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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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When Can You Be Disqualified From Receiving Workers’ Compensation Benefits In Florida?

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It is not uncommon for employees to sustain work-related injuries or develop occupational illnesses. While some jobs are more dangerous than others, Florida law requires all employers to provide workers’ compensation if they have at least four employees. In the construction industry, employers must carry workers’ compensation insurance if they have at least one… Read More »

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Are Residential Workers Entitled To Workers’ Compensation Benefits In Florida?

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If you are a residential worker who has been injured while doing your job, you might wonder, “Am I entitled to workers’ compensation benefits?” The answer depends on the circumstances of your case. Contact a Tampa workers’ compensation attorney if you sustained injuries while doing work for another person. Our lawyer at Kobal Law… Read More »

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Can Part-Time Employees Obtain Workers’ Compensation Benefits In Florida?

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Many Floridians work part-time. But just because part-time employees work about half as many hours per week as full-time employees, it does not mean that they cannot get injured at work. In fact, part-time employees are just as likely to suffer on-the-job injuries or develop work-related illnesses as their full-time counterparts. But are part-time… Read More »

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Can I Seek Workers’ Compensation If I Was Employed Through A Staffing Agency?

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Millions of Floridians find employment through staffing agencies. If you are one of them, can you seek workers’ compensation if you get injured at work? Or does the fact that you were employed through a staffing agency prevent you from obtaining workers’ comp benefits? In order to answer that question, it is important to… Read More »

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Can I Obtain Workers’ Compensation Benefits For A Work-Related Car Accident?

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Contrary to popular belief, car accidents are covered by a workers’ compensation insurance policy unless the employee is: commuting to or from work; not driving in the course and scope of employment; or deviating from a work-related route. If you were injured in a car crash while on the job and performing your work… Read More »

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Are Subcontractor Employees Entitled To Workers’ Compensation In Florida?

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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?

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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?

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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?

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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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