Often times a worker must remain in the hospital or is unable to get out of bed following their injury. Many attorneys will schedule an appointment for you at their office. However, attorney Frank Eidson understands how difficult it can be for an injured worker to get out of the house (or hospital). If you have suffered an injury on the job and can’t get out of bed, Mr. Eidson himself will personally visit you in your home or in the hospital at your convenience. We at the Frank Eidson law firm have been serving Orlando since 1989. We value personal relationships and want you to feel as comfortable as possible during a difficult time.
How long after an accident do I have to report it to my employer?
You should report injuries as soon as possible. However, you must report no later than 30 days after the incident or your claim may be denied.
When should my employer report the injury to their insurance company?
Your employer should also report the injury as soon as possible, but not later than 7 days after their knowledge of the incident. The insurance company must send you an informational brochure within 3 days after receiving notice from your employer. The brochure will explain your rights and responsibilities, as well as provide additional information about the workers’ compensation law.
What can I do if my employer will not report my injury to the insurance company?
You have the right to report the injury to their insurance company. However, if you need assistance, contact the Employee Assistance Office (EAO) at (800) 342-1741 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Will I be paid if I lose time from work?
Under Florida law, you are not paid for the first seven days of disability. However, if you lose time because your disability extends to over 21 days, you may be paid for the first seven days by the insurance company
When will I get my first check?
You should receive the first check within 21 days after reporting your injury to your employer.
If injured on the job, the Frank Eidson law firm is here to answer all of your questions. There are complex statues surrounding workers compensation in Florida and many more questions may arise. As mentioned, Mr. Eidson is an experienced, Orlando attorney who values your case personally and will visit you in your home or at the hospital. Call the Frank Eidson law firm at (407) 245 – 2887 for a free case review.
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If you have been injured in an accident, turn to Frank M. Eidson P.A. Whether your case is a simple collision or a complicated auto wrongful death case, contact personal injury lawyer Frank Eidson today to schedule your free consultation.