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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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When Can an Insurance Company Deny My Workers’ Compensation Claim in Florida?

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If you suffered an on-the-job injury or developed a work-related illness, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits for your medical bills and the loss of income. However, your employer’s insurance company could deny your workers’ compensation claim for various reasons. If your claim has been denied, you might be able to appeal… Read More »

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How to Receive Workers’ Compensation After a Manufacturing & Industrial Accident in Florida?

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Industrial and manufacturing workers have one of the most dangerous jobs. These workers are exposed to a variety of hazards on-the-job, including but not limited to heavy machinery, harmful chemicals and toxins, flammable and hazardous materials, and working at heights. If you have been injured in a manufacturing or industrial accident in Tampa, you… Read More »

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What If I Don’t Agree with a Workers’ Comp Doctor’s Impairment Rating?

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If you are currently receiving workers’ compensation benefits after a work-related injury and your doctor assigns an impairment rating you do not agree with, it is important to be represented by an attorney and get a second opinion. Below, we discuss what you can do if you disagree with the doctor’s impairment rating. The… Read More »

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Am I Still Eligible for Workers’ Comp if I Missed the Reporting Deadline in Florida?

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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?

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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?

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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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