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Can You Refuse To Take A Drug Test After A Workplace Accident In Florida?

By Kobal Law |

Generally, workers who get hurt on the job are entitled to compensation for their injuries and losses. However, under Florida law, a worker’s intoxication at the time of the workplace accident can jeopardize their claim. For this reason, it is not uncommon for employers to order alcohol or drug testing after their employees report… Read More »

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What To Expect In A Workers’ Compensation Claim

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One thing you should not expect in a workers’ compensation claim is a fair amount of benefits. Since 2013, wages and medical bills have increased significantly. But the wage replacement and medical bill payment benefits have both declined by double digits over this same period, according to a recent study. In other words, the… Read More »

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A Closer Look At Work-Related Hearing Loss

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Partial deafness is by far the most common occupational disease in the United States. Almost 38 million Americans struggle with hearing loss, and in many cases, this hearing loss is work-related. Usually, workers’ compensation benefits are available, even if a pre-existing or non-work-related injury contributed to the hearing loss. These victims must normally prove… Read More »

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How Do You Qualify For Workers’ Compensation?

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Almost all job injury victims qualify for workers’ compensation, thanks to the grand bargain between workers and management. Workers agreed to forego cumbersome and expensive lawsuits if management paid no-fault benefits to injured workers. “No fault” means that even if the worker’s negligence caused the injury, full benefits are available. More on these benefits… Read More »

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GETTING BILLED FOR PRE-AUTHORIZED COMP TREATMENT? IT COULD BE WORTH A QUICK $1,000 OR MORE!

By Kobal Law |

If you have a workers’ compensation case in the state of Florida, there is a good chance that you received a medical bill from a doctor demanding payment. If this happened to you, I am sure your knee-jerk reaction was “This is workers’ comp’s fault!” Believe it or not that is rarely the case–it’s… Read More »

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Are Seasonal Workers Entitled To Workers’ Compensation Benefits?

By Kobal Law |

Employers are legally required to provide workers’ compensation insurance to employees as long as the company has four or more employees (in the construction industry, workers’ compensation is required if the employer has at least one employee). But what about seasonal workers? Workers’ compensation laws for seasonal workers are not the same as for… Read More »

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Injured Workers Turn Medical Bills Into A Quick $1,000

By Kobal Law |

In the state of Florida, your rights as a consumer are safeguarded by the Florida Consumer Collections Practices Act (or FCCPA). The FCCPA was created to protect consumers from abusive and illegal collection practices by original creditors such as medical providers and hospitals. The Fair Debt Collections Practices Act (FDCPA) is a federal law… Read More »

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Will Workers’ Compensation Cover Consequential Injuries While Receiving Benefits?

By Kobal Law |

Many workers are confused about whether or not their employer’s insurance company will provide workers’ compensation if they develop new injuries while receiving the benefits. If you develop an injury in another part of your body – not the one that was hurt in the workplace accident – while collecting workers’ compensation benefits, the… Read More »

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Can You Get A Cash Advance On Your Workers’ Compensation Claim In Florida?

By Kobal Law |

Many employees who get injured in workplace accidents wonder, “Can I get a cash advance on my workers’ compensation claim?” As medical bills following an on-the-job injury keep piling up, it is perfectly normal to wonder if you can get a cash advance. The effects of a work-related injury and illness can be financially… Read More »

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Can You Seek Workers’ Compensation for Injuries During A Rest Or Meal Break In Florida?

By Kobal Law |

Workers in Florida have rest and meal breaks. For example, most workers with a nine-to-five schedule have 30-minute lunch breaks in addition to rest periods. But what happens if a worker is injured during a rest or meal break? Does Florida workers’ compensation law provide protections to employees who sustain injuries while they are… Read More »

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