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When Can You Lose Workers’ Compensation Benefits in Florida?

By Kobal Law |

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?

By Kobal Law |

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?

By Kobal Law |

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?

By Kobal Law |

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?

By Kobal Law |

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

By Kobal Law |

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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Can You Collect Workers’ Compensation if You Were Injured by Workplace Violence in Florida?

By Kobal Law |

You probably know that if you get injured in an on-the-job accident or develop a work-related illness, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits through your employer’s insurance. But what if you sustain injuries because of workplace violence? Will your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance cover injuries that occurred as a result of an… Read More »

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Types of Workers’ Compensation Benefits in Florida: Maximum Amount You Can Receive in 2020

By Kobal Law |

Some jobs are more dangerous than others, which is why an employee can get injured at work. If you have sustained an on-the-job injury in Tampa or elsewhere in Florida, you are most likely entitled to workers’ compensation (WC) because all employers in the state are required to provide WC insurance. But what are… Read More »

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5 Things You Should Avoid Saying to Your Workers’ Compensation Doctor in Florida

By Kobal Law |

A workers’ compensation doctor assigned to your case has a major impact on the outcome of the workers’ comp claims process. Your doctor will not only prescribe medication and determine the most appropriate treatment to help you recover, but will also evaluate your work-related injury or illness to figure out how much workers compensation… Read More »

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What Should You Expect at Your Workers’ Compensation Mediation?

By Kobal Law |

Not all workers’ compensation cases are settled amicably. Often, employers or their insurance companies deny or dispute injured employees’ workers’ comp claims. When this happens, there are two common ways to resolve a dispute: going to court or attending mediation sessions. What is Workers’ Compensation Mediation? Workers’ compensation mediation can help parties reach a… Read More »

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