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 […]
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. […]
Can I Be Fired If I File A Workers’ Compensation Claim in Florida?
This is a very common question that injured workers have when they contact our office. Unfortunately, a new study claims that being injured at work increases your chance of losing your job.
Using data from a study completed by the Work, Family and Health Network, researchers at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston found that employees who were injured at work had more than twice the risk of being fired within six months. The study interviewed 1,331 nursing home workers who completed four interviews for the study — one at the beginning, again in six months, at one year, and then at 18 months. Each person was asked if they had been injured during the previous six months in a workplace accident. […]
Injuries at work happen more frequently than you would think. Most of the time, workplace accidents are minor and result in no injuries or injuries that quickly heal. However, some workplace injuries require medical care and result in a workers’ compensation claim. Below is a discussion of three injuries we see among Boca […]