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Employee Earning Reports in Workers’ Compensation Claims

In Republic Waste Services v. Ricardo, the First District Court of Appeal reviewed a Judge’s Order wherein the Judge awarded lost wages but denied penalties and interest on those lost wages. The Judge ruled the injured worker failed to submit earnings reports and therefore, the carrier wasn’t late in paying the lost wages. The 1st DCA reversed the Judge, holding the injured worker shall not be penalized for failing to submit the earnings reports when the carrier failed to give the injured worker the forms to complete.

When you’ve suffered an accident, you will typically receive alot of paper work and forms the insurance company wants you to complete. Sometimes the forms are not required you should seek legal advice before returning them but other forms are required. Failure to submit the proper required forms could affect your right to benefits. At The Law Offices of Nicole Hessen, we will meet with you for a free consultation to discuss your rights and responsibilities concerning your workers’ compensation accident. Don’t hesitate – call today.

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