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Are Subcontractor Employees Entitled To Workers’ Compensation In Florida?

By Kobal Law |

Yes, subcontractor employees are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits under Florida law. General contractors have an obligation to provide workers’ compensation insurance to their employees and also ensure that their subcontractors have proper insurance coverage. If a general contractor fails to ensure that a subcontractor carries workers’ compensation coverage and a subcontractor employee gets… Read More »

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How To Preserve My Workers’ Compensation Claim In Florida?

By Kobal Law |

The steps you take after sustaining an on-the-job injury play a critical role in the success of your workers’ compensation claim. For this reason, it is vital to understand what you can do following a workplace accident to preserve your claim. If your injury occurred in the course and scope of employment, you are… Read More »

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Will Florida’s COVID-19 Immunity Shield Law Affect My Workers’ Compensation Claim?

By Kobal Law |

Governor Ron DeSantis signed into law the so-called “Immunity Shield Law” on March 29, 2021. The statute provides immunity to businesses, governments, as well as healthcare facilities and professionals from lawsuits related to COVID-19. Florida’s Immunity Shield Law is intended to protect businesses and other entities from liability for COVID-19 lawsuits and limit the… Read More »

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When Should I Hire A Workers’ Compensation Attorney?

By Kobal Law |

If you were diagnosed with a work-related illness or sustained an on-the-job injury, the process of obtaining workers’ compensation benefits may not seem complicated. However, seeking compensation for a work-related injury or illness is not always as easy as it may seem, which is why you should consider hiring a workers’ compensation attorney. While… Read More »

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When Can an Insurance Company Deny My Workers’ Compensation Claim in Florida?

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If you suffered an on-the-job injury or developed a work-related illness, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits for your medical bills and the loss of income. However, your employer’s insurance company could deny your workers’ compensation claim for various reasons. If your claim has been denied, you might be able to appeal… Read More »

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How to Receive Workers’ Compensation After a Manufacturing & Industrial Accident in Florida?

By Kobal Law |

Industrial and manufacturing workers have one of the most dangerous jobs. These workers are exposed to a variety of hazards on-the-job, including but not limited to heavy machinery, harmful chemicals and toxins, flammable and hazardous materials, and working at heights. If you have been injured in a manufacturing or industrial accident in Tampa, you… Read More »

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5 Events That Could Cause Your SSD Benefits to Change

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Many Social Security Disability beneficiaries mistakenly believe that they will receive SSD payments indefinitely. However, that is not true because certain events can trigger a change in your SSD benefits. In fact, your SSD payments may even be terminated. It is vital to speak with a Tampa social security disability attorney if your SSD… Read More »

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Will Social Security Disability Benefits Affect My Retirement?

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If you are receiving Social Security disability benefits and are closely approaching your retirement age, you may wonder how disability benefits may affect your retirement benefits. If you are wondering about the effects of SSDI and SSI benefits on your retirement, consult with our Tampa Social Security disability attorney at Kobal Law to discuss… Read More »

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What If I Don’t Agree with a Workers’ Comp Doctor’s Impairment Rating?

By Kobal Law |

If you are currently receiving workers’ compensation benefits after a work-related injury and your doctor assigns an impairment rating you do not agree with, it is important to be represented by an attorney and get a second opinion. Below, we discuss what you can do if you disagree with the doctor’s impairment rating. The… Read More »

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Am I Still Eligible for Workers’ Comp if I Missed the Reporting Deadline in Florida?

By Kobal Law |

If you were injured at work, you should report the workplace accident to your employer as soon as possible if you want to obtain compensation for the work-related injury. Florida workers’ compensation law imposes strict deadlines for reporting on-the-job injuries to be eligible for compensation. However, it is not uncommon for workers to miss… Read More »

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