Personal Injury Attorney in Florida Helps Clients with Applying for Workers’ Compensation Benefits
Guiding you through the complicated application process in the Lakeland, Wauchula, Bartow, Haines City, Lake Wales, Winter Haven and Sebring areas
Workers’ compensation benefits are a tremendous help to victims of work-related accidents, but the application process itself can be very confusing to navigate through. Kaylor, Kaylor & Leto, P.A. has extensive experience dealing with workers’ compensation cases. We are prepared to help you with the lengthy application process. We offer comprehensive legal services and guidance to clients throughout the state of Florida.
How to apply for workers’ compensation in Florida
If you are eligible for workers’ compensation payments, here are guidelines to follow after you suffer a work-related injury:
- Seek medical attention — If your injury is an emergency, the most important thing is to seek immediate medical attention. However, if you see your own doctor about it, you might also need to see a doctor approved by your insurance company to back up your claim.
- Report the injury to your employer — File a formal claim of injury with your employer. Your employer should then contact the insurance company about your injury.
- Report the claim yourself, if necessary — If your employer refuses to file a claim on your behalf, you can contact the insurance company yourself about the matter. You have 30 days after the injury, or 30 days after a doctor confirms the injury, to file a claim.
- Document the injury — Take as many photos and collect as much testimony from witnesses as possible regarding the accident. This visual evidence is vital during the claims process and gives you a better chance of the insurance company accepting your claim.
Attorney Nora Leto is ready to help you at any point in this process. If you consult with us immediately after receiving medical attention for your injury, we help guide you through the workers’ compensation application in order to give you the peace of mind you deserve.
Contact an accomplished workers’ compensation attorney for application guidance
If you need legal counsel regarding your workers’ compensation application, call Kaylor, Kaylor & Leto, P.A. at 800.900.7734 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. We have offices in Winter Haven, Lakeland, Sebring and Tampa. We represent clients in Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas, Highlands, Hardee, Osceola, Seminole, Lake and Orange counties.