get you back to work as quickly as possible and with minimal expense. In many cases, this leads to exacerbated injuries, pain, suffering and financial hardship.
Hiring a workers’ compensation attorney
Even if the insurance company doesn’t immediately cooperate, you may still be able to get the benefits you need with the right type of legal assistance. If your workers’ compensation claim has been denied, the best thing to do is to hire an experienced workers’ compensation attorney to help you fight the insurance company. Your workers’ compensation attorney will be your strongest advocate, protecting your rights and fighting aggressively on your behalf every step of the way.
Here at the Law Office of Erik B. Grindal P.A., we know how challenging it can be to fight workers’ compensation insurance companies. We have many years of experience in this practice area, and we can help you build the strongest case possible. Please contact us today to schedule a consultation or to learn more about the services we provide for injured workers.