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4 Common Reasons People Refuse To Hire A Workers’ Compensation Attorney

By Kobal Law |

Many people who suffer work-related injuries and illnesses do not want to hire a workers’ compensation attorney to help them obtain the benefits to which they are entitled. Injured workers have many reasons not to hire an attorney to help them navigate the claims process. If you have been injured in a workplace accident… Read More »

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Are Occupational Diseases Covered By Florida Workers’ Compensation?

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When people think about workers’ compensation, they generally think of workplace accidents and other job-related injuries. However, many people do not realize that occupational diseases are also covered by workers’ compensation in Florida. If you developed a job-related illness or occupational disease at work, consult with a Tampa workers’ compensation attorney to determine whether… Read More »

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What Happens When You Cannot Return To Your Pre-Injury Job?

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The mere thought of not being able to return to your pre-injury job after a workplace accident can be distressing and overwhelming for most workers. For many workers, being told that they will never be able to return to their previous job is both painful and disturbing. If you are not sure whether you… Read More »

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Can An Insurance Company Hire A Private Investigator To Spy On You?

By Kobal Law |

Our workers’ compensation attorney Jason Kobal gets this question more often than you might think. It is not uncommon for workers’ comp insurance companies to hire private investigators to spy on claimants seeking benefits for their work-related injuries and illnesses. If you see someone following you or taking pictures of you in public places,… Read More »

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Can You Seek Workers’ Compensation For Injuries Suffered At Workplace Social Events?

By Kobal Law |

No one ever expects to get injured on the job, even employees who work in high-risk industries such as construction and manufacturing. Even despite taking precautions, workers may sustain injuries in workplace accidents when performing their duties. When this happens, they are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. But what about injuries suffered at workplace… Read More »

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Attorney Jason Kobal Named One Of Tampa Magazines’ Attorneys Of The Year

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Can I Work While Collecting Workers’ Compensation?

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While workers injured on the job and receiving workers’ compensation can work while collecting benefits, they must report their earnings. If you fail to report your earnings or lie about your second job, you may be sued for workers’ compensation fraud. If you were injured in the course and scope of employment and cannot… Read More »

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Are Surviving Family Members Entitled To Compensation If A Loved One Is Killed At Work?

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Each year, more than 5,300 workers die on the job. Many Floridians have dangerous occupations, including construction. But are a worker’s surviving family members entitled to any compensation if their loved one is killed on the job? It is advisable to consult with a knowledgeable attorney if your loved one died at work and… Read More »

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Can I Receive Social Security Benefits If I Return To Work?

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An increasing number of Americans choose to work after reaching their retirement age. If you are receiving Social Security benefits and are considering going back to work, you need to understand that your return to work may affect your benefits. You need to consult with a skilled attorney to determine how your return to… Read More »

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When Can You Be Accused Of Workers’ Compensation Fraud In Florida?

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Under Florida law, most employers are legally required to purchase workers’ compensation insurance to pay for injured workers’ lost wages and medical expenses. Workers’ compensation insurance covers an injured employee’s reasonable medical bills and a portion of lost wages associated with work-related injuries and illnesses regardless of fault. However, it is not uncommon for… Read More »

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