Have you been injured at work? Has a workplace accident caused you to be out of work? Is your employer dragging its feet filing your claim with its insurance company? Do you have questions about the workers’ compensation process in Florida? Below are five important things you need to know about Florida’s workers’ compensation laws if you have been injured at work.
The Florida division of workers’ compensation has launched a new online assistance program for employer coverage. The goal is to assist business owners in obtaining coverage for their industry. The coverage helps to protect employees from the negative impacts of injuries that occur while on the job.
In 2012, Florida was one of the top three states with the most traffic-related fatalities in work zones. claimed at least 50 lives that year in Florida. In 2013, there were 67,523 work zone accidents nationwide in the United States. Even though the number of work zone accidents may have been lower in 2013 than previous years, the number of work zone injuries related to traffic accidents increased. Approximately 47,758 injuries were reported that year in work zone accidents. […]
If you have been injured on the job and need the services of a Boca Raton workers’ comp lawyer, we urge you to contact our office for a free appointment. When you are injured at work in Florida, our workers’ compensation laws protect you. You are entitled to receive certain benefits when you are injured at work. For example, your medical bills related to the injury should be paid in full under workers’ comp laws, provided the medical treatment is deemed necessary. You should also receive benefits for your lost wages if you are unable to work because of a workplace injury.
To learn more about your rights as an injured worker, call 1-800-333-3903. […]
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. […]
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. […]
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. […]
The Governor’s Highway Safety Association (GHSA) issued a News Release last week announcing it has updated its Drug Impaired Driving: A Guide For States because of the continued increase in the number of drugged driving fatalities. According to information by the GHSA, 43% of fatally-injured drivers in 2015 tested positive for some type of drug, a much higher percent than alcohol-impaired driver fatalities for that year. The GHSA is urging states and lawmakers to take steps to crack down on drugged driving incidents. Introducing new programs, providing additional resources, training for law enforcement officers, and empowering a state-wide task force are some of the suggestions provided to states by the GHSA. […]
A workplace injury is something you should take very seriously. You may not believe you suffered an injury when in fact you are injured. Therefore, you should always report any accidents and injuries to your employer when they occur to avoid being denied for Florida workers’ compensation benefits. This applies when you believe you may have suffered a concussion at work. One workplace injury that is common and may not always be reported is a concussion. A concussion at work can result from a fall or falling equipment. Anything your head strikes an object, you can suffer a concussion. The important thing is that a physician checks you and you know what to look for after you experience a head injury. […]
Because more children will be on the roads riding their bicycles in just a few weeks, our attorneys feel it is an appropriate time to remind motorists and parents to take steps to protect their children from the risk of bicycle accidents. As school becomes a distant memory and the days grow longer, more children pull out their bicycles to spend the beautiful summer days riding from one friend’s house to another or from their home to the park. Bicyclists face an increased risk of being injured in a traffic-related accident because of distracted drivers, road debris, slick surfaces, traffic, and other hazards. However, when we increase the number of bicycle riders on our roads each summer, we increase the risk of a bicycle accident. […]