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Can You Get A Cash Advance On Your Workers’ Compensation Claim In Florida?

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Many employees who get injured in workplace accidents wonder, “Can I get a cash advance on my workers’ compensation claim?” As medical bills following an on-the-job injury keep piling up, it is perfectly normal to wonder if you can get a cash advance. The effects of a work-related injury and illness can be financially… Read More »

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Can You Seek Workers’ Compensation for Injuries During A Rest Or Meal Break In Florida?

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Workers in Florida have rest and meal breaks. For example, most workers with a nine-to-five schedule have 30-minute lunch breaks in addition to rest periods. But what happens if a worker is injured during a rest or meal break? Does Florida workers’ compensation law provide protections to employees who sustain injuries while they are… Read More »

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3 Situations When You Shouldn’t Waive Your Right To Sue Your Employer

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Under Florida law, employees waive their right to sue their employer if they receive workers’ compensation benefits for their work-related injury or illness. In return, employees are not required to prove anyone’s fault to be entitled to workers’ compensation. However, there are situations in which you should not waive your right to sue your… Read More »

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

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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?

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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?

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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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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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