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What Happens When FMLA and Workers’ Compensation Benefits Overlap?

By Kobal Law |

If your injury arose out of and in the course of employment, your employer’s insurance company would likely cover some of the expenses and losses associated with your work-related injury. But what happens if you need to take time off from work because of a serious illness not related to work or because you… Read More »

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Are Undocumented Workers Eligible for Workers’ Compensation in Florida?

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Immigrants make up a large percentage of the workforce in Florida. While most of the immigrants are authorized to live and work in the U.S., others are not. Pew Research Center estimated that Florida had more than 775,000 unauthorized immigrants in 2016. The majority of undocumented workers work in the following industries: Construction industry… Read More »

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How to Deal with a Workers’ Compensation Claims Adjuster After a Workplace Injury?

By Kobal Law |

When you get injured in a workplace accident or develop an occupational disease, your employer will report your injury to their workers’ compensation insurance company to initiate the claims process. When this happens, you will be contacted by a workers’ compensation claims adjuster to investigate your claim, ask you a series of questions, and… Read More »

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How Long Does the Personal Injury Claims Process Take in Florida?

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The length of time it takes from filing a personal injury claim to settling it depends on the circumstances surrounding your case. In some cases, the injured party may receive a settlement within four to six weeks of filing the claim. In other cases, it can take as long as a year or longer… Read More »

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When Can You Lose Workers’ Compensation Benefits in Florida?

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When an employee is injured at work or develops a work-related illness, they are entitled to seek workers’ compensation benefits through their employer’s insurance carrier. In Florida, workers’ comp insurance covers the worker’s lost wages and medical bills. For most workers who suffered on-the-job injuries, workers’ compensation benefits can feel like a godsend, especially… Read More »

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What to Do if Your Treatment or Surgery for a Workers’ Comp Injury Was Denied?

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Your employer and their insurance company must provide you with the medical treatment you need to recover from your work-related injury and illness and return to work. However, it is not uncommon for insurers to deny a worker’s treatment or surgery. What can you do if your doctor recommended treatment or surgery, but your… Read More »

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Do You Have to Pay for Anything While Collecting Workers’ Compensation Benefits in Florida?

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If you were injured at work and are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits, your employer’s insurance company will cover your lost wages, medical bills, and some other expenses. But does it mean that you will not have to pay for anything while receiving workers’ compensation benefits? In Florida, almost all financial awards and sources… Read More »

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What is Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Aside in Florida?

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If you have been injured in a workplace accident and are seeking workers’ compensation benefits through your employer’s insurance, you may come across a term called “Medicare Set-Aside.” But what is it, and how does it work in Florida? If you are eligible to receive workers’ compensation benefits for your work-related injury or illness,… Read More »

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Can You Obtain Workers’ Compensation if You Were Exposed to Mold in the Workplace?

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Florida is known to have some of the most humid cities in the United States. Florida’s humid climate and frequent heavy rains make the state an ideal environment for mold growth. Unfortunately, many Floridians underestimate the dangers of mold exposure. The problem of exposure to mold at home and work is often overlooked. What… Read More »

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Common Office Injuries That May Qualify for Workers’ Compensation in Florida

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Contrary to popular belief, work-related injuries are not limited to high-risk jobs in the construction and manufacturing industries. In fact, even an office worker can be injured at work and may be eligible to receive workers’ compensation benefits in Florida. However, before filing a workers’ compensation claim, it is best to speak with an… Read More »

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