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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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Workers’ Compensation For Seasonal Employees

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Every holiday season, Florida retailers look to hire seasonal labor to help cope with the spike in tourism and shopping traffic. While these jobs are usually temporary, this does not mean that these employees are not entitled to the same general protections as permanent employees during their time with a particular company. If you… Read More »

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My Employer Does Not Have Workers’ Compensation Insurance

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In Florida, workers’ compensation insurance is required for most businesses, though there are some common exceptions. On-the-job injuries happen with regularity in most industries, and workers’ compensation is usually the exclusive remedy for a worker (as opposed to suing their employer). However, some employers that are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance do not… Read More »

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I Lost A Loved One At Work – What Now?

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Workers’ compensation covers most injuries sustained at work, and can give a family peace of mind if their breadwinner suddenly gets hurt. However, if someone loses their life at work, families may not be aware that Florida’s workers’ compensation system requires benefits be paid to them, provided that the incident meets certain criteria. If… Read More »

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The Most Common Issues When Filing A Florida Workers’ Compensation Claim

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When a person is injured on the job in Florida, the way they can obtain compensation and benefits is by filing a claim for workers’ compensation. In all but the rarest circumstances, workers’ compensation is the exclusive remedy for people who are injured at work, so ensuring a claim is filed properly is critical…. Read More »

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Am I Eligible For Workers’ Compensation As A Delivery Driver?

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With rare exceptions, employers in the state of Florida are required to provide workers’ compensation for most of their employees. As long as the worker’s injury occurred on the job, within the ‘scope’ of their employment, and the injury was properly reported within the required time limit, the employee is generally entitled to medical… Read More »

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Workers’ Compensation As Exclusive Remedy In Florida

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Most people are familiar with the basic concept of workers’ compensation: if someone is injured on the job, their employer will pay at least some of the medical costs associated with that injury. However, what many miss is that this system works this way because of a bargain of sorts between employers and employees:… Read More »

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