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Monthly Archives: May 2023

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Lawmakers Mull Workers’ Compensation Prescription Drug Changes

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A proposed new Department of Financial Services rule would limit prescription drug reimbursement for workers’ compensation medical providers in the Sunshine State. If enacted, the new rule would prohibit doctors from dispensing prescription drugs without prior, written authorization. Unless these authorization requests follow specific rules, the insurance company may deny them. Absent unexpected developments,… Read More »

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Workers’ Compensation And Lost Wage Replacement

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Job injuries are financially devastating to most families. Most Americans have practically nothing in their savings accounts. Making matters worse, a job injury victim is a family’s only or primary breadwinner. The inability to earn a paycheck is also very hard emotionally on job injury victims. The inability to provide for their families often… Read More »

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What To Expect In A Workers’ Compensation Claim

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Florida and most other states enacted workers’ compensation laws around 1910, when management and labor struck the Grand Bargain. Management provided no-fault insurance that covered economic losses, and workers gave up their right to sue in court. Back in the day, workers only needed to file paperwork to obtain these benefits. Now, the system… Read More »

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Guilty Plea In Employer Workers’ Comp Fraud Case

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A Lakeland construction company owner faces up to twenty years in federal prison after he admitted to multiple workers’ compensation fraud counts. According to court documents, the 52-year-old man  had agreements with contractors and subcontractors to use workers employed by him at construction sites and these workers were often undocumented immigrants who were actually… Read More »

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Evidence In Drowsy Truck Driver Crash Claims

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Recently, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has repeatedly watered down key HOS (hours of service) requirements. These rules usually include daily driving limits, usually 11 hours, and weekly driving limits, usually 70 hours. These rules also include mandatory break periods. Because of these dilutions, more drowsy truck drivers are on the road than… Read More »

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