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Electrocution Injuries at Work are Too Common

By Stephen M. Barbas |

When you think of injuries that happen at work, you probably think of objects falling on people, people falling off of ladders or structures, broken bones, or sprains or strains from either acute injuries, or from repeated repetitive motion. You may not give much thought to electrocution, but electrocution is actually one of the… Read More »

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What Happens When a Workers’ Compensation Insurance Company Acts in Bad Faith?

By Stephen M. Barbas |

When it comes to suing a workers’ compensation insurance company, we often think of the standard things that workers’ compensation insurers do to people to try to deny them benefits. These can include a failure to pay medical expenses, cutting people off from needed medical care, or disputes about the nature, extent and severity… Read More »

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Workers’ Compensation and the Coronavirus

By Stephen M. Barbas |

With the spread of the coronavirus, many Florida workers are probably wondering whether or not they can or would be able to receive workers’ compensation for contracting coronavirus. Of course, because the virus is so new, there is no actual legal precedent for this question, but it is an interesting legal question to ask… Read More »

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Common Workplace Injuries and the Most Dangerous Professions

By Stephen M. Barbas |

We’ve written in the past about getting worker compensation coverage for various kinds of accidents. But what are the most common workplace accidents? And what professions or jobs carry the highest risk of injury to a worker? Types of Injuries Sustained by Workers The National Safety Council estimates that a worker is injured while… Read More »

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What if You Disagree With Your Workers’ Compensation Doctor?

By Stephen M. Barbas |

In Florida, if you are injured on the job, your employer through its workers’ compensation carrier has the right to dictate almost everything about your medical treatment. That includes which doctor you see, the kind of treatment you get, and the treatment options that are offered to you. Going to The Correct Doctor It… Read More »

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Will Getting Workers’ Compensation Hurt My Chances of Getting Disability?

By Stephen M. Barbas |

Let’s assume that you are injured on the job, a common occurrence that happens to many workers. What is uncommon about your injury is that it is so severe, that you and your doctors fear that it may prevent you from working again at any time in the foreseeable future. Which Do You Need?… Read More »

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Why Are Workers’ Compensation Claims Denied?

By Stephen M. Barbas |

The system of workers’ compensation is supposed to be relatively easy. Florida law is designed for workers to have quick and easy access to quick medical care, without having to prove any liability or negligence. Yet, there are workers’ compensation cases filed all the time. Why do these cases happen? How do people end… Read More »

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Employee or Contractor? It Matters in Workers’ Compensation

By Stephen M. Barbas |

In Florida, businesses of four or more employees are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance. This is just a general rule, and there are exceptions (for example, a construction company with any employee must provide workers’ compensation insurance). If you are in a situation where your employer claims that it does not have to… Read More »

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Workers’ Compensation Can Help With Lost Wages

By Stephen M. Barbas |

Workers’ compensation helps people access medical care when they’re injured on the job, and helps them pay for the medical expenses attendant to that care. But what about lost wages? Paying for medical care is certainly needed, but it doesn’t help if you can’t feed yourself or your family while you are sitting in… Read More »

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Volunteering? You May Be Entitled to Workers’ Compensation

By Stephen M. Barbas |

In almost every case, and in almost every full time job, employers must provide workers’ compensation to employees. But what about volunteers? Many volunteers work as hard or harder than paid employees, and many do so in conditions that may be dangerous. Yet by definition, volunteers are not paid. Does that mean that they… Read More »

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