During these trying times, we remain open, and are ready and able to sign up new clients while fighting for the rights of our current clients. In order to help protect the health of our potential clients, current clients, and staff, we are actively utilizing video teleconferencing and e-sign digital signatures, in addition to phone and email.

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Rules for Surviving Florida’s Workers’ Compensation Law

Rule #1: Immediately report, to your supervisor, any OTJ accidents or exposures to harmful liquids, gases, and/or other substances.

Rule #2: Be truthful when discussing the events that caused your injuries, the extent of your injuries, and any prior similar injuries/conditions. This is particularly important when dealing with authorized WC doctors.

Rule #3: Be compliant with the doctor’s treatment plan and share with your employer, as soon as possible, any doctor ordered restrictions associated with RTW.

Rule #4: Remember to not exceed the doctor’s restrictions, whether at work or at home, even when asked to by your employer.

Rule #5: Always assume you are under surveillance so on those days you might feel somewhat better do not push yourself.

Rule #6: The E/C is not your friend. They view your situation as a business expense. This is not to say they are out to get you but their primary purpose is to make/ keep their money.

Rule #7: If asked by the E/C to give a written statement and/ or recorded statement respectfully decline and advise you will do so upon the advice of legal counsel.

Rule #8:  You wouldn’t hire a foot doctor for brain surgery so don’t hire an attorney when you can hire a Board Certified Workers’ Compensation Attorney.

Author: L. Anzalone Esq. BCS (Burnetti, P.A)