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Can You Get Workers’ Compensation For a Bad Reaction to a COVID Vaccine?

By Stephen M. Barbas |

With the development of effective COVID-19 vaccines, and the distribution of the vaccine in the coming months, will come issues of whether employers can, or should require employees to get the vaccine. From the employee’s standpoint, one major question might be what happens if an employer-required COVID-19 vaccine gets you sick? Can you get… Read More »

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Florida’s Eggshell Plaintiff Doctrine Protects Victims

By Stephen M. Barbas |

We seem to have a belief that certain accidents cause certain kinds of injuries. But the reality is that everyone reacts differently to similar accidents. Someone who is able bodied and strong may do better after a slip and fall than someone who is frail, with brittle bones. Some of us are just more… Read More »

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Lacerations Can be Serious Workplace Injuries

By Stephen M. Barbas |

When we think of injuries in the workplace, we often think about injuries to bones, or limbs. If someone mentioned a laceration, you may automatically equate laceration with a minor injury, that could not be expected to keep you out of work for very long. But a laceration is not “just a cut,” and… Read More »

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Common Questions About Workers’ Compensation

By Stephen M. Barbas |

You may think that you know a lot about workers’ compensation. Many people do, even if they aren’t workers’ compensation attorneys. But there are still things to learn, and things that you may not have known about workers’ compensation. Here are some of the more common things that people ask their attorney about workers’… Read More »

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Getting Workers’ Compensation For Injuries After or Before Work Hours

By Stephen M. Barbas |

When the country shut down because of COVID, more and more Florida workers found themselves working from home. Many restrictions have been lifted, but many employers have continued to allow employees to work from home. With so many people now working from home (or perhaps, a hybrid of home and in office work), it… Read More »

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Car Accidents on the Job: Personal Injury or Workers’ Compensation?

By Stephen M. Barbas |

We often talk about workers’ compensation and car accidents separately, because an entirely different system of medical treatment, benefits, payments, and damages are available in both. They are governed by separate laws and statutes. But what happens when they intersect—specifically, what happens when you are involved in a car accident on the job? Car… Read More »

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COVID-19 Workers’ Compensation Claims are Being Denied at an Alarming Rate

By Stephen M. Barbas |

We expect workers’ compensation insurers to deny claims. That’s how insurance companies save money, by denying claims, and forcing injured workers to file claims and lawsuits in order to get their workers’ compensation insurance. But insurers are stooping to a new low, in denying claims being made by workers on the frontline of the… Read More »

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Can You Get Workers’ Compensation for Injuries Because of Workplace Violence

By Stephen M. Barbas |

When we’ve discussed getting workers’ compensation for workplace accidents, we tend to think of just the word “accident.” But what if you’re injured at work because of something other than an accident—specifically, what if you are injured as a result of violence in the workplace? An assault, a battery, or some kind of criminal… Read More »

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Jobs That Don’t Seem Dangerous, But Are

By Stephen M. Barbas |

If you work in some professions or jobs, you may not think much about workers’ compensation. After all, you don’t work in a “dangerous” job. When you think of jobs where the likelihood of injury is high, you probably think about construction workers, police and emergency responders, electricians or warehouse workers. And you would… Read More »

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Why Truthful Answers on Medical Questionnaires Matter in Workers’ Compensation

By Stephen M. Barbas |

Let’s say that you are applying for a new job. Like many jobs, this job requires that you fill out a mound of forms. The list of forms is almost never ending to the point that you start to zone out and get a little numb. You zone out so much that when it… Read More »

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