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Workers’ Compensation Law
It is an unfortunate fact that many workers in the North Florida, South Georgia region will be come injured, disabled, or even die in work
related incidents. The Florida Workers’ Compensation system was established to help injured employees and their families overcome
the financial hardships that on the job injuries can cause. If you are the victim of a workplace accident, or one that happened outside of
the office but during work hours, the first thing you must do is get the immediate medical attention you need. At the same time or as soon
as possible, you need to notify your employer of the accident.
Florida Workers’ Compensation Overview
Under Florida's workers' compensation laws, an injured worker is generally entitled to one of two types of work compensation benefits.
First, the injured worker can seek the recovery of payments for medically necessary remedial treatments, general care, and attendance,
to include prescribed medications and any medical devices ordered by the work-comp doctor.
The second category of workers' compensation benefits includes payment of money and indemnity benefits for reparation of a work-
related disability. Payments for workers' compensation benefits do not include compensation for the victim's pain and suffering, loss of
enjoyment of life, or similar personal damages.
Acting in a timely manner to report all injuries sustained in a work accident is very important when seeking recovery for medical
expenses, on-going coverage or disability benefits. A workers' compensation claim must be filed within two years from the date of the
employee's accidental injuries and one year from the date of the injured worker's last payment for authorized medical treatments. If an
injured worker obtains a lump-sum settlement, the worker then assumes responsibility for all future medical expenses related to his or
her job-related accident or illness.
If you are injured on the job
If you are injured on the job, it is important for you to report the accident to your employer as soon as possible. Timely notification to the
appropriate persons must occur within 30 days of the accident or your workers' compensation claim will be denied. No later than seven
days after your employer learns of your work-related injuries, he or she must in-turn notify the company's work-comp insurance carrier of
your job-related accident or illness.
Should your employer fail to report your injury claim, you can notify the appropriate government agency and ask for free legal assistance.
This would also be an opportune time for you to seek the advice of an experienced workers' compensation attorney to determine the
best legal actions for your case.
Learn more about how to report an on the job injury in Florida
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I am attorney L. Jack Gibney and I have been serving the needs of Florida and Georgia workers' compensation
clients since 1988. At Gibney Law i feel your pain. The prospect of lost wages, worries about the impact the
accident or injury will have on your family, and confusion about how to go about accessing benefits that you
may be entitled to is very overwhelming. Gibney Law is here for you. If you are a victim of a work related injury
or accident, your first call should be to a doctor for treatment, your second call should be to me. I will guide you
through the complex maze that is Workers' Compensation and aggressively help you to obtain any benefits
due you. My reputation as a hard driving, knowledgeable, compassionate lawyer will work in your favor.
Together with my staff, I offer my clients:
•Answers to questions - I patiently provide you with a full understanding of the case, including the legal
challenges involved, any risks, and exactly what I’m going to do to help you.'
•Aggressive representation - I understand the financial and emotional challenges you face as a result of
your accident. I take your case seriously and prepare the most compelling case within my power. I make sure
you are fully aware of all the risks and benefits associated with your case so you can make the best informed
•Access to qualified, professional medical specialists - If a workers' compensation insurance company
has denied your medical treatment, I will fight to get the treatment approved.
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