Back in April, I posted my “Tips on Understanding the Statute of Limitations.”  In it, I mention how important it is for Employers to provide the Florida Department of Financial Services pamphlet (located here) that advises injured workers of their rights and explains the statute of limitations, section 440.19; namely that an injured worker must file a Petition for Benefits within two years after the date of accident and must continue seeing a doctor at least once a year. 

If an Employer does not provide this information, an injured worker can claim ignorance and the statute of limitations will not apply.  Now, the First DCA is confirming what many of us legal types assumed was allowed under the law: an Employer/Carrier can put Claimant’s attorney on the stand to testify that he told his client about the statute of limitations.