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Summit Holdings Workers’ Compensation Claims

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If you are injured on the job in Sunrise or elsewhere in South Florida, you may be eligible to obtain workers’ compensation benefits under Florida law. The way the process usually works is that your employer has workers’ compensation coverage through an insurance company, such as Summit Holdings. Initially, you will need to report the injury to your employer within 30 days from the date of the accident, and then your employer will need to report your injury to the insurance company no later than 7 days from receiving your injury report. This is known as the First Report of Injury or Illness. If your claim is disputed by your employer or the insurer, you will need to take steps to resolve the dispute. It may be necessary to begin the grievance process and to appeal any denials of benefits.

Whether you are just beginning the workers’ compensation claims process, or you need assistance negotiating a settlement with Summit Holdings or appealing a denial of benefits, one of our experienced Sunrise workers’ compensation lawyers can help.

What is Summit Holdings?

 If you were injured at work in South Florida, your employer may have a workers’ compensation insurance policy with Summit Holdings. Workers’ compensation insurance coverage is a policy that your employer is likely required to carry, and which can provide any injured employees with medical coverage and lost wage benefits if the employee reports the injury in a timely manner and otherwise is eligible to receive benefits according to Florida law. The way a workers’ compensation insurance policy works is that the employer pays for the policy, and in the event of an employee injury, the employee can be eligible for no-fault benefits through the workers’ compensation insurance coverage. The injured employee does not have to prove that the employer or another party was negligent, and most employees will not be barred from coverage as a result of their own negligence.

Summit Holdings is one of the larger workers’ compensation insurance providers in Florida, and the company has been in business since the late 1970s in Florida. The insurance company is based in Florida, but it has grown and provides coverage across the southeast to employers with policies. The company reports that it has 6,000 insurance agents handling claims for more than 31,000 policyholders in the country.

Summit Holdings Is Not On Your Side 

Many people assume that the insurance company is there to help them, and that they can be upfront and forthcoming with any insurance agents who contact them for information about their claims. Yet it is critical to know that Summit Holdings, along with any other insurance company, is not on the side of a claimant.

Summit and other insurance companies want to do everything possible to minimize their own costs and to find a way to deny benefits. Before you provide any type of statement, you should seek advice from an attorney.

Contact a Sunrise Workers’ Compensation Attorney 

Do you need assistance with your workers’ compensation claim involving Summit Holdings? One of the experienced Sunrise workers’ compensation attorneys at the Law Offices of David M. Benenfeld, P.A. can help.

Source:

leg.state.fl.us/statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&URL=0400-0499/0440/0440ContentsIndex.html

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