Workers' Compensation - How long does a case take?
If your employer has not followed Florida state law in regards to your worker’s compensation benefits, you can take legal action against them.
Within 40 days of filing your petition with the court, a mediation date will be set with notice given to all interested parties. This must be scheduled 130 days from the date that your petition was filed. During this time, all parties must file their pre-trial stipulations with the court. You will be provided with a pre-trial hearing date, which the judge must provide you and your attorney with 14 days notice of.
If your case cannot be settled at the pre-trial mediation, the judge must set a trial date within 90 days of the date of the pre-trial mediation.
At the trial, the judge will come to a decision. They will then have 30 days to issue their final order.
In total, a worker’s compensation case can take upwards of 240 days to resolve. It is strongly recommended that you hire an attorney to guide you through this process.
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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 FREE consultation.
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