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What Penalties Do Florida Employers Face for Not Paying Workers’ Comp Insurance Premiums?

By Kobal Law |

Florida’s workers’ compensation program was created to help injured employees get quick access to medical care after work-related injuries. In most cases, using workers’ comp benefits leads to an employee’s speedy recovery and return to the workplace, all at a reasonable cost to the employer. Most employers in the Sunshine State have a legal… Read More »

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How Employee Burnout May Entitle You to Workers’ Compensation Benefits

By Kobal Law |

Workplace stress, unrealistic deadlines, unmanageable workload, unfair treatment at work, as well as other factors, can result in worker burnout. This condition is prevalent in practically all industries, and an ever-increasing number of employees across many sectors are beginning to recognize symptoms of burnout. Unfortunately, not all of them know how to address worker… Read More »

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How Security Camera Footage Can Prevent Fraudulent Workers’ Comp Claims

By Kobal Law |

No workplace is immune to traumatic incidents involving employees. When such incidents occur in the workplace, the injured employee may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. However, not all workers’ comp claims filed by employees are for “real” injuries or illnesses. Some workers abuse Florida’s workers’ compensation system by filing fraudulent claims. While some… Read More »

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Do Unemployment Benefits Affect SSI or SSDI Benefits, and Vice Versa?

By Kobal Law |

Most people who receive Social Security benefits do not want to risk losing the monthly payments that provide partial replacement income. That is why many Americans who receive benefits through Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) are reluctant to apply for unemployment benefits when they lose their job out of… Read More »

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Does Coronavirus (COVID-19) Qualify for Workers’ Compensation Benefits?

By Kobal Law |

As hundreds of coronavirus cases have been reported across the U.S., with several states declaring a state of emergency to address the spread of COVID-19, how does Florida’s workers’ compensation system deal with a deadly virus like coronavirus? What if Employees Contract Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the Workplace? The outbreak of coronavirus in the workplace… Read More »

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Will the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Impact Your Social Security Benefits in Florida?

By Kobal Law |

The Social Security Administration closed all of its local offices to the public due to the coronavirus pandemic, but will the virus outbreak affect your Social Security benefits? The SSA’s decision is motivated by the agency’s intent to protect older people and those with underlying medical conditions, according to USA Today. These are the… Read More »

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Returning to Work While Receiving SSD Benefits: Should You Notify the SSA?

By Kobal Law |

If you are thinking about returning to work after short-term or long-term disability, there are quite a few things to consider before going back to your former employer or finding a new job. Some of you might be worried that returning to work will cause you to lose your Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI),… Read More »

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How to Determine If Your Child is Eligible for Disability Benefits in Florida?

By Kobal Law |

Raising a child with disabilities can be challenging for any parents, but even more so for low-income families. When raising a child with special needs or disabilities becomes a financial undertaking, struggling families wonder whether their child is eligible for Social Security Disability benefits in Florida. Before we go any further, it is critical… Read More »

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Avoid These 5 Mistakes at Your Social Security Disability (SSD) Hearing

By Kobal Law |

If your Social Security disability claim was denied, you have a right to request an SSD hearing. During the hearing, you have the opportunity to convince an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) that you deserve SSD benefits. For most people, the idea of presenting their case at an SSD hearing can be stressful. In fact,… Read More »

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You May Qualify for SSD Benefits if You Have Any of These 5 Psychological Conditions

By Kobal Law |

Contrary to popular belief, Social Security Disability benefits are not only available to those who suffer from physical injuries and disorders. Individuals with established and severe psychological conditions and mental illnesses may also qualify. However, understandably, proving your eligibility for SSD benefits if you have a psychological condition that prevents you from working will… Read More »

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