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Coronavirus Changes Some Florida Workers Compensation Processes

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Coronavirus Workers Compensation Claim Attorney

The State of Florida has responded to the COVID-19 pandemic with a number of changes to legal procedures and claims for workers compensation. Understanding the alterations to the legal process can help you to manage your claims process more effectively. Here are some of the most important changes to workers compensation resulting from the coronavirus pandemic.

Mediations to Be Performed by Telephone

The Florida Office of the Judges of Compensation Claims (OJCC) have ordered that all scheduled mediations for workers’ compensation be handled by telephone or video conference. This order will be in place until at least April 30, 2020. Your Coral Springs Workers Compensation Lawyer can provide you with more detailed information on other hearings and appearances. For now, the Tallahassee office for OJCC will remain open and hearings will be held at the discretion of the judges. The Miami and Fort Lauderdale offices of OJCC are closed until further notice. The travel prohibition issued by the governor of Florida has led to numerous continuances for workers compensation within the state. This could result in delays for your claims. In most cases, working with a qualified Coral Springs Workers Compensation Attorney will provide added help in navigating this process successfully and obtaining the financial resources you need.

Managing Coronavirus Workers Compensation Claims

The State of Florida has released a directive instructing that insurance companies must provide workers compensation coverage for first responders and other essential workers who have contracted COVID-19 in the course of their regular duties. Coronavirus workers compensation claims typically fall into the general categories of exposure or occupational injuries. Working with a qualified and knowledgeable Coral Springs workers compensation lawyer is necessary to prove causation for these claims and to obtain the financial compensation needed to manage medical expenses associated with COVID-19 and other occupational injuries and illnesses.

If you need the help of a knowledgeable attorney, Evan M. Ostfeld, Esq. can provide you with the right representation and support for your workers compensation claim. The Law Offices of Evan M. Ostfeld, P.A. has over twenty-seven years of experience and provides a no-obligation case evaluation. Moreover, there are no attorney’s fees and or costs due unless there is a recovery or court award. To learn more about coronavirus workers compensation, contact Evan M. Ostfeld, Esq. today at (866) I-SUE-YOU, (866) 478-3968, (954) 227-7529, (954) 998-0075 text or email us at evan@attorney4life.com. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you.