Workers' Compensation - Can I get an advance?
In most cases in Florida, workers who have been injured are entitled to an advance payment for up to 2000 dollars even if the insurance company is presently not paying them any benefits. They need to only establish that they have developed a disability from work and are in financial need due to their inability to work. The company is required by law to give you this advance payment.
If the insurance company refuses to grant the advance payment, you must get in contact with a worker’s compensation attorney. Your lawyer will be able to assist you in getting a Judge of Compensation Claims to order the company to provide you with the payment that you are entitled to.
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If you were injured on the job, notify your employer as soon as possible and contact The Hoffman Firm within 30 days of the incident to discuss your case. Your employer or the insurance company should notify you of your rights and provide treatment through a workers’ compensation physician.
Make sure you keep track of any and all documentation you receive during this time. You should document when the accident happened, the type of injury you suffered, who you notified at your place of employment, and when the notification was made.
If you or a family member were injured at work, contact The Hoffman Firm today. Please do not hesitate to call us and schedule a free consultation. There are NO FEES or COSTS unless you win. What are you waiting for? Call us at (305) 940-2307 today for a FREE consultation.
Evan A. Hoffman
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