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Monthly Archives: February 2023


Medical Evidence In Florida Workers’ Compensation Claims

By Kobal Law |

In 2020, work injury-related medical expenses totaled almost $35 billion. Overall medical expenses, including job injury-related medical bills, have increased significantly since the 2008 Great Recession ended. However, workers’ compensation medical benefits have declined over this same period, mostly because workers’ compensation insurance premiums have dropped significantly over this same period. Less money in… Read More »

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SSD Benefits For Mental Disabilities

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These are stressful times. The mental stress, like the physical stress, is too much for many people to overcome. In fact, almost fifty-three million Americans suffer from a diagnosed mental illness. Frequently, this mental illness is debilitating. Basically, if the mental illness is one of the conditions listed below, or a substantially similar condition,… Read More »

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Red Flags Of Employee Workers’ Compensation Fraud In Florida

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Statistically, only about 2 or 3 percent of workers’ compensation claims involve employee fraud. However, that figure doesn’t stop Claims Examiners from using fraud as an excuse to deny claims. That’s especially true if the job injury claim includes one of the red flags listed below. Since insurance company interests dominate the initial claim… Read More »

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What Medical Bills Does Workers’ Compensation Pay?

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Generally, workers’ compensation pays all reasonably necessary medical bills directly to providers. Florida’s law in this area is a little unusual. According to Section 440.20, “Unless the carrier denies compensability or entitlement to benefits, the carrier shall pay compensation directly to the employee.” We’ll unpack this complex definitions, and some of its implications for… Read More »

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