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Orange Park Business Owner Arrested for Violating Florida Workers’ Comp Laws

According to a report in Clay Today, a principal of an Orange Park pizzeria was arrested on felony charges for allowing his workers’ compensation insurance coverage to lapse two times in the past five years. The report states that an investigator conducted a compliance visit at Infield Pizzeria and Sports Bar late last year. […]

Kids’ Chance Announces New Partnership Recognition Program

Kid’s Chance has launched an exciting new program aimed at providing stable and reliable income so that children of seriously injured workers can attend college. The program has three levels of sponsorship. The Partner Level requires a $20,000 commitment over four years, and the Associate Level requires a $10,000 commitment over four years. Anyone donating $500 or more will be placed within the Supporter Level. Each level has different recognitions for the donations.  […]

Workers’ Comp Reform Fails in Florida Legislature

Employers and insurance companies in Florida have been fighting for workers’ comp reform after to Florida Supreme Court decisions apparently played a role in driving up workers’ comp insurance rates. In Castellanos v. Next Door Company, the court found last year that the mandatory attorney fee schedule in workers’ comp cases was unconstitutional. By […]

Workers Comp Claims For Chemical Exposure Injuries

Many workers handle dangerous chemicals every day as part of their job duties. Even though strict rules and regulations are in place to prevent injuries, chemical accidents happen. Exposure to these chemicals can cause severe injuries or death. Roughly 10 percent of occupational accidents are due to chemical or environmental exposure. Because of the danger, employers must take steps to protect employees from accidental chemical exposure. These steps may include providing additional and ongoing training and providing special safety equipment, including clothing and accessories. Unfortunately, even with the best protection and precautions, chemical exposure accidents can happen. […]

How to Avoid a Back Injury at Work

Back injuries are a common on-the-job injury that employees suffer across multiple industries. Injuries to the back are not limited to industries that require hard physical labor or heavy lifting. A person working in an office can suffer a back injury from sitting in the same position day after day, falling over a box left in […]

Florida Woman Accused of Workers’ Comp Fraud

In Fort Lauderdale, a woman filed a workers’ comp claim for an injury she sustained in August 2016 while at work. According to the woman, she was sitting at her desk when a sprinkler fell from the roof and hit her on the head. A claim was filed under workers’ compensation for her injury. However, the insurance company for her employer became suspicious and contacted Florida’s Division of Investigative and Forensic Services. A video of the incident surfaced showing the woman sitting at her desk when the sprinkler fell on the desk. In the video, she looked around, picked up the sprinkler and hit herself in the head with the sprinkler. She holds her head after injuring herself. […]

When Should I Hire A Florida Workers Comp Attorney?

If you have sustained an injury at work, this is probably a confusing time for you. Your immediate concern is medical attention for your injuries; however, you also have other concerns that must be addressed. One of the major concerns is how to pay for your living expenses if you miss work due to your workplace injury. A workers comp claim can help.

Florida’s workers’ compensation laws exist to address some of the vital concerns of injured workers, such as medical care and temporary income. While the workers’ compensation system in Florida should provide benefits in a timely and smooth fashion, workers must rely on insurance companies to fulfill the provisions of the workers’ comp laws. […]

Does The Statute Of Limitations Apply To Florida Workers’ Comp Cases?

Florida has a statute of limitations that applies to workers’ compensation claims filed after January 1, 1994. The statute is located within Florida’s Workers’ Compensation Act. Below is a general, broad discussion of the statute of limitations for a Florida workers’ compensation claim. We urge you not to assume your claim falls within any certain category or scenario. There are always exceptions to every rule because each case is unique. […]

Orlando Predators Player Denied Workers Comp Benefits

The First District Court of Appeals ruled that Bryan Bishop, a former Orlando Predators Arena Football player, is not entitled to receive workers comp benefits because his employer did not sign his employment contract. According to reports, Bishop filed a workers’ comp claim for injuries he sustained during a tryout. The matter came before a judge of compensation who ruled for Bishop. […]

Is My Injury At Work Covered If Caused By A Co-Worker?

Florida’s workers’ compensation system was established to protect workers when there is an injury at work. The system provides for medical care, income benefits, and other benefits for the injured worker. In the case of death, the system provides benefits to the worker’s family. However, there are strict laws and procedures that govern Florida workers’ comp claims. You and your employer must take specific actions when you report an injury at work. Your employer should have protocols in place to report a workplace injury, including an injury caused by a co-worker. […]