Georgia and Florida Workers Compensation
If you are injured during the course and scope of your work then you qualify for workers compensation. You can expect to be drug tested by providing a urine sample. Failure to provide the sample or a positive test for controlled substances will damage if not completely destroy your claim. Once injured on the job you will have to see the doctors posted on your employers "panel" of doctors. This "panel" should be posted in a conspicuous location at your work place. If you see doctors outside the system workers compensation does not have to pay those medical bills and your visits outside the system may jeopardize your claim. In addition your health insurance will argue that they will not pay either because your injury should be covered by workers compensation. This system is broken. It favors the employer's insurance company and, without help from a lawyer to fight for your rights, has insurance personnel often dictating your medical care. You are entitled to a percentage of your lost wages after 7 days of missed work because of the injury and you are entitled to have your medical bills paid. There are settlement opportunities available which allow a workers comp carrier to "buy" their way out of any continuing obligation to you. Contact Mr. Rosskopf to help guide you through the Georgia or Florida workers compensation schemes.
At the Law Office of Attorney Erik Rosskopf we represent injured people throughout Georgia and north and central Florida, including people in Atlanta, Savannah, Brunswick, Jacksonville, Atlantic Beach, Jacksonville Beach, Orange Park, Yulee, Callahan, Starke, Palatka, Orlando, Daytona Beach, Gainesville, Melbourne, Tampa, Tallahassee, Lake City, St. Augustine, Miami, Ponte Vedra Beach, Panama City, Duval County, Clay County, Baker County, St. Johns County, Nassau County, Volusia County, Flagler County, Alachua County, Orange County, Columbia County, and Bay County.