Under Florida law, if an employer has 4 or more workers (whether they are part-time or seasonal), they are required to have workers’ compensation insurance; if it’s in the construction field however, only one employee is necessary. Regretfully under most claims, the workers’ compensation insurance company is allowed to dictate which doctors that an injured employee can treat with.
A Margate man was injured at work during a building demolition where he was hospitalized for life threatening third degree burns. His wife characterized the care and treatment at West Boca Medical Center as amazing. At the time of discharge he was still suffering from burns, neurological, orthopedic and psychological injuries. The hospital’s doctors referred him to several specialists for follow-up treatment including for wound care, plastic surgery, orthopedic treatment and a psychiatrist. Unfortunately, that is when things went awry.
F.C.C.I. was the workers’ compensation carrier of the worker’s employer. It has been alleged that the nurse case manager that they assigned to the gentleman was totally unqualified to deal with his complicated medical scenario. Consequently, the medical providers specifically requested were all denied by F.C.C.I. because they were not in the insurer’s provider network. Instead, F.C.C.I. wanted the man to be treated merely at an unqualified walk-in-clinic. Moreover, it took an extended period of time to approve alternative doctors to address the injured employee’s worsening conditions.
It is claimed that most Florida workers’ compensation insurance companies use the “Three D Strategy of Delay, Deny and Defend” against injured workers. Sometimes, that forces injured employees to use own health insurance (if they even have any), for the purposes of paying their medical treatment and bills. Please note however that there are legal remedies available to stop that practice and make sure the insurance company does the right thing!
Evan M. Ostfeld, Esquire is an aggressive and compassionate Margate Workers’ Compensation Lawyer who can be of immediate help in obtaining medical and or lost wage benefits for those injured on the job. You can arrange for a free no obligation consultation by calling (866) I SUE YOU, (866) 478-3968, (954) 227-7529.
If you were injured at work in Margate or anywhere else in Broward County for that matter, make sure that you report the accident to the employer and request medical treatment right away. After that, call Margate Workers’ Compensation Attorney Evan M. Ostfeld, Esq. to arrange for a case evaluation. For your convenience, it even can be done over the telephone.
Margate Workers’ Compensation Lawyer
Attorney Evan M. Ostfeld, Esq. and his legal team, want to hear your side of the story and will try to answer all of your questions. They’ll advise you about legal alternatives to ensure the best possible outcome for your case. Again, report your injury to the job as soon as possible, request/receive medical treatment, and contact Evan M. Ostfeld, Esquire immediately at (866) I SUE YOU, (866) 478-3968, (954) 227-7529 or firstname.lastname@example.org to know about your legal rights.