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Can You Lose Workers’ Compensation for Testing Positive for Drugs in Florida?

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If you tested positive for drugs following a workplace accident, you might worry that you can lose your workers’ compensation benefits. But can you actually be denied workers’ comp over a drug test in Florida? Florida’s No-Fault Workers’ Compensation System Under Florida’s workers’ compensation law, most employers must provide workers’ compensation benefits to their… Read More »

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Does Workers’ Compensation Cover Pain and Suffering in Florida?

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A work-related injury or illness can be a major financial undertaking. Not only do you need to pay for a costly medical treatment following an on-the-job injury, but you may also have to miss some time from work. In addition, you may also have to deal with pain and suffering, emotional distress, as well… Read More »

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Why Florida’s Workers’ Compensation May Not Cover Your Work-Related COVID-19 Infection

By Kobal Law |

In a directive issued on March 30, Florida Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis ordered workers’ compensation benefits to be provided to all state-employed frontline workers battling the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Patronis ordered the Division of Risk Management to approve workers’ comp claims filed by public sector emergency workers, including first responders, who become infected… Read More »

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COVID-19: Are Grocery Store Workers Entitled to Workers’ Compensation Benefits?

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As shopping at grocery stores became a necessity and an “essential” activity during the coronavirus crisis, grocery store workers are putting their own lives at risk while being on the front lines of the pandemic. As grocery store employees and delivery shoppers are exposing themselves to the risk of COVID-19 exposure, some organizations are… Read More »

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What Penalties Do Florida Employers Face for Not Paying Workers’ Comp Insurance Premiums?

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Florida’s workers’ compensation program was created to help injured employees get quick access to medical care after work-related injuries. In most cases, using workers’ comp benefits leads to an employee’s speedy recovery and return to the workplace, all at a reasonable cost to the employer. Most employers in the Sunshine State have a legal… Read More »

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How Employee Burnout May Entitle You to Workers’ Compensation Benefits

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Workplace stress, unrealistic deadlines, unmanageable workload, unfair treatment at work, as well as other factors, can result in worker burnout. This condition is prevalent in practically all industries, and an ever-increasing number of employees across many sectors are beginning to recognize symptoms of burnout. Unfortunately, not all of them know how to address worker… Read More »

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How Security Camera Footage Can Prevent Fraudulent Workers’ Comp Claims

By Kobal Law |

No workplace is immune to traumatic incidents involving employees. When such incidents occur in the workplace, the injured employee may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. However, not all workers’ comp claims filed by employees are for “real” injuries or illnesses. Some workers abuse Florida’s workers’ compensation system by filing fraudulent claims. While some… Read More »

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Does Coronavirus (COVID-19) Qualify for Workers’ Compensation Benefits?

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As hundreds of coronavirus cases have been reported across the U.S., with several states declaring a state of emergency to address the spread of COVID-19, how does Florida’s workers’ compensation system deal with a deadly virus like coronavirus? What if Employees Contract Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the Workplace? The outbreak of coronavirus in the workplace… Read More »

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Light-Duty Work After a Work-Related Injury in Florida: Everything You Need to Know

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After a work-related injury, the best option is often to avoid working or being physically active while you recover. However, in some cases, doctors recommend that you remain active to speed up the recovery. That is where doing light-duty work may be an excellent option to be active while earning money. Under Florida’s workers’… Read More »

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Personal Injury vs. Workers’ Comp Claim in Florida: What’s the Difference?

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Many people do not know the difference between filing a workers’ compensation and personal injury claim. If you get injured on the job, then it might seem that you can only file a workers’ comp claim. But did you know that you can also file a personal injury claim under certain circumstances? In some… Read More »

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