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WFH, Job Injuries, And Tampa Workers’ Compensation Lawyers

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Before the coronavirus pandemic, about 20 percent of workers who said they could work from home didn’t go to the office. By 2021, that percentage had skyrocketed to over 70 percent. Job injury victims, whether they work from home or work in an office, usually face tens of thousands of dollars in medical bills… Read More »

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What To Expect In A Workers’ Compensation Claim

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In 2020, American employers reported almost three million nonfatal workplace injuries. Most of these injuries caused the victims to miss a substantial amount of work. Additionally, the average injury-related hospital bill is over $55,000. This one-two financial punch is more than many families can endure, especially since most people live from paycheck to paycheck…. Read More »

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Your Paycheck Will Probably Get Bigger In 2022

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Issues recruiting and retaining workers are the primary reasons that wages are expected to grow 3.4 percent across the board in 2022. That figure is much higher than wage growth during 2021 and 2022. A combination of factors, such as child care duties, public health fears over COVID-19, and worker burnout, have reduced the… Read More »

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What Are The Covered Expenses Under Workers’ Compensation Programs?

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Medical bills are the primary covered expenses under Florida’s workers’ compensation program. These bills are usually very high. The average injury-related medical bill is over $55,0000. The medical bills related to chronic illnesses, such as cancer, could be many times higher. Group health plans usually do not cover injury-related costs. Typically, if there’s any… Read More »

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How Does The Commission Prove Workers’ Compensation Employee Fraud?

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Almost all workers’ compensation claims in Florida are valid from head to toe. The job injury fraud rate is only about 1 or 2 percent. However, insurance industry groups, like the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud, claim the workers’ compensation fraud rate is between 15 and 20 percent. As a result, insurance companies aggressively investigate… Read More »

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The Fatal Four Construction Site Injuries

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For many years, construction has ranked as one of the most dangerous jobs in America. About two-thirds of the fatal construction accidents in Tampa are in one of the four categories discussed below. One of the real tragedies of these accidents is that they are relatively easy for employers to prevent. For example, perimeter… Read More »

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What To Expect In A Florida Workers’ Compensation Claim

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Job injuries are on the rise. In 2019, almost three million workers were rushed to hospital emergency rooms after a serious on-the-job injury. Millions of other victims miss work, and incur large medical bills, because of repetitive stress injuries and other occupational diseases. Most families have a hard time making ends meet. Every hour… Read More »

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What Is The Florida Workers’ Compensation Claims Process?

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If it is your first time filing a workers’ compensation claim in Florida, you may wonder what to expect throughout the process. Today, we have prepared a guide to help you understand how the workers’ compensation claims process will unfold after a work-related injury. If you have been injured at work or developed a… Read More »

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4 Reasons Your Employer May Refuse To Send You To A Doctor After A Workplace Accident

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In Florida, work-related injuries and illnesses are covered by workers’ compensation insurance. It means that if you get injured in a workplace accident, you can seek compensation through your employer’s workers’ comp insurance. Going to a doctor is one of the first things that an employee should do after suffering an on-the-job injury. However,… Read More »

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Lost Wage Replacement In A Workers’ Compensation Claim

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This benefit is arguably the most important financial benefit in a workers’ compensation claim. Under Florida law, it’s based on the victim’s average weekly wage. The dictionary AWW definition is a bit misleading. It implies that this calculation only considers prior wages. That’s true in a few cases, but not very often. For example,… Read More »

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