Can I Qualify for Benefits If My First Responder Workers’ Comp Case Is Denied?

Watch this video to answer this question: “Can I qualify for benefits if my first responder workers’ comp case is denied?” Then, call our office in Florida.

Question:

If my first responder workers’ comp case is denied, do I qualify for any benefits while my case is being denied?

Answer:

Can I Qualify for Benefits If My First Responder Workers' Comp Case Is Denied? We were recently speaking to a first responder who explained he had a work-related injury, but the benefits had been denied by the employer and the insurance provider. He asked what he was entitled to in the interim and if there’s an option for him. We explained that we can file a petition and take it to the local judge of compensation claims and hopefully have that denial overturned. Simply because you receive a denial is not the end of your case. It may be the beginning of the litigation side of the case, but benefits may still be available.

When you receive a denial, you may still be able to receive benefits such as unemployment because your employer is saying that the benefits are not work-related. Every case is different, every situation is different, so please call us at Oliver and Fox. We’d be happy to evaluate your case, that denial that you may have received, and whether or not you may be entitled to benefits while we litigate and fight for you.


Have you or a loved one been injured at work as a first responder and have the question “Can I qualify for benefits if my first responder workers’ comp case is denied?” Contact experienced Florida Workers Compensation Attorneys at Oliver & Fox today for a free consultation and case evaluation.

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