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Understanding the Workers’ Compensation Claim Process

If you suffer from a work-related injury or illness, you may be entitled to make a claim for workers’ compensation. Like other states, Florida has a no-fault approach to such benefits, which cover medical expenses, lost wages and long-term disability. However, while you don’t need to demonstrate negligence or any other wrongdoing by your employer, Read More

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Third-Party Injury Claims and Workers’ Compensation Liens

If you suffered an injury on the job in Florida, you are likely entitled to workers’ compensation. These benefits can help alleviate the economic burden of lost wages and medical expenses associated with your injury. Generally, a worker’s compensation claim is the only avenue for an injured worker to receive compensation. However, in some cases, Read More

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Getting Workers’ Compensation Benefits if You’re Assaulted at Work

Workers’ compensation provides benefits to employees who are injured while working. But workers’ compensation doesn’t just cover injuries from an accident, it may also be available to employees assaulted at work. Being attacked in the workplace is, unfortunately, a reality for some employees. Whether it’s a customer, client, or co-worker who becomes violent, the consequences Read More

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What Can You Do if Your Workers’ Compensation Claim is Denied?

If you have been injured at work in Florida and your workers’ compensation claim has been denied by the employer or carrier, you have a right to appeal the decision. A successful appeal can get you the medical benefits and wage reimbursement you deserve. However, it is important to understand the reasons your claim was Read More

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What to Know About Reporting an Accident That May Get You Workers’ Compensation

The workers’ compensation system is in place to provide medical care and reimbursement of lost wages for employees who become injured or ill due to a job-related accident or workplace condition. There is no need to prove fault in order to qualify for workers’ compensation. However, injured workers must report incidents to their employer as Read More

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The Most Common Injuries Covered by Workers’ Compensation

Workers’ compensation is an insurance program that provides financial and medical assistance to Florida employees who suffer injuries or illnesses resulting from workplace incidents. Workers are susceptible to a wide range of injuries for which workers’ compensation benefits may be available. Working in specific industries may expose you to higher risks and potential dangers. However, Read More

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Compensation for Injuries Suffered in Heavy Machinery Accidents

The heavy equipment used in many occupations presents imminent dangers to workers. Machine-related accidents are more prevalent among construction, factory and warehouse workers. Employees in those sectors are at greater risk of serious injuries resulting in permanent disability or even death. Some of the most common industrial accidents involve these types of heavy machinery: Front-end Read More

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How an Independent Medical Examination Can Affect Your Workers’ Comp Benefits

In Florida workers’ compensation cases, an independent medical examination (IME) may be necessary when there is a medical dispute between the employer/carrier and the injured employee over the major contributing cause of the injuries, the severity of the employee’s condition and the extent of medical care and treatment needed. An IME is not merely a Read More

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Proving Permanent Total Disability in a Florida Workers’ Compensation Claim

Florida law requires most employers to carry workers’ compensation insurance to provide financial benefits to employees who sustain injuries on the job. You may be eligible to receive permanent total disability (PTD) benefits through workers’ compensation if your injuries leave you unable to work. However, qualifying for permanent total disability requires meeting stringent legal standards. Read More

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Recovering Lost Wages Through Workers’ Compensation

Accidents at work can leave you partially or totally disabled and therefore unable to do your job or perhaps any job. Even if you’re able to continue working, physical limitations caused by your work-related injury or illness might restrict your ability to work and limit how much you can earn. Most Florida employees are covered Read More

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