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    I was injured on April 2nd. I reported it the next day to my boss. I worked for a week with the pain until I couldn't stand it any longer. My last day was April 10th. Then called in to say I need a Dr. What do I do? They did not get back to me. Nor did they get back to me when I faxed them with questions.
    My employer did not file a claim with the insurance Company even after 2 trips to the ER. I filed the claim myself with the carrier (which I didn't even know I could do) on April 28th. They denied my claim. They said I had no witness to the accident.
    My employer sent out a letter to me on the 29th of April stating I had been terminated as of April 10th. Hope this isn't too confusing. The point I guess is.. CAN THEY DO THAT???
    I'm so disgusted with the whole system. It all seems very unfair.

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    Florida Workers Compensation

    Florida statute does not permit the retaliatory termination of persons filing a workers compensation claim. You should contact the state for help: http://www.fldfs.com/wc/faq/faqwrkrs.html#16
    Lillian Connell

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      Thank You Lillian..One more Question

      Thank you for your help. If I decided to file a claim against the employer, Would a workers comp attorney handle this?
      I have an attorney, but communication with me is not their priority. I can't even speak with an attorney when I call them.
      Thanks.

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        Retaliation in Florida

        A workers compensation attorney may be able to assist you. Another type of lawyer that protects employee's rights is an employment and labor law attorney, specializing in represent plaintiff's.
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