Workers’ compensation can be a tricky subject when you are not experienced in litigation. At Wieland, Hilado & DeLattre, one of our greatest assets is our deep understanding for workers’ compensation law. Though you should absolutely consult a workers’ compensation attorney if you have any questions about your case, we can give you some brief tips that may help clear up potential fears and confusion.
Social Security number: You do not have to give your Social Security number to anyone in a workers’ compensation case, including insurance companies, doctors or the hospital. We recommend not sharing your Social Security number whenever possible, as identity theft is an epidemic, especially in Central Florida.
Your rights: Though every case is different, and you should absolutely visit a workers’ compensation attorney, you are generally entitled to have your medical bills and lost wages paid. Note that this is usually only applicable if you are out of work for more than one week.
Settlement: Indeed, most insurance companies allow you to settle your workers’ compensation case. However, again, we highly recommend seeking the guidance of a trusted workers’ compensation attorney.
In the unfortunate case that you or a loved one are injured on the job, you may encounter some unique issues to consider in litigation. Please do not hesitate to contact us to speak with an experienced workers’ compensation attorney at 407-841-7699. For additional resources, keep checking our blog, LIKE us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for more helpful hints and to always be informed about best practices in law.