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. […]
According to information provided by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), there are approximately 18 million workers under the age of 24 years in the United States. This number represents about 13 percent of the total workforce, but these workers have some of the highest occupational injury rates. The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) reports that 80 percent of teens are employed at some time during their high school years.
In 2004, more than 38,000 teen workers suffered an injury at work, and 134 teen workers died from on the job accidents and injuries. Each year, it is estimated that 70 teen workers die from work-related injuries and another 77,000 teen workers are sent to the emergency room for work-related accidents and injuries. […]
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. […]
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. […]
What is a Compensable Injury Under Florida’s Workers’ Compensation Laws?
Florida’s workers’ compensation laws provide assistance to employees who are injured on the job. Workers’ compensation provides financial support until the employee is able to return to work. It also pays for medical treatment for workplace injuries and illnesses. Workplace accidents do happen; therefore, it is important that you understand your rights under our workers’ compensation laws. An experienced Boca Raton workers’ compensation attorney can help you receive the benefits you are entitled to collect when you are injured at work.
Defining a Compensable Injury
Even though our workers’ compensation laws are defined by statute, the courts must sometimes clarify the law or make decisions based on conflicting interpretations of the law. A recent Florida court case clarified the definition of a compensable injury. […]
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. […]
Getting hurt on the job is never an easy experience. Dealing with workers’ compensation insurance can make the situation even more stressful. If the injury is serious enough, your doctor may recommend surgery. Once this occurs, you may run into several different issues regarding workers’ compensation coverage for your workplace injury. An experienced Boca Raton workers’ comp attorney can help you sort through the issues to ensure you receive the medical care you need and the benefits you are entitled to receive under Florida’s workers’ compensation laws. […]
What is a Worker’s Comp Deposition?
A worker’s comp deposition is no different from a deposition in a civil lawsuit. If you file a lawsuit against another party, the attorney for that party may want to take your deposition. In a deposition, the attorney asks you questions regarding the lawsuit. You must answer the questions under oath as if you were testifying in court. The purpose of a deposition is to gain more information about the other side’s case. A deposition can also be used in court if you change your testimony. […]
Will I Lose My Workers’ Compensation Benefits If I Quit My Job?
If you are injured at work or you develop a medical condition or illness because of your job, you are entitled to receive workers’ compensation benefits under Florida’s Workers’ Compensation laws. Workers’ compensation benefits are designed to provide income assistance while you obtain medical treatment of a job-related injury or illness. Workers’ compensation benefits also pay for that medical treatment. In order to receive benefits, you must file a claim and follow all steps required by law.
Once the doctor has cleared you to return to work, you can return to your job. If you have a permanent medical condition or disability, you may also be entitled to receive a settlement as compensation for the permanent condition. Your employer cannot fire you because you file a valid workers’ compensation claim. If you are wrongfully fired by your employer, you can file a civil action against the employer for wrongful termination. However, you can voluntarily quit your job while you are receiving workers’ compensation benefits. […]
Do I Need a Florida Workers’ Compensation Attorney or a Personal Injury Attorney?
“I work for a courier service delivering documents. I fell while at a business making a delivery. Do I need a Boca Raton workers’ compensation attorney or a slip and fall attorney?”
The best answer is to hire a Boca Raton workers’ compensation attorney who also has experience handling personal injury claims. The attorneys of The Broderick Law Firm P.L. are experienced workers’ compensation attorneys and personal injury attorneys. We represent clients who are injured in the workplace and clients who have been injured due to the negligence of another party. In a situation like the one above, our experience in both areas of law gives you the comprehensive legal representation you need in order to receive the maximum compensation allowable by law for your injuries. […]