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Monthly Archives: May 2022

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Social Security Offices Reopened

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After protracted negotiations caused a considerable delay, 1,200 offices of the Social Security Administration throughout the country reopened at the end of March 2022. In March 2020, the agency closed most field offices, citing the need to protect employees, as well as disability applicants with pre-existing conditions, from COVID-19. Once offices reopen, both vaccinated… Read More »

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What Are The Covered Expenses Under Workers’ Compensation Programs?

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Medical bills are the primary covered expenses under Florida’s workers’ compensation program. These bills are usually very high. The average injury-related medical bill is over $55,0000. The medical bills related to chronic illnesses, such as cancer, could be many times higher. Group health plans usually do not cover injury-related costs. Typically, if there’s any… Read More »

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How Does The Commission Prove Workers’ Compensation Employee Fraud?

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Almost all workers’ compensation claims in Florida are valid from head to toe. The job injury fraud rate is only about 1 or 2 percent. However, insurance industry groups, like the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud, claim the workers’ compensation fraud rate is between 15 and 20 percent. As a result, insurance companies aggressively investigate… Read More »

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Common Swimming Pool Injuries In Florida

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The Sunshine State is ground zero for fatal swimming pool drownings. More of these incidents occur in Florida than any other state. Nonfatal drownings are a serious problem as well. The swimming pool accident serious injury rate is five times higher than the serious injury rate for dog bites, falls, car crashes, and other… Read More »

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