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Common Mistakes Made by First Responders During a Workers’ Comp Case

Check out this video to learn the common mistakes made by first responders during a workers’ comp case in Florida. Then, call our office in Tampa for help.

Question:

What mistakes are often made by first responders during a workers’ compensation case in Florida?

Answer:

Common Mistakes Made by First Responders During a Workers' Comp Case The other day we were speaking to a union leader and we had a very good question posed, and that is, “What are some of the most common mistakes that first responders in Florida make?” We told them that there are several. First and foremost, don’t resign, don’t retire, don’t quit, as this may eliminate eligibility for your benefits, whether it be for your pension and line-of-duty of disability or workers’ compensation. The next is always file a notice of injury. Even if you don’t need medical care at that time, file a notice of injury, put everyone on notice that you had a work-related injury. Failure to do that may not have any immediate effects, but it may prevent you from making a claim in months, years, or towards the end of your career. It can destroy what may be a very good claim, just by failing to file and give your employer notice. Failing to follow the doctor’s recommendations, restrictions, and simply failing to follow up with your claim at least once every year, seeing an authorized doctor.

These are some of the most common mistakes that are made and we say please avoid them at all costs. Even if this is done or you want more information on how to avoid these common mistakes, please call us at Oliver and Fox and we can assist you through your workers’ compensation claim in Florida.


Have you or a loved one been injured at work as a first responder and have questions about common mistakes made by first responders during a workers’ comp case? Contact experienced Florida Workers Compensation Attorneys at Oliver & Fox today for a free consultation and case evaluation.

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