How To File A Worker’s Comp Claim In Florida

August 12, 2021
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How To Determine If You Are Eligible For Workers’ Comp Benefits In Florida

There are a wide variety of physical and mental injuries and illnesses covered by workers’ compensation, which can provide medical treatment, replacement for lost wages, and other benefits. You are likely eligible for benefits if you have been hurt on the job (or while engaged in work-related activity off-site). You may also be eligible for workers’ compensation in Florida if you are experiencing a new or aggravated health condition related to your job duties.

Your employer should be participating in the state insurance program if any of these circumstances are true:

  • The employer is an agency of state or local government
  • The business has four (4) or more employees, either full- or part-time
  • If in the construction industry, the employer has one (1) or more employees (which includes the owner if he or she works in the business)
  • A farming employer has more than five regular workers (or 12 or more seasonal employees working 30+ days).

How Do I File A Worker’s Comp Claim In Florida?

Step 1: Record the details of the incident

Write down or film the details and scene of the incident. Document the details of the incidents including your and others’ activities leading up to the accident occurring. Keep a detailed record and make multiple copies in case one is lost or damaged.

Step: 2 Take pictures and video of the scene

Camera phones are ubiquitous nowadays so chances are you will have your phone on your person. Record video and take pictures of the scene taking care to capture the cause of the accident such as a fallen container or liquid spill on the floor. These images and videos can assist in your claim so once you’ve taken them it is a good idea to upload to a cloud service in the event your phone is lost, damaged, or stolen you will be able to retrieve the footage.

Step 3: Gather Names and Statements From Eye Witnesses

If anyone else was around to witness the accident be sure to gather their names, contact information, and a witness statement.  This is especially important if you were injured while on the job but not at your office – e.g. a cable repairman who falls off a leader in a customer’s house. Eye witness statements can go a far way in helping your Florida workers’ compensation claim and it may be hard to find said witnesses after the fact so it is paramount that you get their statement and contact info immediately.

Step 4: Seek Medical Treatment For Your Injury

Depending on the severity this might end up being step 1, but in the event that you are able to perform steps 1 and 2, don’t forget to do step 3. Seek medical attention. If it’s a life-threatening injury visit the ER, if not then visit your primary care Physician or Urgent Care facility. Be sure to describe your symptoms to the doctor and tell them what you believe to be the cause of the problem. make sure your doctor compiles a detailed report and obtain a copy for your records.

Step 5: Report the incident to your employer

Florida mandates that you must report a worker’s compensation claim to your employer within 30 days of your injury or within 30 days of the day your doctor informs you are a work-related condition. Even if you do not take days off you should report your injury or symptoms to your employer as soon as you are able to do so.

If your employer does not report your claim to the insurer then you can do so yourself by filling out the insurer’s claim form.

Step 7: Follow up on your Florida worker’s compensation claim

It goes without saying that you have to be your biggest advocate so it is imperative that you follow up on your Florida workers’ comp claim.  Your employer should present you with a “First Report or Illness” form which should be filled out and sent in to your insurance carrier within 7 days. If you don’t get a response from your employer or the insurance carrier you should reach out to them to find out the status of your claim.

Step 8:  Contact Our Pharmacy Network For Your Workers’ Comp Medication

If your doctor prescribes medication for your workers’ compensation injury claim then you should reach out to Our Pharmacy Network to get your prescription filled.

A Pharmacy Network You Can Trust 

As a specialty pharmacy network, we provide medication to individuals who have been injured as a result of an auto accident, slip and fall, personal injury, work-related accident, or first responders involved in the Heart and Lung Bill (FL).  We have years of experience navigating the Workers’ Comp process in Florida. Our knowledgeable staff works closely with lawyers, physicians, and payers to help facilitate the process so you can get the medication you need, quickly and efficiently with no out-of-pocket cost.

We know how overwhelming the process of handling workers’ compensation can be that is why we are here to answer any questions in regards to Workers’ Comp benefits in Florida. Our Pharmacy Network is dedicated to helping injured workers get the benefits they need in order to get back on their feet. Let us handle the logistics and take away any unneeded stress so you can focus on your recovery.

Home Pharmacy Delivery Services 

We know how disruptive an auto accident or work-related injury can be, that is why we are dedicated to our patients and work hard to get them the medications they need so they can get back on the road to recovery. Through our home pharmacy delivery service, we will ship and deliver prescription medication to you, on time and with no out-of-pocket cost. We will ship medication directly to your home or office in the South Florida area.

Our Pharmacy Network is a local Florida-based workers comp pharmacy specializing in filling workers comp prescriptions. We will handle all aspects of obtaining workers comp prescriptions including your doctor’s office if refills are needed and even advise you if you need to make an appointment with your physician before they authorize a new refill. At Our Pharmacy Network, we will ensure that medication refills are sent on time, automatically, and accurately. Let us take care of all of the logistics so that you can focus on getting better and resuming your normal routine.

Contact us today at  844.238.9313 or visit our contact page.

 


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