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What Do I Do If My Employer Says I Must Return To Work After An Injury?

Have you been injured at work? Did you become ill because of your job? Are you currently receiving workers comp benefits while you are receiving medical care for your injuries? If you are still receiving treatment for your injuries from an on-the-job injury, you need to follow the instructions of your doctor. However, what happens when your employer calls to say you are needed back at work but the doctor has not said you can return to work? […]

What Happens If I Am Hurt At Work, But I Have Two Jobs?

Many individuals are working two jobs to make ends meet. Because of this situation, the question of how to handle two jobs when you are hurt at one job is coming up more often in Florida workers’ comp cases. Our West Palm Beach workers’ comp attorneys have experience handling claims involving concurrent employment. […]

Judge Denies Request to Change Doctors in Florida Workers Comp Case

According to a story reported by the Florida Record, an injured worker’s second request to change doctors after a workplace injury has been denied. In a decision by the First District Court of Appeal, the court upheld the lower court’s decision to deny the worker’s request to change doctors because he had already been granted a one-time change of physicians. The injured employee had previously requested a change of doctors when his authorized orthopedic physician retired and the insurance company authorized another doctor. The employee alleged that he should be allowed to change doctors again to return to a doctor with the practice of his original doctor. The court denied the request because the worker had already been granted a one-time change of doctors. […]

Florida Man Arrested for Workers’ Comp Fraud

According to a story in the Insurance Journal, a Florida businessman has been arrested on two counts of workers’ compensation insurance fraud and other charges related to selling his insurance certificate to other employees. If convicted, the man could face up to 30 years in prison. […]

Five Important Factors In A Florida Workers’ Compensation Claim

Being injured at work is scary and frustrating. You are worried about getting the medical care you need to recover from your injury while you are worried about your job and the loss of income. A Florida workplace injury can turn your life upside down.

Our Boca Raton workers’ comp attorneys understand your fears […]

Another TECO Worker Dies from Injuries in Florida Industrial Accident

Fox 13 reports another tragic death from the TECO power plant industrial accident on June 29. Frank Jones was the fourth worker to die from injuries sustained in the June workplace accident. Six Tampa Electric workers were injured or killed in the accident at the Big Bend Power Plant while cleaning a tank. Two men died at the accident scene, and another man died later that week. The men were sprayed with molten stone waste as they were trying to unclog the tank. […]

Can I File A Workers’ Comp Claim For Hearing Loss At Work?

When we think about a workplace injury, we usually think of broken bones, back injuries, head trauma, or severe injuries that require immediate medical attention. Many workers are unaware that injuries and illnesses that develop over time are also covered by Florida’s workers’ compensation laws. An article in USA Today last fall highlights one of those injuries that may go uncompensated because workers’ may not be aware it is considered a workplace injury – hearing loss at work. […]

Protecting Florida Teen Workers From Workplace Injuries

According to information provided by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), there are approximately 18 million workers under the age of 24 years in the United States. This number represents about 13 percent of the total workforce, but these workers have some of the highest occupational injury rates. The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) reports that 80 percent of teens are employed at some time during their high school years.

In 2004, more than 38,000 teen workers suffered an injury at work, and 134 teen workers died from on the job accidents and injuries. Each year, it is estimated that 70 teen workers die from work-related injuries and another 77,000 teen workers are sent to the emergency room for work-related accidents and injuries. […]

Why Was My Florida Workers’ Comp Claim Denied?

Being injured at work is a traumatic experience. In addition to the physical pain and emotional stress, you worry about medical bills and lost wages. Florida’s workers’ compensation system is designed to assist workers who are injured on the job. However, sometimes an employer or its insurance provider denies a claim. Below are some of the most common reasons for the denial of a workers’ comp claim. […]

Florida Worker Sues Over Disputed Workers Comp Medical Bills

Jenie Mallari-Torres writing for the Florida Record reported that an Orange County woman has filed a lawsuit against Florida Hospital Medical Group, Inc. in the Orange Circuit Court over a disputed workers comp medical bill. She is alleging that Radiology Specialists of Florida is violating collection practices by attempting to collect a bill that was related to an on-the-job injury. The complaint alleges that for the past year, the company has been pursuing collection efforts for a medical bill that is related to a workers comp injury. The medical services were provided after the woman suffered an injury at work while she was employed as a crossing guard. She alleges the company knows that the injuries she was treated for were covered by Florida’s workers’ compensation system. […]