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How much does workers comp pay for lost wages | Florida workers compensation lost wage benefits | LaBovick Law Group of West Palm Beach, Florida
February 9, 2022 in

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...
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January 31, 2022 in

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...
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January 31, 2022 in

Neurogenic bladder is a potentially disabling condition

Neurogenic bladder, alternatively known as neurogenic lower urinary tract dysfunction, is a problem that occurs when a person lacks bladder control due to a brain, nerve, or spinal cord problem. Several nerves and muscles must work together for the bladder to hold urine until the person is ready to empty it. The nerves carry...
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January 31, 2022 in

When should I apply for Social Security Disability benefits?

Social Security Disability insurance is a program administered by the federal government and funded through payroll tax revenues that pay benefits to those who have worked and paid taxes on their earnings for the past 10 of 15 years and are unable to work due to a long-term medical condition. The condition must last...
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January 20, 2022 in

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...
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January 4, 2022 in

Signs your Schizophrenia diagnosis may be disabling:

Schizophrenia is a form of mental illness characterized as a neurological brain disorder. While the exact cause of schizophrenia is largely unknown, it is thought some contributing factors may include genetics, physical and psychological factors, and environmental factors that may make someone more prone to this condition than others. For others, a stressful or...
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January 4, 2022 in

If I have PTSD, am I disabled?

Suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder does not automatically mean you are disabled. The meaning of disability is different depending on what type of program or definition you are using. For example, the Veterans Administration determines disability for PTSD based on a percentage rating. Whereas the social security disability system uses an all-or-nothing definition of...
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January 3, 2022 in

Am I Disabled? Take this Eligibility Quiz to See:

Are you struggling to work because of a medical condition? Are you wondering what benefits are out there? Have you thought about applying for social security disability benefits? If you answered yes to any of those questions the social security disability program may be right for you. Applying for social security disability benefits can...
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January 3, 2022 in

Do I have a claim under the ADA or am I eligible for SSD? Clarifying the confusion between the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Social Security Administration.

You find yourself in a position where you are having a hard time working due to a physical and or mental condition. What do you do? Is the right answer to request accommodations from your employer? Or should you be applying for social security disability benefits? There is a lot of confusion between these...
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January 3, 2022 in

What happens during a Social Security Disability hearing?

Many people who apply for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits want to know what the process entails and when they will be approved for benefits. To begin, it is first important to understand who exactly is eligible for Social Security Disability benefits. Social Security Disability Insurance benefits are available to those who have worked...
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