Filing a First Responder Workers’ Compensation Claim

If you are filing a first responder workers’ compensation claim in Florida, check out this video for guidance, then call our office in Tampa to get started.

Question:

How long do I have to file a first responder workers’ compensation claim in Florida?

Answer:

Filing a First Responder Workers' Compensation Claim We had a client who reached out to us because he suffered an injury, and he wanted to know how long he had to report that claim. The answer to that question is very complicated in Florida because depending upon when the claim occurred, if treatment was provided or if notification was provided to a supervisor, the answer could vary. In addition, Florida has a requirement that on all compensable claims that you must treat one time per year in order to keep the claim open. Unfortunately, we see oftentimes and individual have a workers’ compensation claim, however those benefits lapse because they do not keep up with their annual treatment.

If you would like to reach out and contact us, we can tell you whether or not you have made a viable claim and, if your treatment has lapsed or if your treatment has not lapsed or even if it has lapsed, look at ways we can help assist you to make sure you’re getting medical care and benefits.


Have you or a loved one been injured at work as a first responder and have questions about filing a first responder workers’ compensation claim? Contact experienced Florida Workers Compensation Attorneys at Oliver & Fox today for a free consultation and case evaluation.

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