You should always report an on-the-job injury as soon as possible, but sometimes it is impossible to report an injury immediately. Under Florida Worker’s Compensation law, you are required to report the injury within 30 days after the accident occurs. Be sure to make a note of the date, time, and the person to whom you reported your injury.
Unlike many other types of injury cases, a Worker’s Compensation case has a statute of limitations that extends based upon your treatment. As long as you are examined by an authorized medical provider once every 365 days, your case remains open. It is important to see an authorized worker’s compensation medical provider more often, such as once every six months, so that your time does not expire.
Many other issues may also affect the statute of limitations on your worker’s compensation case. You should discuss the details of your case with and experienced attorney so that you know your rights and resources.
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