FL DWC Posts Employee Notification Letter


Tallahassee, FL (CompNewsNetwork) - The Florida Division of Workers' Compensation published an updated version of the new Employee Notification Letter in two languages: Spanish and English. This notification letter will satisfy the statutory requirement in s.440.185(12), Florida Statutes that the employer or carrier provide the employee with written notice of the availability of the services offered by the Employee Assistance and Ombudsman Office in the form and manner determined by the Department. The notification shall be mailed or hand-delivered to the injured employee within three days after the employer/carrier receives notice of the employee's injury. The form and manner of this notification is being incorporated into Rule 69L-26.004, Florida Administrative Code. The letter entails the following key information:

"Within three (3) days after receiving notice that you have been injured, the workers' compensation insurance carrier will mail you an informational brochure explaining your rights and responsibilities as well as the carrier's obligations. It contains valuable information you need to know about the workers' compensation system. You may have received the informational brochure along with this letter. You can also obtain the brochure by calling us at: 1-800-342-1741 or e-mailing us at wceao@myfloridacfo.com. "

This letter is provided by the Employee Assistance Office of the Division of Workers' Compensation. The Employee Assistance Office of the Division of Workers' Compensation is a state bureau within the Florida Department of Financial Services that provides the following services:

- Serves as a resource for injured workers and employers by providing information about the workers' compensation system.

- Educates and informs injured workers, employers, carriers, health care providers, and managed care arrangements about their responsibilities under the law.

- Provides assistance in avoiding any problems or disputes regarding your claim.

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