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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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Workers’ Compensation for Medical Treatment Costs

If you are injured on the job in Florida and are covered by workers’ compensation, your employer’s workers’ comp insurance carrier will be responsible for providing you with reimbursement of the costs of medical treatment for your work-related injury. However, there are limits on the type and extent of treatment that is compensable. Understanding these Read More

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How Do You Become Eligible for Workers’ Compensation?

Florida, like other states, has a workers’ compensation system that requires most employers to carry insurance to provide financial benefits to employees injured on the job. Those benefits include reimbursement for medical treatment and for wages lost due to missing work. If you are employed in Florida, it is essential to make sure you are Read More

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Will COVID-19 Change the Workers’ Compensation System Forever?

Even after the worst part of the coronavirus pandemic subsides, it will likely take many years to assess the ways it has altered American society and culture. Certainly, the effects on employment and the healthcare industry will be significant, so we should expect laws to change to address those changed circumstances. Accordingly, states might be Read More

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Can You Receive Disability Benefits from Workers’ Compensation and Social Security at the Same Time?

If an accident or illness has left you disabled, how can you care for yourself and your family? Depending on the circumstances that led to your condition, you may have several paths toward financial recovery, which you can often use in combination: Personal injury lawsuit — If you were injured due to someone’s wrongful action, Read More

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What Happens to Workers’ Compensation When an Employer Considers You an Independent Contractor?

Employers often misclassify employees as independent contractors to save on payroll expenses and workers’ compensation claims. But if you’ve had your workers’ comp claim denied because your employer insists you’re a contractor, you should know that your employer doesn’t get the last word on this issue. Calling you a contractor is meaningless if the facts Read More

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