The Florida Statutes section on Worker’s Compensation law is clear on the importance of giving honest answers regarding information related to your identity, injury, and employment. Florida Statutes 440.105(4)(b)1 states that “It shall be unlawful for any person to knowingly make, or cause to be made, any false, fraudulent, or misleading oral or written statement for the purpose of obtaining or denying any benefit or payment under this chapter.” The statute goes on to explain that a violation of this provision is insurance fraud, which is punishable as a felony.
What does that mean for injured workers? It underlines the importance of seeking representation in your Worker’s Compensation claim. Some injured workers may be unsure how to respond to questions from the insurance company when, for instance, they used a false social security number on their employment application. A skilled Worker’s Compensation attorney will help guide you through the insurance process, and ensure that these sometimes difficult questions can be answered as clearly and accurately as possible, while protecting your rights. Call the experienced attorneys at Lancaster & Eure today to schedule your free consultation (941) 365-7575.