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
What if you timely report your work related injury to your employer but you do not hear anything after that?
What if you get injured on the job and cannot return to work? You tell your supervisor about your injury right after it happens. You seek treatment at the local emergency room or urgent care center. But then you do not hear anything at all from your employer about whether you will get compensated...Continue Reading
In order to have a compensable workers compensation claim in Florida, you need to prove that the accident arose out of and in the course of your employment. In other words, the accident resulted from your work activity or performance of your job duties while you were employed and working. You will then need...Continue Reading
Social security disability can be a complicated process, requiring several steps to proving you are disabled. The complication ultimately begins with how social security defines disability. Social security defines disability as, “the inability to do any substantial gainful activity by reason of any medically determinable physical or mental impairment which can be expected to...Continue Reading
If I am out of work due to a work-related injury, do I have to look for work to be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits?
Under the Florida Workers Compensation Law, benefits are paid based upon disability. Disability means an “incapacity because of the injury to earn in the same or any other employment the wages which the employer is receiving at the time of the injury”. Basically, the amount of workers’ compensation benefits will be determined based upon...Continue Reading
A 2018 report from the American Bar Association showed that there were 1,338,678 practicing lawyers in the US. That's a significant increase from a decade earlier when numbers showed 1,162,124. That's a 15.2% growth spurt. Why are there so many more active attorneys? It seems that Americans require their legal assistance more often than...Continue Reading
What should I do if my employer refuses to report my workers’ compensation claim? You’re entitled to Workers’ Compensation benefits whether or not your employer reports the claim. Do not get discouraged. Your company most likely has an insurance policy to cover workplace accidents. The information simply needs to be communicated to the insurance...Continue Reading
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt life as we know it, many people have found themselves in situations where they must return to work, taking as many safety precautions as possible but still running the risk of catching coronavirus while at work. Some employees have died after complications from the virus. Does Workers’...Continue Reading
Suffering an injury at work brings with it more than physical pain and discomfort; there are significant financial factors to consider as well. From medical bills and prescriptions to lost work to covering your normal obligations, your situation can seem overwhelming. Workers' compensation is designed to help employees bridge the gap until they are...Continue Reading
On the Job Injury Pay: How to Demand Your Protection as an Employee If you've been hurt on your job, it's your employer's duty to help you recover from your injuries—physically and financially. While that's the way things should be, receiving on the job injury pay is sometimes a hassle. In such cases, getting...Continue Reading