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What You Should Know About Nursing Home Falls

By Kobal Law |

Falls, which usually cause serious physical and emotional injuries, are rampant at many nursing homes. Over half of long-term care residents fall every year. The rate is so high because the risk is so high. Most nursing home residents have pre-existing conditions that affect fall risk. Gait disorders are a good example. Many older… Read More »

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What To Expect In A Social Security Disability Claim

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Largely depending on current and lifetime income, a Social Security Disability recipient could get up to $3,100 per month. The Social Security Administration uses a mind-numbing PIA (Primary Insurance Amount) formula to determine the amount of benefits in a given case. That’s just one of the many intricacies involved in these claims. On top… Read More »

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What Happens If Your Employer Does Not Have Workers’ Compensation Insurance In Florida?

By Kobal Law |

Florida law requires employers to carry workers’ compensation insurance. Unfortunately, just because workers’ compensation insurance is mandatory for most employers in Florida does not mean that all of them comply with the state law. If you get injured at work and your employer does not carry workers’ comp insurance, you will have a hard… Read More »

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Can You Receive Workers’ Compensation Benefits If You Were At Fault For Your Accident?

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Florida’s workers’ compensation system was designed to protect the rights of workers who sustain injuries at work or develop occupational diseases. However, employers benefit from having workers’ compensation insurance, too. The workers’ comp system protects employers from personal injury lawsuits. Yes, the system prohibits injured employees from filing a liability lawsuit against their employers…. Read More »

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Can Your Employer Retaliate Against You For Filing A Workers’ Compensation Claim?

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As a Tampa workers’ compensation attorney, Jason Kobal often hears clients complain that they fear retaliation from their employer if they pursue a claim for compensation. In fact, many workers who get injured on the job refuse to seek medical attention to avoid potential punishment from their employer. But can your employer retaliate against… Read More »

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What To Do If You Receive An Incorrect Workers’ Compensation Check?

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If you received a workers’ compensation check and the amount is less than the amount you are entitled to, there may have been a mistake with the calculation of your benefits. When injured individuals receive an incorrect workers’ compensation check, the amount is usually lower than what you need to meet your financial obligations… Read More »

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

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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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