Can I go to my own Doctor if I am in need of Treatment and the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Carrier has not provided me with any Treatment or denied my Treatment?
What if you get injured on the job and cannot return to work? You tell your supervisor about your injury right after it happens. He/she does not give you any instruction. You seek treatment at the local emergency room or urgent care center. But then you do not hear anything at all from your...Continue Reading
Can I get Workers’ Compensation benefits even if I do not know how the accident happened or I caused the accident?
Workers’ compensation in Florida is a no-fault system. The injured worker does not have to prove that the accident was not their fault in order to obtain benefits. The employer must pay benefits regardless of fault. In exchange for this, employers are not liable for pain and suffering and other forms of awards available...Continue Reading
If I refuse to go back to work after suffering a work-related injury can I still collect workers’ compensation benefits?
Workers’ Compensation benefits generally fall into one of two categories. Benefits are either for lost time or reduced wages, referred to as “indemnity” benefits; or are for medical benefits which include treatment, prescriptions, apparatus’s, mileage reimbursement among other things. This article is going to focus on indemnity benefits. You may be able to return...Continue Reading
If I get fired from my job after suffering a work related injury, can I still collect workers’ compensation benefits?
Workers’ Compensation benefits generally fall into one of two categories. Benefits are either for lost or reduced wages, referred to as “indemnity” benefits; or are for medical which include treatment, prescriptions, apparatus’s, mileage reimbursement among other things. This article is going to focus on indemnity benefits. You may be able to return to work...Continue Reading
Can I get Workers’ Compensation benefits if I did not have an actual accident, but where performing my job duties caused disability?
Proving the happening of an accident under Florida’s workers' compensation law is not always an easy thing, but it is even more difficult when there was no actual accident or incident that you can pinpoint. In other words, if you fell off of a ladder, tripped or slipped, and fell and suffered an injury...Continue Reading
Will workers’ compensation cover me if I have a construction related injury even though I am an independent contractor?
The purpose of the workers’ compensation system is to provide an expeditious remedy for employees regardless of fault and liability. Employers in Florida must maintain workers' compensation insurance coverage, with some exceptions. By providing coverage, employers are generally immune from civil liability for workplace injuries. If an employer fails to maintain coverage, an injured...Continue Reading
Workplace injuries often result in significant expenses for victims. In general, individuals who sustain on-the-job injuries should be able to recover compensation through the workers’ comp system in Florida. Here, we want to discuss the top ten causes of injuries in Florida workplaces. It is important to point out that individuals can sustain injuries...Continue Reading
What will happen to my workers’ compensation benefits if my disability comes from the workplace accident and another condition?
If you get injured on the job in Florida, you may be wondering what effect if any, a prior condition may have on your benefits. This is actually a threshold question, because the employer/carrier, (“E/C”), may not have to pay you anything depending on the impact of that prior condition. By way of background,...Continue Reading
I denied prior injuries or conditions when I was hired, can I lose my workers’ compensation benefits?
Workers’ Compensation laws in Florida are harsh and aimed at limiting your entitlement to benefits. This article will focus on the pre-employment questionnaires used by employers to make hiring decisions, and that what you say during this process can affect your rights to obtain future workers’ compensation benefits. We will explore what the...Continue Reading
What happens to my workers compensation benefits even if I am receiving social security disability, pension or unemployment benefits?
There are two types of benefits that you may be entitled to if you have a compensable workers’ compensation claim in Florida. The first one is medical treatment and related expenses. The second one is compensation for lost earnings, often referred to as indemnity benefits. Indemnity benefits vary depending on the nature of your...Continue Reading