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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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Are Construction Workers Entitled to Workers’ Compensation Benefits in Florida?

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The construction industry is one of the most dangerous industries in the United States. Construction workers are surrounded by on-the-job hazards more than workers in any other industry. Most construction workers have to work with and around heavy equipment and at dangerous heights, not to mention that many of them are exposed to toxic… Read More »

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Are Firefighters and Law Enforcement Officers Entitled to Workers’ Compensation in Florida?

By Kobal Law |

If you are a firefighter or law enforcement officer who has suffered an injury or become disabled, you need to understand whether you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits in Florida. Consult with a Tampa workers’ compensation attorney at Kobal Law to discuss your particular situation and assist you with filing a claim to… Read More »

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What Does ‘In the Course and Scope of Employment’ Mean in Florida’s Workers’ Compensation Cases?

By Kobal Law |

A work injury can cause a great deal of pain and create financial stress on your family. Luckily, work-related injuries and illnesses are compensable under Florida law. However, when seeking workers’ compensation benefits for your injury, your employer’s insurance company may require you to prove that your injuries occurred “in the course and scope… Read More »

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Will My Wages from a Second Job Be Considered When Calculating Workers’ Compensation?

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Many workers in Florida have two jobs to make ends meet. Generally, a serious injury can put the worker out of both jobs. But will your wages from a second job be considered when calculating workers’ compensation benefits? Your workers’ compensation could be denied if you can work a second job Under Florida’s Workers’… Read More »

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Are You Eligible for Workers’ Compensation Under Florida’s ‘Going and Coming’ Rule?

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Millions of workers in Florida commute to and from work every day. While the vast majority of them are not injured while traveling to or from work, some sustain injuries on their way to work. But are you eligible for workers’ compensation if you were injured while commuting to or from work? Workers’ Compensation… Read More »

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Are You Exempt from Workers’ Compensation Coverage in Florida?

By Kobal Law |

In Florida, most employers are legally required to carry workers’ compensation insurance to cover their employees’ work-related injuries and illnesses. However, some employees are exempt from workers’ compensation coverage. Florida law requires any employer with four or more employees – both part-time and full-time – to carry workers’ compensation insurance. Note: There are special… Read More »

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What Happens When FMLA and Workers’ Compensation Benefits Overlap?

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If your injury arose out of and in the course of employment, your employer’s insurance company would likely cover some of the expenses and losses associated with your work-related injury. But what happens if you need to take time off from work because of a serious illness not related to work or because you… Read More »

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Are Undocumented Workers Eligible for Workers’ Compensation in Florida?

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Immigrants make up a large percentage of the workforce in Florida. While most of the immigrants are authorized to live and work in the U.S., others are not. Pew Research Center estimated that Florida had more than 775,000 unauthorized immigrants in 2016. The majority of undocumented workers work in the following industries: Construction industry… Read More »

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How to Deal with a Workers’ Compensation Claims Adjuster After a Workplace Injury?

By Kobal Law |

When you get injured in a workplace accident or develop an occupational disease, your employer will report your injury to their workers’ compensation insurance company to initiate the claims process. When this happens, you will be contacted by a workers’ compensation claims adjuster to investigate your claim, ask you a series of questions, and… Read More »

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