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Monthly Archives: July 2023


What to Expect in the SSD Process

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In short, expect a long and often frustrating process when you file a Social Security Disability claim, especially in Florida. The Sunshine State has one of the highest initial denial rates in the country. The long process is especially frustrating because, in most cases, applicants clearly qualify for benefits. They have a listed condition,… Read More »

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The Three Faces of Medical Bills in a Job Injury Claim

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The average injury-related medical bill in Florida usually exceeds $40,000. The average cost of medical treatment is like the average cost of a motor vehicle. New vehicles vary so much in terms of size, options, and other features that the “average” cost is almost meaningless. A minivan costs a lot more than a motorcycle…. Read More »

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Supreme Court Closes Fair Debt Practices Loophole

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Affirming a lower court ruling, the Florida Supreme Court agreed that injured workers deserve additional protection from medical creditors. Two providers, Sheridan Radiology Services of Pinellas, Inc., a subsidiary of Sheridan Healthcare, Inc. (Sheridan);and Laboratory Corporation of America and Laboratory Corporation Of America Holdings (Labcorp), treated a woman for work-related injuries. The workers’ compensation… Read More »

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Common Occupational Diseases In Florida

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Falls and other immediate trauma injuries make up most workers’ compensation claims in Florida. An occupational disease is a work injury that develops over the course of more than one shift. Some of the more common occupational diseases are outlined below. For a Tampa workers’ compensation lawyer, these claims have some special issues. For… Read More »

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