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Monthly Archives: May 2024


Work-Related Injuries On the Rise in Florida

By Kobal Law |

The numbers for 2022 are finally in, and they aren’t good. For the first time in more than a decade, the number of fatal occupational injuries rose for the third year in a row. Unsurprisingly, the construction and extraction occupational group had the highest number of fatal workplace injuries. The transportation and material moving… Read More »

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Breaking Down an Alcohol-Related Car Crash in Florida

By Kobal Law |

When the number of alcohol-related crashes spiked during the coronavirus pandemic, many experts hoped the increase was a one-off anomaly. Now, it appears the increase is permanent. The number of alcohol-related crashes has increased, and so has the amount of alcohol consumption. These dual increases are especially bad in Florida, which has one of… Read More »

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The ‘Reasonably Necessary’ Proof Requirement

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To most insurance adjusters, “reasonably necessary” means “cheapest possible.” Likewise, most Claims Examiners, who are basically semi-independent adjusters, don’t consider anything other than the cost when they approve or deny medical bill payment. Cost is one component of the reasonably necessary requirement. But, it’s only one component. At Administrative Law Judge appeal hearings, a… Read More »

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Seven Occupational Diseases in Florida

By Kobal Law |

After several years of steady decline, workplace absenteeism is once again on the rise. An occupational disease, many of which are discussed below, often causes absenteeism. Other causes include child care issues, workplace injuries, and transportation issues. If disease-related absenteeism lasts more than seven days, benefits are available that replace lost wages and pay… Read More »

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