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Can You Refuse To Take A Drug Test After A Workplace Accident In Florida?

By Kobal Law |

Generally, workers who get hurt on the job are entitled to compensation for their injuries and losses. However, under Florida law, a worker’s intoxication at the time of the workplace accident can jeopardize their claim. For this reason, it is not uncommon for employers to order alcohol or drug testing after their employees report… Read More »

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What To Expect In A Workers’ Compensation Claim

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One thing you should not expect in a workers’ compensation claim is a fair amount of benefits. Since 2013, wages and medical bills have increased significantly. But the wage replacement and medical bill payment benefits have both declined by double digits over this same period, according to a recent study. In other words, the… Read More »

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A Closer Look At Work-Related Hearing Loss

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Partial deafness is by far the most common occupational disease in the United States. Almost 38 million Americans struggle with hearing loss, and in many cases, this hearing loss is work-related. Usually, workers’ compensation benefits are available, even if a pre-existing or non-work-related injury contributed to the hearing loss. These victims must normally prove… Read More »

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How Do You Qualify For Workers’ Compensation?

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Almost all job injury victims qualify for workers’ compensation, thanks to the grand bargain between workers and management. Workers agreed to forego cumbersome and expensive lawsuits if management paid no-fault benefits to injured workers. “No fault” means that even if the worker’s negligence caused the injury, full benefits are available. More on these benefits… Read More »

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GETTING BILLED FOR PRE-AUTHORIZED COMP TREATMENT? IT COULD BE WORTH A QUICK $1,000 OR MORE!

By Kobal Law |

If you have a workers’ compensation case in the state of Florida, there is a good chance that you received a medical bill from a doctor demanding payment. If this happened to you, I am sure your knee-jerk reaction was “This is workers’ comp’s fault!” Believe it or not that is rarely the case–it’s… Read More »

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