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 […]
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. […]
When you are hurt on the job, Florida’s workers’ compensation laws provide certain benefits to help you as you heal from your injury. For most injured workers, receiving timely workers comp benefits is vital to surviving financially until they can get back to work full time.
We understand the urgency or your situation, and we want to help. If you are not receiving your workers’ comp benefits in a timely manner, to speak with a West Palm Beach workers’ comp attorney for free. […]
Workers’ Comp Settlement Offer: What If The Workers’ Compensation Insurer Will Not Settle?
A common myth about workers’ compensation cases is that the insurance carrier for the employer must make a settlement offer if the employee is permanently disabled or has a permanent impairment as a result of the workplace injury. This is not the case. An insurance company is not required to make a settlement offer in a workers’ compensation case. With that in mind, what is required by the insurance carrier for your employer?
Benefits For a Workers’ Compensation Claim
In most workers’ compensation claims, you have three basic benefits.
ONE: Your reasonable, related medical expenses are paid in full by the insurance provider or the employer. In either case, you should not be required to pay any of the reasonable, required medical expenses related to your workplace injury. At times, what is “reasonable, related, and required” can be debatable. A Boca Raton workers’ compensation attorney can help ensure you receive this benefit as required by law. […]