It is easy to be confused by the differences in a workers compensation claim in Florida and a personal injury claim. Both claims related to an injury and the damages incurred because of that injury; however, the laws governing these types of injuries are very different. Below are three differences that many people find confusing when they are injured on the job. […]
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. […]
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 […]
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. […]
The Naples Dailey News reported that since January 1, 2007, 52 people of died from lightning in Florida. This is more than any state in the country. The next closest state for lightning-related deaths is Texas with 21 fatalities during the same period. Just this year, two people have been killed in the United States from lightning strikes, including a Florida construction worker. The 46-year old Fort Pierce resident was injured while working on an empty pool on Jensen Beach last week. He died from his injuries after a lightning accident. Florida’s climate is the perfect combination of elements to develop lightning storms. Last year, over 1.2 million lightning flashes were reported in Florida, again only to Texas which had just over four million flashes. Even though lightning safety education has increased, Florida still has too many deaths and accidents related to lightning strikes. In 2016, nine people were killed in Florida from lightning-related accidents, an increase from the five people killed in 2015. Education is extremely important. Workers must understand the dangers of working outside during Florida thunderstorms. Lightning can develop very quickly and without warning. Below are several safety tips for staying safe this summer from lightning accidents. […]
When you are hurt at work, you have lots of questions. Your employer and the insurance carrier will answer many of those questions. However, you may also want to consult an experienced Boca Raton workers comp attorney to ask questions. An attorney represents your bests interest. He doesn’t represent anyone else — just you. […]
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. […]
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. […]
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. […]