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Does Workers’ Compensation Cover My Commute?

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Florida workers’ compensation laws cover employees’ injuries if they are sustained on the job. However, there is quite a lot of time that may or may not count as being ‘on the clock,’ such as the moments during breaks or lunch. One common situation where injuries may or may not be covered is during… Read More »

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Retaliation After Workers’ Compensation Claims In Florida

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Florida’s workers’ compensation system protects those who are injured at work, covering most or all of their medical bills so that they are able to focus on physical and mental recovery. Most employers willingly make this bargain in exchange for workers giving up their right to sue over injuries. However, some do try to… Read More »

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Is Florida Workers’ Compensation Different Between Industries?

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Workers’ compensation law exists as a mutually beneficial arrangement between employers and their employees. In exchange for employees not filing suit against their employers if they get hurt on the job, the employer provides medical care for any such injury. However, one size does not fit all; in Florida and several other states, the… Read More »

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How Long Does Workers’ Compensation Last?

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No one ever wants to be injured on the job, but it does happen. Most of the time, if you are in Florida, an on-the-job injury means you have the right to file a workers’ compensation claim, which then grants you benefits and medical care if approved. That said, what many injured workers are… Read More »

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Holding A Third Party Liable For Work Injuries

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In most cases, a Florida work-related injury is compensated (if at all) by the employee filing a workers’ compensation claim. In general, an injury on the job can only be compensated via workers’ compensation – but there are exceptions, and one of those exceptions will happen if a third party, not related to the… Read More »

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What Workers’ Compensation Does & Does Not Cover

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Workers’ compensation insurance is intended to pay medical bills and lost wages for an injured employee. However, there are very often misconceptions as to what expenses will and will not be covered, and for whom they will and will not be covered. It is crucial to be aware of exactly what you can count… Read More »

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Workers’ Compensation & Transportation Costs

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Workers’ compensation coverage is meant to cover medical bills for employees injured on the job. What many are unaware of, however, is the other expenses that insurance will also cover. One of the most forgotten is transportation costs, which can make an enormous difference for an injured worker. If you are receiving workers’ compensation… Read More »

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Workers’ Compensation & Occupational Disease

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Most of the time, when one thinks of workers’ compensation, they think of a worker experiencing a sudden injury on the job, such as a fall or being harmed by a machine. In truth, a significant number of Florida workers’ compensation claims come from what are known as occupational diseases. An occupational disease is… Read More »

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What’s The Difference Between FMLA & Workers’ Compensation?

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If you are injured at work, the next step for most people is to file a claim for workers’ compensation benefits, and most of the time, this is the right call. However, for those whose injuries will require a long time to heal, it may be possible for them to take advantage of unpaid… Read More »

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Maximum Medical Improvement In Florida Workers’ Compensation Cases

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When a person files for workers’ compensation in Florida, they must be aware in all but the rarest cases, their benefits will not last forever. Workers’ compensation is designed to help support an injured worker while they focus on healing, so they can make a return to work. However, some injuries do not heal… Read More »

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