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Common Office Injuries That May Qualify for Workers’ Compensation in Florida

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Contrary to popular belief, work-related injuries are not limited to high-risk jobs in the construction and manufacturing industries. In fact, even an office worker can be injured at work and may be eligible to receive workers’ compensation benefits in Florida. However, before filing a workers’ compensation claim, it is best to speak with an… Read More »

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Can You Collect Workers’ Compensation if You Were Injured by Workplace Violence in Florida?

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You probably know that if you get injured in an on-the-job accident or develop a work-related illness, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits through your employer’s insurance. But what if you sustain injuries because of workplace violence? Will your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance cover injuries that occurred as a result of an… Read More »

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Types of Workers’ Compensation Benefits in Florida: Maximum Amount You Can Receive in 2020

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Some jobs are more dangerous than others, which is why an employee can get injured at work. If you have sustained an on-the-job injury in Tampa or elsewhere in Florida, you are most likely entitled to workers’ compensation (WC) because all employers in the state are required to provide WC insurance. But what are… Read More »

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5 Things You Should Avoid Saying to Your Workers’ Compensation Doctor in Florida

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A workers’ compensation doctor assigned to your case has a major impact on the outcome of the workers’ comp claims process. Your doctor will not only prescribe medication and determine the most appropriate treatment to help you recover, but will also evaluate your work-related injury or illness to figure out how much workers compensation… Read More »

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What Should You Expect at Your Workers’ Compensation Mediation?

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Not all workers’ compensation cases are settled amicably. Often, employers or their insurance companies deny or dispute injured employees’ workers’ comp claims. When this happens, there are two common ways to resolve a dispute: going to court or attending mediation sessions. What is Workers’ Compensation Mediation? Workers’ compensation mediation can help parties reach a… Read More »

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How Much Will Your Workers’ Comp Settlement Be? Calculating Benefits in Florida

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After a work-related injury, an employee is entitled to workers’ compensation benefits, which pays for their medical bills and covers a portion of their lost wages. But how much can an injured worker actually get? How to calculate your workers’ comp settlement after a workplace injury? Calculating Workers’ Compensation Settlement in Florida Florida workers’… Read More »

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What to Do if Your Employer Refuses to Report Your Injury to Their Insurance?

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When a worker is injured in the workplace, they expect their employer to help them in every way they can. At the very least, an employer should facilitate the workers’ compensation claims process to help their injured employees get back on their feet as soon as possible. Unfortunately, not all employers are cooperative when… Read More »

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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

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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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