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Florida law provides that you have 30 days from the date of the injury to report your accident to management. This report can be either written or verbal. Do not let your employer fool you into believing that you are not entitled to benefits simply because you did not report your accident in written form on the day you were injured.
Workers’ Compensation provides both medical and indemnity benefits. Medical is exactly what is sounds like. All of your authorized medical care should be paid for, this includes prescription medications. Indemnity benefits, if eligible, would compensate you for your missed time from work.
Not legally. Under Florida Statute 440.205, “No employer shall discharge, threaten to discharge, intimidate, or coerce any employee by reason of such employee’s valid claim for compensation or attempt to claim compensation under the Workers’ Compensation Law.” If you are fired solely because you sought a valid claim for Workers’ Compensation benefits, then you may have a separate legal action against your employer in addition to your Workers’ Compensation claim.
Yes. Although your legal status may affect the degree to which you are entitled to some indemnity benefits, you are still entitled to medical benefits. Under no circumstances should you use a fake social security number, especially when seeking medical attention for a work accident. Using a fake social security number at a medical provider after a work accident could be considered fraud and you would lose all entitlement to future medical or indemnity benefits.