Failing to Report a Work Injury On Time

Watch this video about first responder workers’ comp claims being denied for failing to report a work injury on time. Then, call our Florida office.

Question:

Can my first responder workers’ comp claim be denied if I do not report the injury in time?

Answer:

Failing to Report a Work Injury On Time We had a client who injured his back in a fire call. He thought that it was not a big deal and kind of shrugged it off. In his follow-up, however, he realized he had more significant injuries. Unfortunately, he did not initially report his injury or the tweak to his back and, as result of not reporting the tweak, the carrier denied his claim for untimely notice. It is important in Florida when you receive an injury or incur an injury that you timely report that to you supervisor contemporaneous with the event.

If you’ve suffered an injury, you’ve reported that to your supervisor, and no action has been taken, we can help you. If you would like to contact our office, we can make sure that benefits are provided. If you fail to timely report the injury and are seeking treatment, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.


Have you or a loved one been injured at work as a first responder and have questions about failing to report a work injury on time? Contact experienced Florida Workers Compensation Attorneys at Oliver & Fox today for a free consultation and case evaluation.

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