What is the Purpose of a Recorded Statement and Do I Make One?

No matter what kind of injury you sustain, you will have to talk to the insurance company involved if you file a claim. It could be a work injury, car accident or other situation that leads to medical care. The insurance provider will request a recorded statement to include in the file.

What is a Recorded Statement?

In simple terms, a recorded statement is your side of the story. You explain what happened to cause your injury, including events leading up to the accident and those that followed afterward. Insurance companies use this statement as part of their evaluation into whether to pay for the claim and how much. […]

What is Rehabilitative Temporary Partial Disability?

When a person is injured on the job, the injury is classified as either temporary or permanent. It is also classified as partial or total disability. Benefits approved for a work injury are decided based on the classification of the injury. If rehabilitative temporary partial disability will apply in your Florida workers’ compensation case, it is helpful to have some basic knowledge about this complex workers’ comp benefit.

Temporary Partial Disability

When you are diagnosed with a temporary partial disability (TPD), it means you are unable to return to your former job at this time. Your condition is expected to improve with continued medical care and therapy, but you are unable to perform your job duties at this time due to medical restrictions. Because you are not able to perform your regular job, you are not receiving income. […]

Can I Receive Workers’ Compensation If I Do Not Have A Work Accident?

Florida’s workers’ compensation laws are designed to protect workers who are injured on the job. Most people associated a workplace “accident” with workers’ compensation; however, that is not the best definition of what is covered by workers’ comp. A better definition of what workers’ compensation covers is a workplace “injury”. Not all injuries in the […]

Can an Employer Do a Drug Test in a Workers’ Compensation Claim?

Many times when a worker is injured while on the job, the employer will require a drug test. For the employee, this often doesn’t make sense when they were doing their regular work. However, Florida state law allows this practice to protect the employer and his business.

Safety Issues

A drug test may be required when the person seeks employment or as a routine fitness for duty test. It may also be required if a person has a history of drug problems or if there is reasonable suspicion. Drug or alcohol use may inhibit a person’s ability to perform his or her job correctly. This results in a higher risk of injury to the worker and his or her co-workers.

Most companies today maintain a drug-free workplace. If your employer implements such a drug-free program, by law your employer must provide notice and education for any drug or alcohol testing. Employers may then require employees to submit to a drug test to detect the presence of alcohol or drugs in the employee’s system. This includes a requirement for drug testing in a workers’ comp claim. […]

When Should I Hire a Boca Raton Workers’ Compensation Attorney?

When you’re injured at work, the first concern is to get treatment. Your focus should be on getting started on the road to recovery, so you can get back to work as soon as possible. This process may take a few days, weeks, or months, depending on the severity of your injuries.

As you work on your recovery, you may wonder if you can handle filing a workers’ comp claim by yourself or if you need a Boca Raton workers’ compensation attorney to represent you. Here are a few tips to help you know what to do if you’ve suffered a workplace injury. […]

The Workers’ Comp Insurance Company Won’t Approve My Doctor’s Treatment

When you are injured on the job, you expect your medical bills to be paid by your employer or its insurance provider. Isn’t that the purpose of the workers’ comp system?

Yes, the workers’ compensation system is designed to ensure that an injured worker receives the medical care he or she needs after a workplace injury. In addition to medical benefits, workers’ comp laws provide other benefits for injured workers. The downside is that Florida’s workers’ compensation laws prevent a worker from suing an employer in almost all cases of workplace injuries and illnesses. That is the “give and take” of the workers’ compensation system. […]

Workers’ Compensation Course and Scope

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What Does Course And Scope Mean In a Florida Workers’ Compensation Claim?

What is a Workplace Injury?

A workplace injury is any injury that occurs while an employee is performing duties in the course and scope of his or her job. Injuries can happen in a variety of ways including falls, burns, machinery, and toxic fumes. Even injuries that are the result of repetitive motion such as carpal tunnel syndrome can be covered by workers’ compensation. With very few exceptions, employers in Florida are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance.

What Benefits Do I Receive If I Am Injured At Work?

Florida’s workers’ compensation laws are designed to ensure that injured employees receive the medical care they need in order to recover from a workplace injury. Injured workers may also be entitled to other benefits including financial assistance while they are out of work due to a workplace injury and compensation for permanent disabilities caused by a workplace injury. In the event an employee dies from a workplace injury, the employee’s survivors may be entitled to death benefits. […]

Florida Workers’ Compensation Facts

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Common Misconceptions About Florida Workers’ Compensation Benefits

Most people do not have much experience with Florida’s workers’ compensation laws; therefore, when they are injured at work they have many questions. In some cases, workers have heard things about the workers’ compensation laws that are simply not true. Below are five of the most common misconceptions about Florida’s workers’ compensation laws. You need the truth about workers’ compensation benefits so that you can receive all of the compensation and benefits you are entitled to receive by law. […]

Work-Related Injuries on a Business Trip

Work injuries aren’t always a straightforward incident. In fact, the accident can occur in unusual circumstances, making you wonder if your injuries are covered by workers’ compensation. One such instance is an injury incurred during a business trip. If you are traveling for your job, are you automatically covered if you are injured? Unfortunately, the answer is not always simple.

Work Travel

If you are engaging in work-related activities in a location other than your primary place of employment, you are covered if you are injured. An example would be a pizza delivery person who falls while walking up the steps to a customer’s home. That injury would be covered under workers’ comp. […]

Tips to Avoid Machinery Accidents From a Boca Raton Workers Comp Attorney

Thousands of people are injured each year in workplace accidents involving machinery. Operating machinery is not as easy or as safe as some people may believe. Machinery poses safety hazards. Workers who operate machinery must be very careful and take precautions in order to reduce their risk of being injured in a workplace accident.

Employers have the duty to ensure employees are properly trained, machinery is maintained, and all safety protocols are in place and followed. However, employees who work with machinery can take steps themselves to reduce their risk of injury. Unfortunately, even if you follow all rules and procedures, you may still be injured. If you are injured in a workplace accident, contact our office immediately to discuss your right to receive workers comp benefits. […]