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Our client was a retail clerk/associate who was a long term employee earning higher wages than many of his co-employees. After several years of favorable performance evaluations the Defendant claimed our client was not meeting expectations and he was placed on a Performance Improvement Plan (PIP). He was subsequently terminated after the PIP term… Read More »
Our client was a factory worker who injured his neck and back in a work related accident. The Employer obtained extensive surveillance of our client in his yard and garden and claimed he was no longer disabled despite his injuries.
Our client was an administrative assistant who was fired shortly after returning to work following leave due to a work related accident. The Defendant initially denied accommodation requests and later agreed to permit our client to return to modified duty. Shortly thereafter the Defendant terminated our client claiming the position was eliminated unrelated to… Read More »
Our client was a truck driver who filed a workers’ compensation claim and was released to light duty work. After reporting to light duty work, the Defendant claimed he failed to return to work as ordered and terminated his employment.
As an estate planning and probate lawyer, I am often asked “What legal documents do I need in case of disability or death?” There are several documents I encourage every single person to have whether single, married or in a domestic partner relationship. Here are just a couple of the recommended documents every person… Read More »
Permanent total disability. If you are permanently and totally disabled, you are entitled to receive 66% of your average weekly wage biweekly with a 3% supplement increased every January 1st times the number of years since your accident. Permanent total disability benefits are paid through age 75. Permanent total supplemental benefits end at age… Read More »
I have been injured at work and I am temporarily unable to return to work because the doctor says I should stay home. Who is going to pay me?
Should stay home. Who is going to pay me? Under Florida Workers’ Compensation Law, you are entitled to indemnity benefits or lost wage benefits. There are categories of temporary indemnity benefits, specifically, temporary total disability and temporary partial disability. You are entitled to temporary total disability when an authorized physician indicates that you are… Read More »
What if you don’t have an accident at work, but believe that you have injuries related to your work activity?
Florida Workers’ Compensation Law has acknowledged that repetitive trauma, exposure to substance and occupational exposures, are compensable. Repetitive trauma is an activity that leads to an injury. This is a compensable event which will entitle you to workers’ compensation benefits. For example, someone who does data entry on a computer can, over time, develop… Read More »
A Petition for Benefits under Florida’s Workers’ Compensation Law can be brought within two (2) years of your date of accident or within two (2) years of when you knew or should have known that you r injuries were as a result of a work related accident or activities. Once you are beyond two… Read More »
Under Florida Workers’ Compensation Law, an accident at work that results in an injury may entitle you to workers’ compensation: Workers’ compensation benefits include medical benefits and lost wage benefits, called indemnity benefits. If you are injured at work, you must report your accident and injury to your employer within thirty (3) days of… Read More »